Dark Horse iPad App Recommendations
Dark Horse Comics will launch its iPad app next week on April 27. iFanboy has a list of its initial titles. My recommendations:
- Fray: a sequel of sorts to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, set a couple hundred years in the future featuring the slayer of that time.
- Serenity: Shepherd’s Tale: find out the backstory of Shepherd Book, a character the show never got time to do much with.
- Sugarshock: manic fun by Joss Whedon and Fabio Moon.
- Umbrella Academy (FCBD 14pp), Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, and Umbrella Academy: Dallas: written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance (but don’t that stop you, if it would). Great fun series. Drawn by Gabriel Bé, who’s the twin brother of Fabio Moon (see Sugarshock.
Also there’s all sorts of Hellboy which I really should read at some point.
I haven’t tried the actual app, of course. I’m hopeful that it’s done well, ideally at least better than DC and Marvel’s comiXology-driven ones. I still sort of think it’s problematic to squeeze comics onto the iPad’s smaller screen and would love to see some comics drawn for just that size.