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I, like many adults, used to collect comics. I owned dozens of long boxes, filled to the brim with various copies of X-MenSpider-Man and Detective. But I eventually traded comic books for cars, and shortly thereafter my collection went away, sold to a man for pennies on the dollar.

Three years ago, I started collecting again. But I didn’t end up in a dusty comic book shop that smelled of vanilla and shame, but instead from the comfort of my living room using the many popular iPad apps built by Comixology. And recently, the game changed again with Marvel Unlimited. But the shape of the online comic book landscape still isn’t that bright. How so? Let’s find out.

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When I was young, I used to take a city bus from my school so that I could go to the comic book store every Friday and pick up my regular issues. Following the monthly adventures of my favorite characters — many from the DC Comics universe — was my life back then, and a very enjoyable part of my childhood.

It’s been a long time since those days on the Phoenix Metro, and now I’m an adult with a family to support and all the responsibilities that come with it. But when I want to get my comic book fix, and the Comixology lineup on my iPad just isn’t cutting it, I turn to Injustice: Gods Among Us. (more…)

It’s a battle that’s raged for decades: Marvel Comics versus DC Comics. Who has the better heroes and villians? Could Batman take on Iron Man and win? Who’s better: Superman or Thor? Well we don’t have the answers to those big questions, but we do have a way for you to find out.

Both Marvel and DC have iPad and iPhone apps available on iTunes right now, both with different experiences – even though they’re produced by the same company. So out of the two, which one do you get? Is there one app better than the other? Follow along, true believer, and find out for yourself.