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 2000AD, Judge 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)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.