The app collection of any comic-lover is not complete without the Marvel Comics app. The app is a delightful discovery channel for the comics obsessed.
The home screen features a glut of Marvel content, with special offers highlighted up top. The user can scroll down to discover comics (represented by issue covers) grouped by collection.
Under each collection heading the user can scroll horizontally to discover associated titles. A tabbed navigation at the top of the home screen allows users to toggle between featured, just added, bestselling, and free content. This navigation makes discovery and filtering easy for the devoted fan.
Each issue has its own page in the app, presented as a traditional product detail page and packed with info about the issue. Each detail page includes key issue details like author and artist details, release date, number of pages, and examples of pages included in the issue. The page also suggests other options that readers of the issue enjoyed.
Content discovery is a real strength of the Marvel Comics app -- and it’s no small feat given the breadth of content available. In additional to the categories represented on the home screen, a dedicated “Browse” tab also gives users the option to search or to browse the catalogue by series name, creators, and story arcs. Users can create an account if they want to make a purchase and keep track of their books.
The design of the app is keeps in mind the Marvel aesthetic. A dark background and bold text matches the often gritty subject matter of the comics themselves. The app also lets the content shine by emphasizing the stunning cover art of the comics.