There are four lights
20 Year Member
- Oct 12, 2003
No, I hate the guided view. I understand it for reading on a phone, but not a tablet. A big part of comics is the layout of an entire page as a whole, the flow from panel to panel, not to mention the conscious choice of panel size for storytelling effect, all of which is lost when you only see one panel at a time, scaled to fit the screen.There's an option to read the comic panel-by-panel and I think that really is the best way to read a comic book, anyone else agree?
Usually, I turn the tablet sideways and zoom a bit to read half a comics page at a time, so the panels are a little larger than they would be in print, but I can still see how the panels relate to each other.
Don't worry. You'll be amazed at how often sales come up. There are constantly sales going on, and the Vertigo books have been on sale at those prices at least 2 or 3 times just within the past year. If you missed something, the sale will come back.I'm pretty disappointed that it turns out all the comics I bought were during the holiday sale promotion and were heavily discounted and not the normal prices...I think the normal prices are too extravagant for comics made nearly 30 years ago and in digital form. Oh well.
In the meantime, one of the currently running sales going on at comixology is the Image Crime sale. I'd recommend checking out one of the Brubaker/Phillips collaborations: Kill Or Be Killed, The Fade Out, Criminal, Fatale (which is more horror) etc. All excellent.
Kill Or Be Killed -- a modern day story of a guy struggling with mental illness and the Russian mob:
The Fade Out -- a murder mystery set in McCarthy era Hollywood: