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If you are among the ever-growing number of digital comic and graphic novel enthusiasts, there’s a new free magazine on Newsstand called INIFNITY that’s worth checking out. Designed for the iPad, it has the look and feel of any glossy digital bi-monthly without an overload of interactive features. There’s Twitter integration and audio commentary, but the magazine maintains an old-school feel with its attention focused on comic books and related genres.
The new iPad offering is actually a reinvention of a small comic fanzine that bears the same name which popped onto the scene in the 1980s. During its run it had a knack for finding stars on the rise, and the new iteration plans to do the same while also offering news and interviews with today’s big players.
The launch issue has tons of news and mini reviews, quotes from famous grapic novelists like Art Speiglman of Maus fame and features an interview PJ Holden about his commando-themed comics being banned by Apple, along with a preview of his latest, Murderdrome. There is also a one-on-one with David Lloyd on his graphic novel Kickback, a look at the art of Simon Russell and capsule reviews for several iOS titles.
Who doesn’t want to be inside a comic book? Exactly. While ComicBook! doesn’t exactly enable this, it does at least ensure that its users can pretend to feature in a comic book.
In case it isn’t already obvious, ComicBook! is a comic book creation app enabling users to star in their own adventures with the ability to add realistic comic styling, captions, graphics and multi-panel page layouts. Finally, everyone can kapow their way out of trouble.
Options are pretty varied with a whole plethora of different graphics and layouts to use. There are 55 comic book style illustrations alone that can be included in a composition. It’s simple enough to add photos and it’s even simpler to go onto share such creations via Facebook, Twitter or email. Users can even print out their creations from within the app if they so choose to. The only real limitation is the depth of the user’s imagination which can certainly be inspired by this app.
ComicBook! looks set to be a very entertaining app for young and old alike. It’s available now as an universal app and priced at only $0.99 for a limited time.