Marvel released their first comic a few weeks ago that used their new Infinity Digital format. This is a very unique experience that gives you full HD comics on the new Apple iPad. It provides innovative features not found on any other platform and gives you a robust format to read your comic books.
The first comic we reviewed for this new format was Avengers VS. X-Men and is entitled “Infinity 1.” Honestly, I love the new comic format and hope the company releases new editions using this platform. You no longer have to pinch and zoom to make text readable. When you read in landscape mode the comics are full page and every different page is unlike the last.
When you turn a page you are greeted by a unique experience. You might have a full color image and when you tap on the right hand side you will see different boxes of text appear. On the next page you might see three different panels appear and then a fourth when you hit the page turn button. In other cases there is cool animation where a character will appear in the background and then appear incrementally closer.
Many comic book companies offer a guided view technology that gives you the ability to view the content, panel by panel. I don’t like this view because it tends to be slower and makes it harder to digest what is happening. The advance of Infinity is an unique way of displaying comics that is innovative. It does not hinder the reading experience and instead actually accentuates it.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.