The 10 best apps to read comics for free on Android - The Happy Android

Do you like manga, superhero comic-books, underground or European comics? If you have a good Android tablet or mobile and you are a bit like me, then surely today's post will interest you.

In this week's top list we review the best applications for read comics for free. As I always say in this type of rankings, remember that we do not include any application that promotes pirated content. All 100% legal, and adjusted to the law, as they say.

The best applications to read comics for free from your Android tablet or mobile

The big American publishers like Marvel and DC still have a lot to learn in order to promote their comics in digital format (it cannot be that almost all of them are paid and cost the same as on paper!). Considering the success it is having, it is more than clear that the future goes through initiatives such as Shueisha's ...

Sleeve PLUS

Shueisha has revolutionized the comic sector with this application. Manga Plus offers completely free all the manga that are published in the Shonen Jump and the rest of the publisher's magazines simultaneously with their departure in Japan.

If we want to be up to date with Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia, Boruto, One Piece or reread modern classics like Death note, we cannot ignore the Manga Plus proposal. At the moment it has a catalog of 56 active publications, with weekly updates and for a few weeks, many of them also in Spanish. Definitely, the best app to read manga for free and quality from the mobile.

Download QR-Code MANGA Plus by SHUEISHA Developer: 株式会社 集 英 社 Price: Free

WEBTOON

The big difference between WEBTOON and the rest of the apps that publish comics that also come out on paper is the format. This app only collects comics that were originally intended to be read on a screen, which makes them much easier to digest (fewer bullet points and speech bubbles per page).

The WEBTOON platform collects more than 7,000 webcomics of various genres, ranging from action, through horror, romance, comedy and everything we can think of. The style is also very varied, with American, manga, manhwa or superhero webcomics. The authors are also the best, and we found things as interesting as the Sarah’s Scribbles by Sarah Anderson. The best application to read comics for free and legal after Manga PLUS.

Download QR-Code WEBTOON Developer: NAVER WEBTOON Price: Free

Tapas - Comics, novels and stories

Another excellent app to read comics and manga from the screen of the mobile or tablet is Tapas. As they are webcomics, the pages are adapted to the mobile format, which makes them much easier to read. There is a lot of light and romantic novels, but it also touches genres like horror, fantasy or comedy.

After having given a good review of the catalog, I would say that the medium level is a bit more amateur than WEBTOON, although it also has titles of the highest quality. Some of his most popular comics are "They say I was born a King’s daughter”, “Silent Horror Z" and "Jack: The American Ghost”.

Download QR-Code Tapas - Comics and Novels Developer: Tapas Media, Inc. Price: Free

Madefire

Madefire's great hallmark is that includes "Motion Books" in its catalog. An innovative format that gives movement and sound to some of his comics, creating a much richer and more interesting experience for the reader.

Its library of free comics is made up of publications from publishers such as DC Comics, Valiant, Blizzard, IDW, Archie or Valiant, among others. Almost all are number one and one-shots, having to pay if we want to read later issues. In any case, it is a good place to find out if we like an author or series, and from there and look for chestnuts on our own.

Download QR-Code Madefire Comics & Motion Books Developer: Madefire Price: Free

ComiXology

One of the first and most important platforms to read comics in digital format. It has comic-books from Marvel, Image, DC and the odd manga. Its catalog exceeds 100,000 copies, although in the free version the number is much lower. The big difference with Madefire in this sense - in addition to the absence of Motion-Books - is that it includes the free comics that Marvel publishes (Spider-Man, X-Men).

Download QR-Code Comics Developer: comiXology Price: Free

WebComics

As its name suggests, an app to read webcomics on Android. It exploits especially the manga of the romantic genre and BL, with titles like “Somewhere in Time” or “I was XXX by my idol”. It has more than 500 authors and a loyal base of more than 1 million daily active users.

It is a platform very similar to Tapas and WEBTOON, although personally I think that the comics that are published are a little below these in terms of variety and quality of drawing - with some noble exceptions. In any case, it is still an excellent source of free comics aimed at a fairly well-defined audience (mainly teenagers).

Download QR-Code WebComics Developer: WEBCOMICS HOLDINGS HK LIMITED Price: Free

Marvel Comics / DC Comics

Make no mistake, the Marvel and DC Comics apps They are not the best place to go for free comics. The 2 publishers have a very similar interface, with a rather rickety free reading section (which also requires a login to download the comics).

For the only thing that are really worth it is to find out about the next sagas and news that they promote in their numbers of Marvel Previews and DC Nation, respectively, with info and interviews that may be of interest to mainstream American comic book fans. If we are looking for free superhero comics, even single issues, it is best to go to ComiXology (or Marvel unlimited, the Netflix of Marvel comics, although there the free catalog is much shorter). What can we do…

Download QR-Code Marvel Comics Developer: Marvel Comics Price: Free Download QR-Code DC Comics Developer: DC Entertainment Price: Free

CIAYO Comics

The last webcomics app we included in the list is CIAYO. It throws a lot of romantic comedy, but there are some other more than interesting jewels in the Action and Adventures section.

The home of comics like Hana & Mr Arrogant, Lovephobia, Blue Serenade or Soul of neko, among others. The application is developed in Indonesia, which means that almost all the comics are in English (or in Malay language, but these are the least).

Download QR-Code CIAYO Comics - Free Webtoon Comics Indonesia Developer: Dragon Capital Center, PT. Price: Free

Dark Horse Comics

App to buy and read comics on Android practically identical to those of Marvel and DC. What the difference of these 2 is that it has a larger catalog of free digital comic-books and in several languages (although Spanish is still very little present). It also has some shortcomings such as the absence of images or previews of the comics. It's nothing to get excited about, but overall it's pretty good.

The American publisher Dark Horse is known for its adaptations to cartoons of such well-known franchises as those of Alien, Battlestar Galactica, James Bond, Stranger Things, Overwatch and many others. In addition, they publish manga like Berserk and The Sword of the Immortal, and it is the home of the legendary Hellboy.

Download QR-Code Dark Horse Comics Developer: Dark Horse Comics Price: Free

IDW and BOOM! Studios

We're nearing the end with the IDW and BOOM! Comics reading apps. Studios. Here we will find the comics of Transformers, Power Rangers, Adventure Time, Ninja Turtles, Star Trek and G.I. Joe. The catalog of free comics offered by these 2 publishers is limited like the rest of their American superhero competitors, but at least it does not require registration like in Marvel and DC.

It should be clarified that yes, that in the case of BOOM! Studios, last year the publisher decided to withdraw its app from the Play Store, making a rather drastic move and passing all its content to the Madefire platform (an application that we mentioned a few paragraphs above). That is why if we look for it in the Google store now we will see that it no longer appears ... but hey, we still have the IDW app!

Download QR-Code IDW Comics Developer: Idea and Design Works Price: Free

Honorable mentions

If we already have our own comics in CBR, CBZ, PDF, etc. We can also choose to install a reading app that helps us to read and organize our library comfortably.

CDisplayEx

I met this application in its version for Windows, and it is one of the first tools that came onto the market specially designed to read comics, manga and comics in general (I met it when I was studying at university back in 2000 and I still keep coming back to her on a recurring basis). Easy to use, intuitive and free.

Download QR-Code CDisplayEx Free Comic Reader Developer: Progdigy Software Price: Free

Astonishing Comic Reader

I have read elsewhere that Astonishing includes free comics within the app, but nothing is further from the truth. Here there are no free comics, the content must be provided by us, but like CDisplayEx we are facing a reader for mobile phones and tablets that is the most worked and perfectly suitable for reading cartoons, which also comes in handy to have all our material well organized and classified. A highly recommended application.

Download QR-Code Astonishing Comic Reader Developer: Aerilys Price: Free

What did you think of this article? If you want to continue reading other similar posts, I recommend you take a look at the post about the 10 best apps to read PDFs on Android or to this other list with the 10 best apps to read books for free. Thanks for staying until the end!

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