Begging the question — “why have two separate services at all?” — Amazon has announced that comiXology’s “guided view” method of displaying digital comics is coming to the Kindle platform, according to a press release. The new reading experience is available now on Amazon Fire tablets as well as on the Kindle app on Android and iOS devices.
“A good story is magical and you really feel that with comiXology’s Guided View with the way the story flows along,” said Joe Hill, bestselling author of the Locke and Key series of graphic novels, for some reason. Seriously, why is Joe Hill in this Amazon press release? “There is nothing like it in comics, the feel of being swept along through a story. To me that is a kind of magic.”
Hill went on to describe the guided view experience as “One shaft of light that shows the way. No mortal man can win this day. It’s a kind of magic,” adding, “The bell that rings inside your mind is challenging the doors of time. It’s a kind of magic.”
If you aren’t getting guided view in your Kindle app now, try downloading an update. It will get beamed to your smart device over invisible waves that travel through the air. It’s a kind of magic.