Noah J Nelson on Thursday, Apr. 5th
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I’m not even hyped up for Marvel’s Avengers Vs. X-Men event, but I was extremely pleased with my decision to pick up Avengers Vs. X-Men Infinite #1 on the iPad last night. Marvel and scribe Mark Waid have been talking about this project like it was the second coming of comics to digital.
They haven’t been exaggerating.
For just 99 cents, Marvel kicked out a 60+ screen (not pages, mind you, but screens) story that takes advantage of the tablet computer’s strengths while completely nullifying its weaknesses. Comics look just fine on the iPad already, but the Infinite style of comics is just gee whiz.
This. This is what I want out of digital comics: dialogue pacing tricks, rack focus, and sequential art shenanigans that open up a whole new set of tools for the comic book storyteller.
If you have an iPad (or one of those other tablets) and have ever, ever loved a comic book or a superhero movie, you owe it to yourself to cough up the 99-cents and experience this new format for yourself. The only real problem: with the bar for art (Stuart Immonen outdoes himself in this format) set so high, can Marvel keep it up?