Android app now available

The Digital comics distributor released an Android app today. This app brings access to the more than 150 publishers distributed by, including Archaia Entertainment, Archie Comics and BOOM! Studios. is a little late to the party; ComiXology had their Android app out in December. The app is available in the Marketplace and direct from It requires Android v2.1. From the press release:

Looking for digital comics from the world’s leading publishers on an Android powered phone or device? Look no further, because today opens their library of more than 2,000 comics to the 22 Million people worldwide using Android phones or tablets with the release of their Digital Comics application for Google’s mobile platform.

This milestone release marks Graphicly’s first entry to the growing and exciting Android marketplace and makes the more than 150 publishers currently available on’s other applications available to a whole new audience. Publishers available include Marvel Comics (which is only distributed on Android via, Archaia Entertainment, Archie Comics and BOOM! Studios and many others in offering a wide range of comics and graphic novels to the Android community.

“Like our community, we are firm believers in the explosion of the Android market” said Micah Baldwin, CEO of “Being the first to provide Marvel Comics on the Android platform is a perfect example of that belief. This application is only the beginning of the expansion of our relationship with Google, which began as a launch partner with the Chrome Application Store.”

The new application features a full storefront from which users can purchase comics, as well as the ability to sync with their current comics library (containing comics purchased from’s desktop, Web or iOS apps), giving users ultimate freedom to read their comics anywhere on any device. To optimize reading for the handheld devices’ form factor, the application will support ‘ View’ (a panel-by-panel reading experience) as well as full-page and pinch-to-zoom modes. Further, comic books can be both streamed and downloaded to users’ phones to ensure reading regardless of users’ connectivity. In addition to buying and reading comics, the community is connected through a vibrant social stream, allowing for users to share their activities with friends and find what books are most popular. Comics for Android is compatible with devices running version 2.1 and higher and is available for download in the Android Marketplace and at

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