Comixology offers free upgrade to HD comics

Somebody with a chiroptera obsession has a shocking experience in this week's Batman #7. On the left, as viewed through the new iPad's Retina Display. On the right, the iPad 2.

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Comixology continues to dominate the mobile comics reading app market with new features for its iOS app, including high-definition comics that take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina Display.

Updated earlier this week, Comixology’s Comics 3.1 (download) lets you read comics on the new iPad with double the resolution of comics on previous models. It also supports sharing your comments on comics via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail; and offers a Read Now button which lets you begin reading a comic before a comic has fully downloaded.

Support for the Retina Display almost didn’t make it into Comixology 3.1, said Chip Mosher, the company’s Director of Marketing. “Our developers turned around HD support in about five days. That’s a testament to how dedicated they are.”

The difference in resolution is apparent when holding a new iPad next to an iPad 2 and looking at the same comic. If you’ve downloaded a comic for the iPad 2, Comixology will let you download it again in HD at no extra cost.

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