~Post made possible by Comixology~
Most of you know that I have a weird thing about e-books vs. actual books. Strangely enough, this peeve of mine never crossed over to comics. I’ve been reading digital comics for over a decade and actually prefer reading them that way. I suppose it is somewhat like watching a television series. I cannot watch a television show unless I can start with Episode 1, period. I will refuse to watch it for the rest of my life until I start at the beginning. This was how it was for me and comics. No matter how much I may have wanted to read a certain comic, I would absolutely refuse UNLESS I happened to come across the whole set. Just as Netflix brought us all the wonderful capability of watching television shows start to finish that we never believed we’d be able to, Comixology brings the ability to read comics the same way.
Ever actually want to read Superman, Batman or the Avengers? Or were you ever curious what really was going on in all those The Walking Dead comic books? Now there’s a place where you can lose yourself in the world of Superheroes, Villains, Zombies, Faeries, you name it. Comixology has revolutionized the way the world reads comic books. A complete cloud based platform that allows you to discover, buy (or download for free) and read any comic, anywhere, anytime you want to.
Take for instance The Walking Dead, my current obsession. I’ve waited weeks to get one volume in from the library or paid for volumes I’d already read certain issues from and honestly I forget to take books with me places and then wind up sitting there doing nothing but staring at Facebook waiting on people. It gives you a kind of freedom to be able to create your own My Comics tab, have your comics there instantly, purchase only the ones you want (as individual issues or volumes) and bring it up on your phone no matter where you are. Honestly, it’s genius! Plus, I don’t get those strange looks from other Moms at the park when I have The Walking Dead with gory zombies on the front around their kids (sorry).
Although I am showing you the Apple version, Comixology is available for Apple & Android!
Comixology has become my favorite place to read during the day. Although it annoys my husband, I have this ability to read in snippets – a few minutes here and there. However, I don’t have the ability or foreknowledge to always have a book ON me, but I do always have my phone!
I personally think this would make an amazing Father’s Day Gift for Dad’s who love comics or if you are like me and have to know the back stories of all your favorite characters. My son and I are hooked on Comixology and I know you are going to love it.
I was given the opportunity to choose $25 worth of comics to giveaway, but I had to choose the comics. I got to thinking how Superman was kind of Father’s Day-ish and the old school superheroes, but then I know that a lot of my fans watch The Walking Dead and most of them got into it because of their husband’s. Soooo… I decided to go with Issues 1-13 to give away! Something to read while we wait for Season 4 in October!
Let me just make one thing clear. These are NOT for kids, okay? They are very mature comics with a lot of violence, gore and other things you would expect from a comic called The Walking Dead. The T.V. show is actually pretty tame in comparison. I don’t recommend you trying to win these for your kids. But for those adult fans out there that absolutely love the series, I hope you enjoy the giveaway!
Make sure you sign up for Comixology! You don’t have to have a Smartphone, you can read the comics on the website as well. If you want to see how it works, just check out the Free Comics section! You can also keep up to date with new comics or specials coming in via their Facebook Page and/or @Comixology on Twitter.
Winner of Walking Dead Comics: #65 Surso S.
My comics were on the Free Comics section, so I did not take any items for review. The giveaway is sponsored by Comixology and the prize was chosen by me. Opinions are my own and are not influenced by any form of compensation.