Dime Comics an iPad App for Golden Age Comics

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If you like reading public domain Golden Age comics and are willing to pay a little for ease of access to them, then you may want to check out the iPad app Dime Comics.

It’s a dollar for the app, which comes with 20 downloads. Additional downloads are a dollar for 20 more, or $7 for unlimited access. Currently, there are over 7,000 issues available from 12 publishers and over 500 series. Those publishers are Ace, Ajax-Farrell, American Comics Group, Charlton, Dell, Fawcett, Fiction House, Harvey, Prize, Quality, and St. John, plus some of the Spirit newspaper sections. You can check out comic genres that aren’t seen much these days, like war, romance, westerns, and crime. I had no idea that there was once a Hillbilly Comics humor title, for instance.

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Although the comics are public domain, the developer has set up the charges to cover the expense of the servers and Apple fees. New comics are added regularly, and the app will notify you when an update to the catalog is available. If you want to read the comics elsewhere or back them up, the developer says you can “drag downloaded comics out of iTunes and onto your PC/Mac for saving, backup, or viewing”.

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