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Comic Zeal Comic Reader

Comic Zeal Comic Reader
  • #: 103145
  • Price: $7.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: 2016-09-13
  • Current Version: 9.1.3
  • 9.1.3
  • Size: 15.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Emiliano Molina
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • © 2010 Bitolithic Pty Ltd
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Do you want the most features? the best reading experience? Comic Zeal 9 has them both. It was the first comic reader in the App Store, it’s still the best.

• Organize your collection how YOU want. Put series inside series, use dividers to manage long lists.

• Automatically sorts comics into their series.

• Super fast reading view with two-page mode and assisted panning.

• Page position lock so you don’t see the same borders page after page.

• Does the right thing when you rotate your device, many comics have a mixture of portrait and landscape pages.

• Lightning fast search, by comic title and tags.

• Parental lock for individual series.


For a very reasonable price you can also unlock

• Comic Finders, create smart series that show you unread comics from all over your library.

• Seven new, gorgeous themes.


• WI-Fi using a web browser on a PC or Mac.

• Drop Box, iCloud Drive, etc using iOS document sharing.

• AirDrop from a Mac.

• iTunes via USB or Wi-FI


Comic Zeal features the innovative slider, it's a pointer, a container and a toolbox, all in one. You can push stuff into it, then go anywhere in your collection and drag it out. It's an incredibly fast way to organize your comics.

With the slider you can:

• Reorder comics, put them into the slider in the order you want them, then drag them out.

• Create reading lists (by making copies of comics that don't take up any space on your device)

• Create series and dividers right in the app. Dividers are lists that can hold comics, series and even other dividers.


• Tap the ‘i’ info icon for comics, series and dividers. You can rename entries, sort a series or mark items as read or unread.

• When zooming, hold the gesture for half a second. Comic Zeal will lock that zoom and position when you turn the page, it's a great way to hide borders.

Comics used in the screenshots:

'Escape from Planet Nowhere', © 2010 Otis Frampton, http://planet-nowhere.com/

Please note, there is a problem with Google Drive’s iOS extension that doesn’t allow you to open comic and other files that they consider to be ’non-standard’. You can read more about it here: https://goo.gl/EKVRbN and here https://goo.gl/XXYRQI . You can open Comics from the Google Drive app itself using the 'Open in ...' option, just not directly from Comic Zeal.

What's New in Version 9.1.3

One big change in this update and some bug fixes:

- Imports now happen completely in the background.
- Fixed a couple of crashing bugs.

Comics are imported super quick now, can you let me know if you need some kind of download queue display? @bitolithic on twitter.

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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Very nearly a killer app

Updated again, for version 4.0.26, upgraded from 2 stars all the way to 5

They fixed it! I have my Comic Zeal back, and with the additional improvements in recent versions to transfer speeds, I have my ideal comic reader. This is simply the best comic reading experience there is -- possibly including printed comics. Others gimmick it up with transitions and whiz bang panel-to-panel pans and swoops -- but that ain't comics. Comics should be as they've always been: static enough to be under the absolute control of the cooperative and committed reader.

Dear comics producers: stop apologizing for being comics. It's a great art form and a great storytelling medium. Embrace it for what it is, and let us enjoy that tension between creator and reader -- the magic that happens between the panels.

Comic Zeal makes it happen more smoothly and with less obstruction than anything else on any electronic gizmo.

Updated for version 4.0.21, downgraded from 4 stars to 2

Recent versions have added a very unpleasant bug: every page is shunted a little past the right edge of the screen, cutting off several pixels. I could deal with that, except that it also seems more unresponsive to pinch scaling. Every turn of a page is a little more aggravating than the last. I'm going to be shelving this app for now, and give it another look at the next update.

End Edit

This is an almost perfect comic-reading experience. I'd had the iPhone version, and could see the potential in it ... But would quickly tire of all the zooming and scrolling. On the iPad, it is a great experience: closer to reading the dead tree editions than I could have guessed, minus the stress of trying to keep the scotch tape from catching the covers. The artwork comes through clear, readable, and far more detailed than I would have guessed.

The synchronization is one thing that keeps me from a 5-star rating. It's just too slow, often taking nearly a minute per book, and if I let iTunes back up my iPad, I have to just leave it running overnight while I sleep.

Finally, this is clearly an app for comics nerds, so I say embrace that: add in some metadata editing for the books. I'm positive that a large contingent of my fellow comics nerds would spend hours entering in artist, author and plot-based info into their collections. Another big plus would be something where you could note whether you have the printed books, and what condition they are in.

5/5 stars

The best app for comic lovers

The best compliment I can pay this app is that it does it's job. It doesn't get in the way of the comic.

Reading comics on the iPad has changed my life, it's the greatest thing ever!!!

5/5 stars


This is the perfect app for reading comics. The program is easy to use and the syncing from my home computer to my ipad is fast and simple. It also does a great job of cataloguing. This is the only app I've paid for and it's worth every penny. Highly recommended!


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