Marvel And Aurasma Announce Collaboration For Comics Featuring Augmented Reality

 

You may have heard of a little something called Augmented Reality. Since we previewed it at CES this year, we’ve seen various applications and uses for it and heck— even we’ll see it even in sweet HUD glasses among other things. Over at SXSW, Marvel is hooking up with Aurasma to bring some pizzazz to the various comics out there. This collaboration will allow users watch video trailers of comics they see, 3D animation, recaps and other exclusive goodies just by holding their phones up to comics. Yup, this means we’ll be seeing our favorite action heroes spring to life, similar to what a certain toy making giant is already planning too.

To commemorate this partnership, Marvel the free Marvel IR app which will power its augmented reality. Check out the video below to see none other than Iron Man strutting his stuff during an impressive demo of the technology. Anyone else excited yet?

 

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source: Tech Crunch

Breaking News: DC Comics app released for Android with over 3,000 issues available

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Comic lovers everywhere rejoice! Just in time for Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, DC Comics and comixology have partnered to bring Android devices a branded DC Comics app available for free in the Android Market now! The app will feature DC Comics which you can purchase through the app for $0.99 – $2.99 per issue. The payment will be made through the Google in-app purchase system for ease of use. The app will have a library of over 3000 titles to choose from, while adding over 80 format title per month.

Here’s what Senior Vice President of DC Entertainment Hank Kanalz had to say about the release;

This launch is another great milestone in our digital strategy, Our goal is to make DC Comics available to the broadest audience possible and this Android launch extends our reach among mobile phones and tablets. We want our readers to enjoy comics whenever and wherever they want, be it at home, work or while walking around San Diego Comic-Con.

Grab the app by clicking or scanning below now!

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More images and full press release below.

Comixology for Android helps you download and rock your comics on the go

Here it is folks, and it’s about time! Comixology, one of the best comic book readers for the web and iOS devices, has finally gotten an Android version. You can go now and download over 2,500 comics at a price, or one of the free 300+ comics available. What kind of comics will you find yourself rocking if you buy this app? No Marvel, but rather:

A Wave Blue World, Adhouse Books, Alterna Comics, Antarctic Press, Arcana Studio, Archie Comics, Asylum Press, Bluewater Comics, BOOM! Studios, Com.x, Creative Impulse, Creator Owned, Devils Due, Digital Webbing, Dynamite Entertainment, EigoMANGA, Evil Twin Comics, First Salvo, Image Comics, Keenspot, Markosia, Moonstone Books, Oni Press, Radical, Red 5 Comics, Shadowline, Skybound, South Fellini, Slave Labor Graphics, Studio 407, Th3rd World Studios Top Cow, Vertigo, Viper Comics, and Zenescope Entertainment

If you want to check out the app for yourself (and trust me, you do), then hit up this link to check it out. Hit the break for the full presser, and let us know what you think in the comments!


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Perfect Viewer Aims to Improve Reading on Android Devices

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Let’s admit it, trying to read a comic on a 2.8 – 3.7 inch screen is no picnic. As much as its great to pinch and zoom, it still seems to be lacking something.

Perfect Viewer for Android aims to fix our viewing ailments by dividing the touchscreen into “hot zones” which includes zoom, open files, move forwards or backwards, and fit the image automatically to the proper height or width of the screen.

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