Google Play To Let You Scroll Down Comics And Work Out Which Issue Comes Next

I remember, when the current EIC of Comics Alliance (and previous Google employee) Andrew Wheeler and I got into a discussion a few years ago about the possibility of Google Comics ever existing as a thing.

They didn't. But Google Play seem to be playing catch up more by launching launching new features in Play Books, designed specifically for digital comic book readers who use Play Books.

These include a new vertical scrolling experience in landscape mode that make following a comic book story easier.

Google Play To Let You Scroll Down Comics And Work Out Which Issue Comes Next

And new "curated series" pages for the top comic books to make browsing and finding easier, from volume to volume and series to series.

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Of course, this is already available on other digital reading platforms.

But with DC, Marvel, IDW, Image and more are on board preparing their files in this fashion for Google, they are launching the upgrade with a bunch of free comics next week, including issues from IDW's  The X-Files and Jem and the Holograms and Image Comics' Lazarus, Those links will work soon, I am promised…

The upgrade will roll out to Android users in the next few days (with iOS soon to follow in the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, India, Singapore, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa.


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.