What are the best comic book readers?

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Virginia Payne
Written on April 15, 2019
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    #1Marvel Comics

    Marvel Comics
    With Marvel Comics app download hundreds of comic books featuring your favorite characters including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more on your mobile device or tablet with the touch of a button.

    Android, iOS


    Jessica Burns
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "This is what I call timeless. I have always been a fan of Marvel studio ever since I was a kid. Who wouldn't be amazed of Superman? Iron Man? Thor? And to all the girls, Wonderwoman? Ugh, Gal Gadot! From movies to comics I wouldn't wanna miss a thing about my superheroes and the best part of this app is that it lets me carry comics in my pocket whenever and wherever I want to. Plus it lets me choose viewing options that would be more comfortable for me (panel view oand full page display are my faves!)."
    Patrick Nelson
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This is a useful app for reading comics. You can download many comics (for prices, where applicable) to be read on your phone or tablet - this allows for easy storage of the media, as well."
    Zhang Wan
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "The Marvel Comics app only allows users to read comics that are published by Marvel. If you're looking to read comics from any publisher or source, you're better off finding a different app."
    Pranav Dasgupta
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "I've been a fan of comics since I was a little kid. Technology is so crazy, I never thought I would be reading digital comics on my phone with the Marvel Comics reader."
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    #2DC Comics

    DC Comics
    With the official Dc Comics app, you can download and enjoy great comic books from our current weekly offerings plus our vast, legendary classics library.

    Web, Android, iOS


    Ai Yao
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "As a comic reader for years, I have been able to differentiate DC and Marvel comics in some ways. I have been usin this app for quite a while now and I must say I love that DC comics depiction of the superheroes are more idealistic. About the app, I like that i can seamlessly glide through the panels for a more intimate experience. "
    Olivia May
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "The DC Comics app only allows users to read comics that are published by DC. If you're looking to read comics from any publisher or source, you're better off finding a different app."
    Julia Cox
    Written on July 25, 2017
    "This app is a decent way to read my comics. I like the way it lets me read older classics from their library."
    Jerry Cooper
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I am a huge comic fan so I use the DC Comics app. I like the app because I can download old and new comics."
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    YACReader is a cross-platform comic reader developed using Qt4 with support for multiple comic files and image formats. YACReader comes with YACReaderLibrary, an application for browsing your comic collections with three different animated transition effects

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    José Angel Reséndiz
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "This is an advanced type of a comic book reader. I personally don't like to store comics in my internal storage so I fully utilize my online drives like Gdrive. With this app, I am able to synchronize my gdrive with it. How colol right? Andd ultimately, it supports itunes file sharing. Thumbs up!"
    Bruce Guerrero
    Written on June 11, 2017
    "I use Yacreader to browse my backed up collection stored on my pc. I haven't found another website that makes it so simple to view my comics without needing to pay too much attention to format on the way."
    Moisés Peña
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "YacReader is the best comic reader I have used. It is so easy to use, and so easy to maintain your collections. The transition effects are fun, and make using the program a lot more enjoyable."
    Lidia Monroy
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "I've used this once or twice. It's not bad but it's open source, so if you're looking for something a bit more user friendly I'd look somewhere else. "


Just when Marvel thought Avengers: Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover in the history, Marvel seemed to forget that they’ve had a bigger one—the Amalgam Comics! Did you know that in 1996, Marvel and DC comics amalgamated their two universes together paving the way for the birth of Amalgam Comics? Prior the publishing of Amalgam Comics, at some point in the history of comics, both parties were interested in adapting the Wizard of Oz movie into a comic book. Actually, Marvel was planning to do one, but DC had the rights over the adaptation, so they eventually thought producing two Wizard of Oz comics would be useless—this was the first time these two comics giants worked together. The joint project gave birth to new superheroes such as Darkclaw (the combination of Batman and Wolverine), Super Soldier (Superman and Captain America), and Iron Lantern (Green Lantern and Iron Man) to name a few.

Interestingly, it is noteworthy to mention the existence of the character named Access. He is a superhero who has the ability to create inter-dimensional gateways between the two universes—Marvel and DC—and he maintains the order sensing whatever is wrong with the two and travels through time and space within the same multiverse! Ultimately, he was coined as the keeper of Amalgam Universe.

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    Comixology is a cloud-based digital comics platform that enables you to discover, buy, and read comics. This app will help you discover new comics based on your preferences. Aside from the app, the service can also be accessed on browsers.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Harry Powell
    Written on August 23, 2017
    "I really like comic books. Unfortunately, I moved to a small apartment and don't have the space to store my physical comic book. But still I needed a way to read my favorites. A quick search on the internet and I find Comixology. Exactly what I was looking for. Now I can discover, buy, and read comic book all in a digital format."
    Vincent May
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "Just a bit of disclaimer, some of the features are available only for US-based readers. Well, I think that's the only negative thing I can say about this. More than comics, it also offers graphic novels. If you don't wanna avail of it yet, they have a 30-day free trial. :D"
    Rubén Félix
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "It's a great app, the guided view feature is brilliant and it's very easy to navigate through the huge range of comics available. The only thing stopping it being 5 is that you can't store your books on your sd card. "
    Carmen Nieto
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "This is a decent reader. I only wish that I could store onto my SD card. I'm not always somewhere with good WiFi and I don't want to use by data up too quickly."
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    ComicRack supports all the state of the art features you can expect: different display modes, full screen, information overlays, magnifier, color adjustments, automatic back color matching and a multi-tab interface to quickly switch between eComics. 


    Android, Windows, iOS


    Phillip Dunn
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "There are many different comic book readers out there, but ComicRack does offer some nice features. I'm not a big fan of the interface, but when you're reading comics, you're usually more focused on the art work. I do enjoy that it allows both single and dual page reading, as well as having multiple zoom options."
    Louis Lewis
    Written on August 20, 2017
    "ComicRack is put together really well for long term reading. Many styling options that go beyond a jpg embedded into the page. "
    Emma McDonald
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "This is a very decent comic book reader that I use all the time, it's great. My favorite part is that it's totally free. "
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    #6CDisplay Ex

    CDisplay Ex
    CDisplay Ex is the most used comic book reader. It is able to read all comic book formats (.cbr .cbz .pdf, etc...) .



    Danielle Johnston
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "Some file types like cbr and cbz cannot be opened through the other comics book reader out there but this can open those. It is fully customizable like I can put any photo as a thumbnail of the comic I am currently reading so as not to have a hard time looking for it in my gallery. And it sort of restores the color of the old and classic comic books :D"
    Nathan King
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "When I need to search deep on the internet for a comic book that isn't available on mainstream sources, the file format can be difficult. Luckily there's an app called CDisplay Ex that will work with virtually any comic book file format."
    Philip Jenkins
    Written on August 30, 2017
    "This is a short and concise solution which is responsive to the topic. It is accurate and it quickly explains why it is good and popular."
    Christopher Foster
    Written on August 26, 2017
    "CDisplay EX is an amazing tool if you want to read comics on your computer. It has a great user interface and is very sleek."
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    #7Astonishing Comic Reader

    Astonishing Comic Reader
    Astonishing Comic Reader is a next-gen comic reader full of stunning features! With an elegant and simple interface, this app allows you to browse and read all your comics on your device.



    Walter Simmons
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "Astonishing Comic Reader is really fun to use. Its easy to use for reading your comics, but has a lot of other fun features. You can use it to make wallpapers, take snapshots, etc. It is a fun comic reader that I like a lot."
    Sean Arnold
    Written on July 10, 2017
    "ACR has been great for browsing comics on the go! really quick download and I'm not my way to crime fighting adventures. "
    Jessica Bryant
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "This is freaking awesome. Excellent picture quality, a lot of great features. I love using it. "
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    #8Comic Zeal

    Comic Zeal

    Comic Zeal was the first reader in the App Store and lets you read comics and organize your collection. It features two-page mode for a faster reading and allows you to import new items by different ways. 



    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Aadhya Malik
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "Comic Zeal is definitely among the best comic readers. I am a very OC person when it comes to sorting out. I want to organize things, sort them out and this app just coincides with my OCness. It lets me arrange my comics according to series, put series in series, and it has a parental lock function for some restricted comics. "
    Alan Hawkins
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "This is a pretty good solution. It is responsive to the request but the description does not really say anything about the app. You need to click the link to find more information about it to find out if the solution is good."
    Cynthia Andrews
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "This app is specifically designed to read comic format ebooks, and has features to better accommodate them. Based on the other reviews, this app is pretty average, and there are probably better comic reader apps out there."
    Terry Gomez
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "People recommended Comic Zeal to me when I wanted to try out a comic book reader. It's alright but I decided to use other apps that have more functions."
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    #9Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll, the leader in streaming Anime and Asian content, is set to emerge as the digital distribution Manga leader, starting with its brand new mobile app! Just log in and you will be able to read the most amazing stories. 


    Android, iOS


    Diana Hughes
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "While Cruncyroll Manga is a great streaming Anime platform, it is lacking in overall appeal to comic book readers. Fans of DC or Marvel will be disappointed to find their beloved characters left out of Cruncyroll's catalogue. However, for the Anime fan, Crunchyroll is amazing! The latest from Japan at the reach of your fingertips! "
    Cathy Jiang
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "This app is specifically a manga reader app, and seems to allow access only to Crunchyroll's library of manga. The reviews also indicate that it has some functionality issues, so it seems unlikely that it could be considered one of the "best comic book readers.""
    Wayne Austin
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "This is a decent solution which is responsive. It does not appeal to a general audience though as it is limited to a specific kind of comic. "
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    #10Comic Book Plus

    Comic Book Plus

    The premiere site for legally available Golden and Silver Age comic books, with free downloads, online viewing plus a friendly and lively forum, and more. 



    James McCoy
    Written on August 30, 2017
    "I enjoy today's comic book titles but still want to check out past favorites from my childhood. Comic Book Plus has a great archive of titles from the past."
    Jacob Williams
    Written on July 27, 2017
    "Comic Book+ is a great place to find old issues of comics that you probably could never find in real life. It provides a very handy reader."
    Joshua Howard
    Written on May 2, 2017
    "This solution is not responsive. While it is a site with comics which is somewhat relevant, it is not actually a comic book reader. "
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    #11Read Comic Books Online

    Read Comic Books Online
    One of the websites with the most facilities and a wide catalog to read comics online and free.


    Heather Schultz
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I assume that people nowadays are into apps that can be installed on their phone, well at leaswt for me. So I find that this solution is a so-so when it comes to looking for the best comic readers. Although they offer great selection of comics and their updated issues, i don't think this is among the top 3 best picks. :("
    Jordan Rose
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I really like comic books. I have down time at work so this is where I try to read them. I am not allowed to have books. I have been using Read Comic Books Online. It is real good and has all the classics I grew up with. I highly recommend this to any body who has free time and loves comics like I do."
    Sofía Cervantes
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "This site has a lot of my favorite comics. The colors are crisp and the pages load fairly quickly. I do wish they would load faster sometimes."
    Douglas Perry
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "If you're a big comic book geek like I am than you'll love Read ComicBooks Online. It's filled with comics and it's totally free."
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    Mangafreak is a website for reading manga without payment and registration. It includes the latest chapter of popular manga like Naruto, Boruto, One Piece, and Bleach. This site includes manga with different genres. 


    Nathan Wood
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "This is not really responsive to the topic. It focuses on one specific type of visual novel and the solution seems to be a website rather than an actual reader. This isn't completely irrelevant but will not appeal to the broader audience."
    Kathryn Williamson
    Written on August 21, 2018
    "I gotta agree with @Nathan Wood. It features mostly mangas which are different from comics. Nevertheless, it works fine."
    Joe Jackson
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Thank you internet age for bridging the gap for Manga and American fans! With Mangafreak, I can keep up with all my favorites including Berserk!"
    Shreyas Singhal
    Written on August 16, 2017
    "Stop by this website weekly to get my fix of the new comics. Started with Bleach and moved on to less mainstream comics from there."
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    #13Manga Rock

    Manga Rock

    Manga Rock is an application created by Not A Basement International. It has thousands of high-quality manga in its library. It has a feature that allows downloading of manga for offline reading.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jane Reynolds
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This site is awesome!! If you like manga, this is the place to go. It has EVERYTHING. And because it personalizes content just for you, you can find all sorts of new things that you'll love. You can even read in other languages - perfect if you're learning other languages and want to test out your skills with something FUN. You can download content for offline viewing, too. Super-excellent, A++!"
    Jean Brown
    Written on August 11, 2017
    "This app is specifically a manga reader app, though it appears to have customization options that accommodate comic formats as well. The reviews indicate that it has some functionality issues, so it seems unlikely that it could be considered one of the "best comic book readers.""
    Sarah Jensen
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I enjoy using this app to read my manga. It is easier than the way I used to read my manga on my laptop. There used to be crashes and freezes, but the last update fixed them."
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    #14Challenger Comics Viewer

    Challenger Comics Viewer
    Challenger Comics Viewer is an easy app to read comics, manga and books. It supports different formats and features zoom, automatic page loading and some customizable actions.



    Nicholas Beck
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I am an avid comic reader, and I have tried this app among others. It takes long to sync with the google service, and their magnifying function does not work very well, making the reading function a bit wonky and unpleasant. I would not recommend this app. "
    Frances Long
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "This app lets me set my preferences to my liking. I also like that it is free. I appreciate it for what it is: a comic book reader. It is great in that aspect. In fact, it's my favorite comic book reader."
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    ComicFlow wants you to have the best experience possible reading comics and organizing your collection. You can build a library of more than 1.500 comics adding items only dragging and dropping them.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carmen Nieto
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "A few months ago this app has so many bugs. Some folders could be hardly renamed, the app itself crashes. I'm glad they were able to fix the bugs. Itunes syncing and transferring files are now very usable. However, i think it lacks more features such as cloud syncing and the like."
    Larry Wade
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This can make reading comics easy and fun. This is a useful app and resource for comic book aficionados."
    Billy Rogers
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "A decent comic book reader for your phone or tablet looks pretty standard though."
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    #16Bookhungama Books

    Bookhungama Books

    An ebook reader specialized in Marathi books and audiobooks. But not only you can find books in Marathi but in Hindi, English, and Konkani. Get 9 books for free when registered for the first time.




    Sean Arnold
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "I think this app caters to people who are into reading comics written in hindi language. Although it is great for its purpose I dont think they offer a great selection of comics like the mainstream ones in the west."
    Bookhungama Pune
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "Mostly I love to read Marathi ebooks, but for that i don't know which ebook reader app is good for ios, but currently I’m using the bookhungama, which is I think the best app in this category so far."
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    #17The Book of Genesis Illustrated

    The Book of Genesis Illustrated
    The Book of Genesis Illustrated, a  Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards nominee, is a graphic illustration of all 50 chapters from the Book of Genesis. The graphic novel was published by  W. W. Norton & Company on October 19th, 2009. 


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    Ayaan Sharma
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I am not sure how this deals with comic book readers, but it is a cool illustration book about a part of the bible. The artist is well know for his rather controversial art style and subject matter, but his interpretation of the biblical text makes for an interesting read. Definitely not for younger audiences!!!"
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    #18Perfect Viewer

    Perfect Viewer

    Perfect Viewer is a comic and ebook reader that lets you manage your own collection. Supports different formats and allows you to open files from Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive.




    Heather Payne
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I really like this app. The design is very simple, making it easy for you to find what you're looking for. The most exciting thing about this app is that it takes black and white comics and colorizes them for you! I love this because there have been so many times I'm reading a comic and wish it were in color. Highly recommended!"
    Eric Silva
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "As a comic book lover, I love this app!! Page layout is good, There are multiple filters,viewing moods, etc. this is a must have for I’m at booklovers."
    Hugo Navarro
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "The comic and ebook reader are quite exquisite. The format is very sweet. Supports different formats is key and need to use this!"
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    #19Comics Plus

    Comics Plus
    Comics Plus is a useful app to read, rent, buy and manage your comics. It features offline reading and allows you to import your personal collection. Includes also a search tool for an easy access to the comics you want to read.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nancy Thomas
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "After installing Comics Plus on my iphone, I basically can't use it. It constantly asks me for login even though I am already logged in. I have to keep re installing this app to even read a comic. I think the makers should work on getting the bugs fixed and it might be ok"
    Victoria Deng
    Written on August 21, 2018
    "I can't seem to find a link for my Samsung tablet!! :( Only the ios link is working :|("
    Eric Gardner
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Makes it easy to search which comic you are wanting to read and allows it to be full screen. Can be a bit buggy with the log in though, so keep that in mind."
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    #20Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula

    Stoker's Dracula is Roy Thomas' and Dick Giordano's comic book adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic book adaptation, Dracula. The graphic novel was published on November 9th, 2005 by Marvel Comics. 


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    Charles Estrada
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This comic is great and i just love the style of it ."
    Manuel Cortés
    Written on August 21, 2018
    "This isn't a comic reader app at all. Zzzz"
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    #21Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel

    Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel is one of the many adaptations of the classic horror story of Frankenstein. This graphic novel was published on January 6th 2009 by Classical Comics. 

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    Brian Bradley
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I wanted a comic book reader. This is not a comic book reader. In fact , it isn't a comic at all it is a graphic novel. This does absolutely nothing to solve my need for a comic book reader. Terrible. "
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    This app is perfect for both comic and manga lovers. It is exclusive for Android devices, and it provides tools to help your manga and comic reading, like zooming, and you will also be able to thumbnail pages to scan through comics.



    William Diaz
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This is full of features, especially a nice arrangement of comics and folders. It shows you which ones you are currently reading and shows where you left off. You can also zoom into a section of the page you are on. Page turning is quick and response. This is free with some ads."
    Lin Hou
    Written on August 21, 2018
    "Is it me or I can't find this app on the web????"
    Carl Harper
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "If you have an Android device and love comics, then this is the app for you. It makes it so easy to collect and organize all of the virtual comics you have. Easy to use, and fast to understand, it could easily be used to take the place of all of your physical comic books."
    Donna McDonald
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Great comic reader! I use this app very frequently to escape everyday life. This app makes it convenient to have your comics on hand."
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    #23Simple Comic

    Simple Comic
    Simple Comic is the most intuitive comic reader on the Mac. Its clean interface gives you full control of your viewing experience without getting in the way. Reading comics on a computer has never been easier.



    Rose Hayes
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Simple comic is the easiest to use, and intuitive reader for comics I've ever seen, for the mac anyways. I wanted something that works good with windows too. Guess I'll keep looking."
    Arthur Parker
    Written on August 21, 2018
    "Err that is why when I tried to update this app on my phone it wont update i guess because it doesnt exist anymore."
    Susan Patterson
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "This is the way to go when I am on a Mac. It gives me so many options on how to read and it is so easy to understand. Unfortunately, I am only on a Mac when I'm visiting my sister."
    Arthur Richards
    Written on February 24, 2017
    "Simple Comic really is simple. It's nothing fancy but it does provide a way to view comics on your computer and it's a very small program."
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    #24OMG Manga, Graphic Novel & Comic Reader

    OMG Manga, Graphic Novel & Comic Reader

    OMG Manga, Graphic Novel & Comic Reader is a tool wherein users can store, read, and sort their own comic collections through a digital library, editor, and viewer all in one. The reader supports CBZ and ZIP files and more by extending.



    $15- Varies by plan

    Neil Oman
    Written on January 8, 2019
    "Good Reader, makes reading comics enjoyable."
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    Viewcomics.net is a free website for reading comics online. It contains a list of comics such as Marvel and DC which can be searched from genre or series status. 



    Ethan Hunt
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "Read comics online in high quality. Free download high quality comics. Various formats from 240p to 720p HD (or even 1080p). HTML5 available for mobile ..."
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    NekoManga is a website that offers a huge catalog of manga scans for you to read online and for free. With daily updates, NekoManga offers titles such as One Piece, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Boku no Hero Academia, and much more.


    Sara Reyes
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "NekoManga is a great online manga reader. You can catch up on all of the big titles today!"

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1Marvel ComicsApps 33 Free
2DC ComicsApps 31 Free
3YacreaderSoftware 26 Paid
4ComixologyApps 26 Free
5ComicRackApps 25 Free
6CDisplay ExSoftware 24 Free
7Astonishing Comic ReaderApps 24 Free
8Comic ZealApps 22 Paid
9Crunchyroll MangaApps 21 Free
10Comic Book PlusWebsites 19 Free

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