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5.0 out of 5 stars The future of comics, December 29, 2011
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I've been a fan of Comixology since before the Fire came out, reading comics on the iPod Touch. You can buy on one device and read on another. You can buy online and read on a device.

The good. No "out of print" or "out of stock" issues. No endless long boxes clogging up the closet. No hunting for a particular issue. Let the app organize your collection. You can carry your entire collection if you want and pick up comics anywhere, anytime. Long out of print comics (as in the first Action or Detective from decades ago) are available cheap. Customer service is always top rate. The guided view technology makes comics easy and pleasurable to read, even on a small phone screen.

The bad. There are some synching issues with the Fire, always easily resolved. The DC comics aren't yet available for purchase (they are to read) on the Fire, so you can buy them on the website and download them to the Fire as a temporary workaround. You can use the browser in the Fire for this (that's how I do it) so it isn't much of an inconvenience, and they have announced they are working on it.

This is bleeding edge technology, so expect all the joys and troubles associated with such.
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Initial post: Jan 27, 2012 9:41:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2012 10:04:11 PM PDT
Max More says:
You say that synching issues are easy to resolve. That's not my experience. I find this immensely frustrating and discouraging from what would otherwise be an excellent way of reading comics. Just about every time I've bought a comic on the Comixology website (most recent example: FF 13), it DOES NOT appear on my Kindle Fire. Now I have FF 12 and 14 on my Kindle, but cannot read the issue in between. (#13 did not appear as available for purchase on the Kindle, which is why I bought it on the website.) I'm very far from a neophyte with technology, but have been unable to figure out how to get the purchased issues to appear on my Kindle.

June 7 2012 update: I rarely use my Kindle now, preferring to read comics on my Galaxy Tab. I'm not having any problem seeing my purchases anymore. I have checked on the Kindle, and it's no longer a problem there. I'm extremely happy with my digital comics! The only problem I have is that I keep having problems buying comics in the Comixology app. However, I can buy them at their website in a browser then download them in the app.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2012 8:25:00 AM PST
Luminus says:
Go to "Featured." At the bottom is "Purchases." Click that and it will show you all your purchases, which you can download to the Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 9:34:45 PM PDT
Tad Ottman says:
Except it doesn't. Content shows up in your account on some devices, usually not on the Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 5:05:39 AM PDT
Ivy says:
Weird. Mine does all the time. Sometimes there is a delay of a minute or two for the thing to propegate, but if it isn't working for you, notify the folks over at Comixology. They can usually get it straightened out pretty quickly.
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