Why cant we buy straight from the app?! 1/5
I used to buy a lot of comics from the app (many of them impulse buys) but ever since they changed that (have to go to a site) i completely stopped buying. I had at least 50 comics i bought but ever since that change i haven't bought a single one. Change it back.
Not very good 3/5
After using Marvel’s app I wanted to try this service out since it offers multiple publishers. It seems like you have to download everything to your device. I’m surprised at how many older bargain bin 25 cent comics on here are full priced or not part of unlimited. I really wanted to read some of the older 90’s image comics like Bloodstrike and Stormwatch, and the libraries are incomplete and a lot of them aren’t part of unlimited.
Why no in-app purchases?! 3/5
I spent an hour trying to figure out why I can’t; download, purchase, fill out my billing info, sign up for the monthly subscription, and look at my wishlist. It turns out that you have to go to your iPhone Safari App to go to the website and do all that stuff..... Just why? That makes no sense. This made no sense. Non of my other apps do this to me. I never had to do a loopty-loop like this for books before. I feel like I worked too hard for a facepalm that isn’t even my fault.
The new to comiXology unlimited isn’t updating 4/5
Your website says there is new books that I can borrow that is different then in the app the app hasn’t updated the new ones in a couple of months. iPhone 8 plus
A great reading experience 5/5
I really love this app. It does a great job keeping you in sync across devices and the guided view is a fantastic feature. Don’t understand negative reviews.
Cannot organize large comics and not optimized for large phone 1/5
I have almost 500 comic books, spread out in different series and publishers. You can ONLY sort alphabetically or using the app “Smart List”. This made managing comics very tedious and hard to search. We need a better way to do custom organization.
Furthermore, the app doesn’t seems to be optimized for large screen (iPhone X, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhones XS Max, etc). You can see black screen on top and bottom of your phone screen.
Fix it 1/5
You used to be able to buy the books from the app, now it wont let you. Please reinstate this feature and I’ll gladly rate higher
I can now finally read all these comics and not have to buy them but I wish things when faster when getting stuff from “wish list” to “borrow”
Good app, search engine could use some work 3/5
Been using this app for several years now and, other than one train wreck of an update, it’s worked pretty well. With the latest update, though, the search engine took a big step backwards. Instead of searching for whole phrases, it now searches for any word in the phrase. I was a little disappointed when my search for “Black Panther” brought back every book with “black” or “panther” in the title. That’s over 40 titles, 35 of which I could care less about.
I never had this issue before. Not sure why they took out the specificity, but it would be nice to get it back.
Gone downhill 1/5
By Kurt Wagner 1987
I would get so excited every week knowing I could easily and conveniently get my comics. I used to LOVE this app. Sadly, now I just get anxious every week wondering what will go wrong next. Currently, I’m waiting to be able to access the comics I’ve recently purchased. I’ve paid. I’ve received an email receipt. I can NOT, however, access the titles I would love to read. Shape this up, folks. I would love to get back to that excited anticipation I once had.
I have been using this app for almost 10 years. I love it.
New Update Complete UX Fail 1/5
UPDATE: Still laughable UX, but with new bugs introduced. App no longer remembers the last comic you were reading—instead, it picks one from 3 or 4 issues before. This has worked flawlessly for years, but it’s now becoming a bigger and bigger mess. It’s a shame the quality has taken such a nosedive as they’ve continued to focus on new monetization strategies instead of a quality experience.
Now 100% more difficult to navigate. Really poorly thought out update. No more jumping to titles by tapping on a letter...and the new, giant-sized thumbnails mean even more scrolling. Astoundingly stupid design.
The update is real disappointing... 2/5
So you completely removed the easy to navigate alphabetical ordered list version and now force me to scroll through massive icons....WHY? You actually removed features with this update.
Great app with two major flaws 2/5
I love having my collection on digital — seeing the artwork in this format is awesome. My biggest gripe, though:
You can’t make purchases directly from the app.
My comic spending has gone down considerably because of this, and I find myself not coming back to the app on a weekly, or even daily, basis anymore.
It’s just bad user experience to leave the app to make your purchases, period.
Great app and price just wish you could organize collection 5/5
So this is like your Netflix of great comics the only thing that I don’t like or love is you can only have 50 borrowed comics at a time. The app is good and doesn’t crash or anything. And you can’t organize your own titles but the selection is huge wish they would switch it up every month have a few taken off and a few added to the unlimited comixology base (:
Has potential 2/5
I’m a huge comic book lover, so obviously this intrigued me. I believe this app is great, if only I could create an account! It won’t let me type any of my information. Nothing is working!
Extensive manga library, great discounts 5/5
-Legal alternative to all the bootleg manga apps
-Guided view is excellent
-All major manga publishers in one place
-Great sales, especially in the June-July period. I got 50-60% discounts for an astounding number of manga and comics
-Lack of in-app purchases is really annoying
-Also can’t see prices in the app, which makes it easy to miss out on sales
-Too many useless lists under the ‘smart lists’ tabs
-Search filters are lacking
Unlimited is the Amazon Prime style premium subscription service for Comixology. It’s a good added bonus for $6/month, but has its own share of flaws:
-Decent manga library, but could be better
-I can’t hold more than 50 Unlimited issues/volumes at a time, which is a BIG disappointment
-Unlimited doesn’t add new chapters simultaneously, the delay can be up to two months, which is annoying for weekly releases
EDIT: In response to the developer, the app counts single issues and volumes (size of 10 single issues) the same way. So unless the corresponding volumes are available (and they’re often not), one ends up using 10 out of 50 Unlimited slots instead of just one.
They need to take out the wish list thing 4/5
By elliott the nerd
I was very excited to get this app but than a lot of the books I wanted to read were blocked but this wish list blocked me off and it didn’t tell me how to do anything do I have to buy because I am not going to do this then but the rest off the app is ok it is just that they need to take that out
I hate it because I am trying to put me email and it’s on letting me I am so mad I hate it
Terribly disappointed in the update... 1/5
So much so that I will be deleting the app. I was on this app several times a week and used as way to keep up the weekly Wednesday releases. It was so easy to use and included all brands in one place!...marvel, dc, vertigo, use, etc...
Why change something that works great and make it painfully difficult to navigate...I will be going back to downloading in dividing brand apps which is such a pain...but what choice I I have now...such a disappointment...
Please fix the sorting feature. 1/5
I dislike the new sorting feature
Please bring back the old way of sorting.
It’s too hard to find things if you have a large library.
Fix the app and I’ll fix my review. Still too difficult to find what you’re looking for if you have a large library.
Why Can't We Organize Our Books???!!!!!!! 4/5
I am deeply invested in Comixology having bought thousands of books from them. The app is great (the website not as much). BUT...and it's a big one...the inability to organize our own books by creating personalized folders is outrageous. It makes it impossible to keep track of our books by story arc or any other categorization we should choose. Every time I contact them they say they will try to add this -- it's frequently requested -- but given what they've got now, it shouldn't be such a challenge to do this. IT IS SERIOUSLY FRUSTRATING FOR THE SERIOUS USER AND MAKES THE EXPERIENCE FAR LESS ENJOYABLE THAN IT SHOULD BE. Comixology: PLEASE IMPLEMENT THIS!!!!
Terrible experience 1/5
I have wasted almost an hour trying to correct a minor error in entering my billing info for a free trial and it STILL does not work... Unbelievable!
Great app 5/5
Only complaint is apple wont let you buy through the app on their devices. Lame, but everything else about this works great and is convenient.
Amazon totally ruined Comixology. No longer can you add books from the app and now Amazon charges $5.99/mo. for the unlimited which is funny since they upped their Prime price as well. Done with this app.
Everything on unlimited is a 409 error code. Cancelling my subscription.
Fixes needed in latest version 2/5
A recent update took away the ability to batch delete as well as to order your books in descending order. This needs to be fixed immediately. Also the app is still unstable with large collections downloaded to the app. It’s otherwise a fantastic app. But these three flaws, two of which were added recently and intentionally, really drag down the experience.
Can’t read anything ??? 1/5
i signed up for unlimited only to find out i can’t read anything due to an error saying that i’m “unable to borrow book”... canceling my subscription and deleting what a rip off
Love this app 5/5
By Ralph durso
This is truly the best app for digital comics on the market and provides a great value for constant readers. On the other hand its not without its flaws. The app is kind of buggy from time to time with 409 status code errors which prevent you from downloading, and the feedback portion of the app is essentially broken. Other than these two issues ive been a long time satisfied user of comiXology and highly encourage and fan of comics to sign up for unlimited.
Impossible to load 2/5
i love comixology but what had gotten progressively worse over the years, and has come to a head with version NO.READ, is that the app wont load your comics when you open now. And thats the ones I have downloaded onto my ipad. What was the purpose of downloading the stupid things? God only knows what would transpire if I needed to doenload one of my books in the cloud. But they must have some reason for making their app un-usable, right?
Hard to get to comics now 1/5
Initially you tapped on the comic you want to read and it took you to the comic. Now it pulls up a screen and you have to select series find it there and then read. BTW if you have 400 of that comic your scrolling forever. Ridiculous update!
Only reason I got this 5/5
I got his because I seen naruto there and I love naruto comics
Hopefully just an oversight 4/5
The app is good. Had an issue before, but it’s been fixed.
It is not unlimited 2/5
Sorry to say I had problems with this app in the month of May. I scanned through a lot of different, books see if I like to read them. Obviously you can only borrow some mini in a month time. So it’s not unlimited. So anyone that does like I do and scans books beware when download this app. And paying for it. Because obviously they are scamming you.
It won’t let me sign in 1/5
It won’t let me sign in I’ve tried everything can someone help me if you have had this problem and know how to fix it
What happened? 2/5
I have purchased thousands of comix via your site and used this app to read them in the past.
Now the recent update got rid of the small icons for the List View by Series. Instead of viewing my collection at a glance and selecting the book I want to read I now have to go several taps deep before getting to want I want. It’s a huge pain and a waste of time.
Not buying any more comics from you guys until the issue UI issue is fixed.
Please revert 1/5
Chiming in with everyone else. New update made a perfectly usable app extremely annoying. No longer able to easily browse my collection. Split view of series and issues was simple, now it's not. No idea why you would remove the shortcuts. And seriously, needing to toggle to oldest first every second is awful.
Latest update a step backwards 2/5
I've loved the comixology app since I started using it years ago (bought an iPad specifically so I could read digital comics on it), but the latest update is either buggy, or poorly designed.
I read comics on the new version for the first time last night. Had to adjust the settings to get My Books to display my library in alphabetical order - no big deal. Then I found the title I wanted to read, clicked on it, clicked on the "download all" link to get all 3 issues downloaded - after each issue downloaded, the app kicked me back to the My Books screen. I had to repeatedly click on the title to get back to the issues. Annoying.
After downloading the 3 issues, I started reading the first one!..... Or so I thought. Turns out they were listed "most recent first" so instead of issue 32, I ended up reading issue 34 before realizing what had happened.
Who reads issues in reverse order???? NO ONE! I have no idea why this is the default order when showing issues of a title. If this is a defect, it needs to be fixed. If this is as designed, the design needs to be re-thought.
After reading each issue, I was kicked back to My Books, rather than the title screen. The old app took me back to the title screen (screen listing all the issues I have got a title) after finishing an issue - this made sense.
One thing neither version of the app had is the ability to view one's archive - this would be nice to have.
Does not work 1/5
I tried to read a comic book would do that me only show me pictures and the title of the ortho but I didn’t really let me like read or anything you just showed pictures and all that stuff I’m really upset right now so I’m just gonna give a one star because it earns it so please don’t download this app it does not work at all thank you
Great app, needs iPhone X fix 4/5
By xx Beta Max xx
Love the app and everything it affords me, but please, loose the white swipe bar on the bottom of the comics on iPhone X. It ruins the whole experience for me.
Disaster of an Upgrade 1/5
What were you thinking with this recent change? Now I cannot delete some books from my library. Other downloaded books open on the last page and I cannot start at the beginning and others series I cannot even open to get individual issues. Who was responsible for testing this disaster of an app? They should all be fired. What w horrible user experience
Fake Free Trial 1/5
When you first sign up it says you get a week free to read whatever you want to decide if you like the app but then says you can only read the little list of free toons that I have 0 interest in
Jsyk (just so you know) you have to pay for all of them except for some that are free but most of the comics are needed to pay so I do NOT recommend this if you are trying to find good comics
Horrible update 1/5
I never write reviews. In all honesty, this is my very first app review. But I feel so strongly about this that I had to write about it. The most recent update is a complete UI disaster. They basically took something that was working well and did everything they could to mess it up. I’ll echo the statements of other recent reviews. The tiles are too large, so you end up scrolling endlessly. The sorting by letter is gone. I really don’t know what they were thinking. If I could go back one version, I would do it in a heartbeat. ComiXology, please listen to your users and bring back the old interface! I love your content and your service, and I used to love your app. Make me love it again, please!
Needs in app purchases 2/5
It’s ridiculous that you don’t have in app purchases. You have it for both dc comics and marvel which are linked to this app, but yet no in app purchases for the main app? Yes I can go to the website, but what about when you have an iTunes gift card and want to use it on Comixology for comics/manga that are not marvel or dc?
Error reading “unlimited” comics. 4/5
By ejnsks skd s
So when I was using the trial, I was reading Earth X, but after the trial ended it has not allowed me to read it; I can only add it to a wish list. I am not sure if I have been charged for a subscription, but I am highly interested in keeping my unlimited benefits.
The latest update ruined this app 1/5
The huge tiles take up too much space. The default sorting options are the exact opposite of what they should be with no option to change them globally or permanently. If I didn’t have a large investment in books I would delete this in a heartbeat. Of course they know they have many of us held captive and don’t care about our needs.
Every comic fan needs this app! 4/5
ComiXology is a revolutionary app for comic readers. The library is insane. There is some great customizations and animations for the reader that are create an awesome experience! There is also a subscription service they offer for $5.99/mo that includes a great selection of graphic novels (especially horror)! The only problem i have with this app, is that apple users can not make in-app purchases.. this needs to be added!
New book listing format is inefficient and disappointing 1/5
Used to be I had one tap and one screen for everything. Now it has been divided into two pages/tabs...Books and Series. This was a silly mistake of a design decision.