Graphic Novels Are Gonna Be Awesome On the iPad

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The biggest diss on Apple's iPad is that it's just a bigger version of what's already out there -- the iPhone and iPod Touch. While we haven't had the opportunity to test one out yet, we want to offer one point of defense for the new gadget: graphic novels and comic books will be awesome to read on the iPad.

New comic book apps will be hitting iTunes soon and hopefully publishers of graphic novels like the Artemis Fowl graphic novel versions will allow their books to be sold in electronic form. When coupled with the e-reader function of the iPad, all the amazing illustrations will be brought to life in full-color on the iPad. Take that, Kindle (both the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook e-readers only display black and white images).

Also, with its 9.7-inch screen, the iPad offers a nearly-full-sized reading experience like traditional comic books. Yes, the gadget is thicker than most books, but you can hold hundreds of titles in one place that only weighs 1.5 pounds.
Purists might argue that reading comic books on a digital screen just isn't the same as the real thing, but in 2010, reading them on an iPad is both the cooler and more eco-friendly option. %Poll-41659%

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