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BETA YOURSELF DIGITAL COMICS

They’ve come a long way since forcing you to squint at crappy scans on a PC screen – Craig Grannell reveals how to get started with comic apps and sites, and how to find a bargain

THE BASICS

Get a tablet

You could read a comic on a PC (too bulky) or a phone (too small). But your best bet by far is a tablet – 10in or larger gives you enough space to comfortably read a standard US-sized comic, and even double-page spreads. Avoid E ink devices, unless you only love black and white comics.

Dodge the lockdown

Digital comics come in two flavours: wrapped in DRM (digital rights management) or DRM-free. With the former, you’ll usually be locked to a single service or app, whether on a Netflix-like sub (which is fair enough) or buying single issues/volumes from a publisher (which is not). DRM-free comics can be read in any compatible app.

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