Wired’s Charlie Sorrel, who owes me five euros, has apparently spent it on comic book reading apps for the iPhone, which goes far to explain the strange prose stylings of his collective review of a couple of iPhone comic reader apps:
Is the iPhone a good platform for reading comic books?!?! Probably not, but that isn’t stopping developers from having a crack at bringing the funnies to your pocket. BAM! The problem is that the iPhone’s screen, while great for reading plain-text ebooks, is just a little too small for comic book pages! KABLOOIE! Part of comics’ impact is the full, two-page spread which allows for spacing and pacing of the story. But a full two pages is obviously too much for the iPhone’s screen! BAM! You can zoom in to read the individual frames, but that’s kind of a pain! POTRZEBIE!
If you’re interested in reading comics on your iPhone, check it out, though Charlie seems a tad disappointed that his extensive Cherry Poptart collection was essentially “unreadable” on every app he tried.
Comic Books on the iPhone? No Thanks [Gadget Lab]