|Sampling of Free Comics available on May 3, 2014|
As with all media, be it books, magazines, movies, music or video games it is up to you the parent to do your due diligence and monitor what your child is consuming. Comics are no exception. With the vast variety of genres and wide range of age groups that the publishers are trying deliver content to, there are bound to be numerous titles that are too mature for your child to read or look at, even though they may feature their favorite character. The three apps below provide a suggested rating for each comic, so that you can quickly determine if the book is age appropriate.
DC Entertainment is the largest North American comics publisher, featuring a wide variety of characters and genres. Renowned for the World's Greatest Super Heroes including Superman, Batman & Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash and many, many more; DC has thrilled readers from around the world with fantastic tales since 1935.
While there are lots of free books to download, purchasing transactions are made in conjunction with the Google Play Store. It is highly recommended that the Require Password Setting for the Google Play Store be switched to For all purchases through Google Play on this device on your child's nabi tablet. For tips and suggestions on setting up a Google Account on the nabi please review the I'm Gooin' Shopping blog post.
As with the Distinguished Competition's app above, once a comic is downloaded to the nabi Tablet, your child can experience the astonishing world of Marvel Comics with or without a wireless connection, making this a great option for your next road trip or flight!
Recommended Sites: Marvel Comics, Marvel Kids
Comixology is a cloud-based digital comic platform which is the backbone for the previously listed apps. Comics, collected volumes and graphic novels can be purchased and read through the Comixology website or the Comixology app.
While the DC and Marvel apps are focused strictly on the content provided by those specific publishers, Comixology is a platform open to all comic publishers providing an enormous variety of genres and titles for all ages.
Recommended Digital Titles for Children: Adventure Time, Annoying Orange, Archie, Archie & Friends, Ariol, Atomic Robo, The Baby-Sitters Club, Betty, The Croods, Dance Class, Detective Honey Bear, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Disney Princesses, Epic Mickey, FoxTrot, Garfield, G-Man, Goosebumps Graphix, Herobear and the Kid, Jughead, Kevin Keller, Knights of the Lunch Table, Life with Archie, Magic Pickle, Mega Man, Mickey Mouse, Monster on the Hill, Mouse Guard, My Little Pony, Nancy Drew, New Crusaders, Owly, Peanuts, Phineas and Ferb, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Smurfs, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, Strawberry Shortcake, Super Dinosaur, and Veronica.