TNW Quick Hit
Komos delivers 224 daily and editorial comics to your iPhone.
Love It: Favorite part of the newspaper always accessible.
Hate It: Collection not complete and no option to add a comic as a favorite.
To be brutally honest, I don’t like newspapers. I delivered them when I was younger, a terrible job, and having grown up with an internet connected computer; never saw the value in subscribing to a newspaper when that which I wanted to read was available online or could viewed on a television.
The only time a newspaper interested me in the least was when I was bored. That’s when I would muck up my hands with ink and search for the only part of the newspaper I remotely enjoyed, the section containing comics. I loved Calvin and Hobbes, B.C., Garfield, and a few others.
As I grew into my body and my body outgrew clothes not classified as “Big and Tall,” I started to enjoy political and editorial cartoons. I majored in Political Science (tip for men: not a major with classes filled with women), so political humor appealed to the political geek in me. By this time however, the internet had so consumed my life that the newspaper was a distant memory, with cartoons available online at the click of mouse or a few punches of the home row keys.
Thanks to a new app for the iPhone, Komos ($.99), I see comics as cool again and need not subscribe to a newspaper or go online to find them.
Komos was a ritualistic drunken procession performed by revelers in ancient Greece. The ritualistic drunken procession performed by revelers in ancient Greece is absent from the app, what’s present is truly enjoyable.
Komos features 162 daily cartoons and 62 editorial cartoons, listed alphabetically, in a simple, easy-to-use interface.
The app supports landscape and portrait views, and allows you to manipulate a comic like you would an iPhone photo: double tap to zoom, pinch-zoom, and swipe to scroll, and also allows you to save, copy and/or email any comic you find particularly amusing.
For fans of comics Komos is a grand app. At only $.99, the app is a steal when compared to a newspaper subscription, with the app also saving you valuable time in having to visit various websites to view your favorite comics.