Most Desktop and Mobile Platforms: There’s no shortage of digital comic book readers out there, but new service Graphic.ly stands apart: instead of downloading CBR files, you build up a library from their web store and sync it across all your devices.If readers like previously mentioned ComicBookLover and ComicZeal are the iTunes of digital comics, Graphic.ly is the Spotify. Instead of scanning or downloading comics from various sources, they have a pretty hefty store of comics available to you, which you can download to a syncable library. Many comics are free, while comics from more well-known publishers like Marvel are available for less than half the price of their paper counterparts. And, while the comics aren’t readable on other programs, Graphic.ly is available for nearly any platform you can think of: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and the web (via their site or a Chrome webapp). Wherever you go, with whatever device, your entire library will be there with you. The reader app even sets itself apart with a panel-by-panel feature not found in its competitors—perfect for reading comics on your iOS or Android phone.
Obviously, there are many who will dislike its almost DRM-like format, which doesn’t let you read comics in other apps, but it’s certainly better than the official solution many companies like Marvel offer—and the app is available on so many platforms. Also, since Graphic.ly is still building up steam, their selection of comics within a given publisher isn’t as vast as that publisher’s official app may be, but if you’re looking to read some older issues or more obscure titles, it’s a really great way to expand your comic book reading (and a pretty good reader, too). Hit the link to check it out.