As all modern publishers produce with the intent to digitally distribute and Marvel and DC work to get their entire archival back-catalogs digitally encoded for comic reader software ... how many of you have downloaded/experienced/regularly use any commercial comic reader apps?
From computers to iOS devices to Android to even devices like PSP, the digital comic format seems to be out there in full force.
I have the ComicsX reader for iOS and I think it's pretty fantastic on both iPad and iPhone4 ... especially considering how much material they make available for free (mostly issue 0s or issue 1s).
I think that the iPad makes for a fantastic physical comic substitute, and things like the ability to pan/zoom or auto progress from a panel to panel view along with features like bookmarking, etc. add something really special to the experience.
Like most will note, it's no substitute for holding a printed periodical in your hands ... but as most legacy comic collectors know, there comes a point where physical storage space for a collection becomes a dire issue ... and I'm personally at a point in my life where I'm not interested in having a massive physical collection. Digital collection for the purpose of reading/enjoying is good enough for me, and with the independent publications I know that my money is in most cases going directly to the creators.