You guys totally pulled through with recommendations on last week’s webcomics post. Not only do I have some new comics to get reading, but a new app to use while reading them, which has me totally excited!
We’ll start with the app, which is Comic Rocket, a website in its beta stage. The site keeps track of the comics you read and links directly to the artist’s page. This is great news because it means the artist is still benefiting from your reading their work, and you count for the original sites readership. Not all webcomic reading apps are as considerate, and in fact if they operate without the artists consent they run the risk of being shut down entirely–especially if they charge you for downloading the app to your device. Comic Rocket is totally free, and you can sign up using your facebook or twitter in case you don’t want another set of login stats to keep track of.
You can also keep your reading public or private, but I’m going to keep mine public so that anyone who wants to keep up with what I’m reading can either follow along or make further recommendations. So far, the explore function has been easy to use and my dashboard is clean and organized. In addition to following the comics I read, the news page updates regularly with both web and print comic news. The folks who developed comic rocket are clearly in this for the love of the comics, and looking to share that love with those using their site and app. Not to mention the site does the one thing I always have trouble with–it keeps track of how far along in the archives of any number of comics I am, just like Comixology does for print comics.
The top recommendation from all you readers was Girls with Slingshots, which was not only recommended here on IHoGeek, but also on my facebook page. The next most convincing argument was made for General Protection Fault, another reco from the comments section. Bringing up the rear in third place was DeadPixel, a reco that came from our twitter feed and site associate Taffeta Darling.
And so my archive diving begins, with a little help from Comic Rocket. If you still have a recommendation, leave it in the comments, on twitter, or email me at Jenisaur@ihogeek.com.
Is there something else you want us to read and review? Leave that in the comments, too, or email us!