2000AD goes Android! (Phones, that is…)

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2000AD has announced that its app for phones and tablets is now available on Android devices!

This week the legendary British anthology comic unveiled the app, available to download through the Google Play store, which means that 2000ADJudge Dredd Megazine, and a large selection of classic graphic novels are available however and wherever readers want.

Thanks to the new log-in system, users who buy comics in the 2000AD iPad and Android apps can now also download copies of them, DRM-free, from the comic’s webshop.

The Android app complements the app for iPad and iPhone which has been a roaring success since it launched in 2012, becoming one of the top-grossing iPad newstand apps in the UK and bringing 2000AD ‘Thrill-power’ to new readers everywhere.

The app gives users the chance to purchase 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine on the same day they hit newsstands in the UK. They can also subscribe and receive up to three months of back issues, as well as access a vast number of collections of classic 2000AD strips.

With the launch of the Android app and the new purchase system, readers are now able to buy comics in our Apple and Android apps and then download – free of charge – DRM-free copies of those purchases from our online shop as PDF or CBZ files whenever and onto whatever device they like.

The final stage of development will allow purchases from the 2000AD webshop to be downloaded into the Apple and Android apps.

“Our iPad app has been a great success and proved there’s a big market out there for digital 2000AD,” enthuses Jason Kingsley, CEO of 2000AD’s owners Rebellion. “The Android app has also been the ideal time to roll out the function that allows app users to download DRM-free copies of their purchases from our shop, so they’ll no longer have to choose between in-app or DRM-free comics again.

“This is the next leap forward for 2000 AD, which will introduce the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic to a whole new readership!”

• If you’d like give it a test drive, download the new app for your Android device by going to www.2000ADonline.com/android (iPad and iPhone users can find the iOS app in the iTunes store)

 

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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