I don’t usually do article links or videos on Saturdays. This is the usual slot for the Scooby-Doo Team-Up comics as of this writing. However, not wanting to deal with two separate apps long enough to ensure they have a decent comic reader to replace it (apparently it’s a lot of trouble and I can respect that at least), Amazon has opted to just merge everything now, and this is not a good thing for the readers. While the Amazon app appears to be okay the online Kindle Cloud Reader (which is not easily linked to so I had to go crazy trying to track it down) is not prepared for comics, and is missing the guided view, easy to read zoom, and other features the comiXology reader had. Gizmodo has a list of the other problems, especially for former comiXology users outside the US and indie creators that are making online comic fans unhappy. I also wish they had warned the DRM free back-ups were going away because I would have grabbed my library immediately. Now I can’t.

Amazon, fix these problems or go back to the regular comiXology until you do. There are other comic readers out there, like Drive Thru Comics (and that’s only one of the legal readers) and some public domain offerings for older comics, so maybe doing worse than your competition is a bad idea? I only have the app on my phone if I’m out, not to do my regular reading and reviews on.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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