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Best Comics App Finalists

The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

Forget taking a trip to the comic shop or buying from Amazon. Thanks to these apps, you can get all the comics you want right on your mobile device. Cast your vote for your favorite way to get comics of all kinds in this poll.

Brave Interactive Comic
Price: $1.99
Loved the Disney/Pixar movie Brave (or have a kid who did)? Then this is the app for you. It offers a 48-page comic retelling the story of the film, but it goes beyond that, too. There are music and sound effects embedded throughout the comic, as well as hidden interactive features to discover. Additional features include behind-the-scenes material from Pixar artists who worked on the film and a how-to-draw tutorial for some of the main characters.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free
When Diamond Digital purchased iVerse, the maker of Comics+, this app became the official digital comics app of the #1 comics distributor in North America. With it, you can download free and paid issues of comics from major publishers like DC and Marvel, and indies such as Top Cow, Archie, and more. Because it's part of Diamond's distribution network, you can also support participating local comic shops by purchasing credits from them directly.
Download at iTunes
Comics by comiXology
Price: Free
With its recent announcement that close to 100 million comics have been downloaded using it, comiXology is, without a question, the leader in digital comics on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The comiXology app itself is free, as are some the comics available in it, but most individual comics are bought on a per-issue basis. This digital comic shop offers tens of thousands of comics from Marvel and DC, as well as dozens of smaller publishers. With your comiXology account, you can read your purchased comics across compatible devices and on the web.
Download at iTunes
Dark Horse Comics
Price: Free
This app is a digital comics store, like Comics+ and comiXology, but just for a single publisher. Dark Horse is home to Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars, manga, and terrific original creations like The Goon and Sin City. There are dozens of free comics to choose from, as well as paid issues. Dark Horse also regularly runs sales of bundles of comics that let you get a lot of reading material at a great price.
Download at iTunes
Marvel's The Avengers: Iron Man - Mark VII
Price: Free
This comics app takes the reader through Tony Stark's process of creating the Iron Man Mark VII armor. It includes a new 15-page comic, music drawn from the Iron Man and Iron Man 2 movies, narration mode, and some interactivity. The perfect companion app for fans getting ready for May's Iron Man 3.
Download at iTunes

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Winners will be announced March 27. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.

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