We've been waiting for this day for a long time, comics lovers. After months of development, testing and partnerships with mobile phone and tablet platforms, we are excited to share the following news with you:
THERE IS A NEW, FREE GOCOMICS MOBILE/TABLET APP ON ALL MAJOR PLATFORMS!
On no other app will you find Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, Dilbert, Doonesbury, FoxTrot, Garfield, The Boondocks, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy and hundreds of others. It's the same content that you've loved on the GoComics website, but available to fit your active lifestyle.
You will be able to share your favorite comics with friends via Facebook and Twitter posts, text them to friends (charges may apply) or email them to brighten that special person's day.
Within the app, you have the ability to:
• Bookmark your favorite comics.
• Share comics via social media, e-mail and text/SMS (charges may apply).
• Access over 20 years of back issues of comic strips. Read the first-ever Calvin and Hobbes strips! Rediscover Charlie Brown and the Little Red-Headed Girl! Share FoxTrot with a younger generation! See Huey and Riley before The Boondocks became a cult classic!
• Leer en español. GoComics tiene más de 30 cómics que están disponibles para nuestros Españoles fans de habla.
• Read our liberal, moderate and conservative editorial/political cartoonists represent that all sides. Collectively, they have won more than 20 Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning.
• Gain insight into the comics industry with our blog that's updated multiple times a week.
• Check out burgeoning cartoonists before they break out in our Comics Sherpa section.
The reviews are already extremely positive from bloggers and media outlets:
"If you’re anything like me, you used to read household name comics such as Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield; the list goes on. Well, if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic and want a digital fix for your comic craving, GoComics has you covered." - Stephen Yuen, AndroidSpin.com
"Today calls for a minor celebration, GoComics app has been released for Windows Phone 7 and 8; bringing the full archives of the most beloved comics to your phone; including Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes (my absolute favorite), Peanuts, Dilbert and many more. Even more important is the fact that the app was released for iOS, Android and Windows Phone simultaneously!" - Ali Al-Qudsi, MyNokiaBlog.com
"I’d wager one of the places a lot of comic book fans got their start was with the comics in the Sunday newspaper. If you’re a fan of Sunday comics in your local paper, you might want to check out a new app from GoComics that is available for Android now." - Shane McGlaun, AndroidCommunity.com
"As far as syndicates go, Universal Uclick has always been a leader in the mobile space. They were the first to have a mobile friendly website and one of the first to release iPhone apps for various comic titles. But I failed to realize that they didn’t have a native mobile app available. They’ve now released a new (free!) native app for iOS, Android and Windows phones for the 250+ comic features found on GoComics.com." - Alan Gardner, DailyCartoonist.com
Let us know what you think and be sure to share the news via social media to your friends!
- Gene Willis