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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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Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters in July, becoming the second movie this summer from the House of Ideas (the first being The Avengers). Whenever Spider-Man gets a flick, a game is guaranteed. In this case it’s the film’s eponymous release from Gameloft.

Peter Parker’s alter ego has been featured in video games since the 1970s. In the digital world, he’s probably faced his entire rogues gallery. He’s also been playable in every beat-‘em-up, fighting, role-playing and side-scrolling fashion imaginable. But The Amazing Spider-Man is where fans get the Spidey who does all of those ⎯ and has been missing from other adaptations. Let’s find out more after the jump. (more…)

The release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for the iOS platform wasn’t a coincidence. Its availability strategically coincided with the premiere of Marvel’s The Avengers and Capcom no doubt benefited from this connection. Just as the blockbuster is a chapter in a series, so, too, is MvC2, the sixth game within a set that includes highlights such as X-Men vs. Street Fighter and the first Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

More than a decade after its initial release, MvC2 still boasts tons of praise, but how does one of the more technically complex entries in the series make the transition to iPhone? And after years of availability on consoles and a newer version on the market (Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds), why should anyone care? (more…)

The App Store is full of games trying to capitalize on a current trend, so when I first heard about Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty for the iPhone, I was a bit skeptical. Most companies have a hard enough time getting a movie adaptation to work as a console game. Is it possible they could make magic for the iPhone?

To find out, I decided to play the game and give it a fair shake. Was it worth it? Let’s find out together after the jump.


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.