App review by
Mark Raby, Common Sense Media
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Storefront for purchasing comics best for tweens and up.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

This app is user-friendly in the way it organizes the available content -- from the user's collection of downloaded comic books to the library of titles available for purchase. Reading through comic books is an equally pleasant experience, with simple touch-screen controls to flip through individual pages.


This app is essentially just a shell with almost no content in and of itself. There are, however, some free comic books that include conflict and battles, depicted with bright comic book effects (starbursts, "Bam!" and "Pow!" speech bubbles, etc). One free comic has a girl on the cover with a chainsaw, holding the decapitated head of a teddy bear. In the comic, she also wields an ax and a sword (really a stick paired with her vivid imagination). The comic books available for purchase, including Sonic Universe and Ninjatown, may depict violent content as well.


Some of the comic books that users can download in this app contain a lot of slapstick humor and language. In the Archie series, for example, characters are made fun of, insults are thrown around, and characters fall down and/or end up in zany situations.


Although there are some comic books available for free, the main draw is the wide collection of classic comic series which cost around $1 or $2 per issue. The standard parental control features are included to prevent children from purchasing titles without proper permission.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Comics4Kids is a digital storefront in which users can purchase comic books designed for their mobile device. The app itself contains a handful of free-preview comics -- some of which have conflict, battles, and other violent content. For full titles, users must pay to download them from within the app. Classic series like Archie & Friends, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Veronica are available, generally for $1 to $2 per comic book.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDale M. June 14, 2017

Meet Comics4Kids INC - Since 1996 we have given away over 2,000,000 Marvel and DC Entertainment comics in all 50 States!!!

Comics4Kids INC is 21-year old Pacific Northwest based comic book reading library and national 501 (c) (3) literacy charity. We give also out physical comic boo... Continue reading
Written byAnonymous May 21, 2017

Seriously CSM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this and who gives a crap about consumerism it doesn't even matter!

Is it any good?

COMICS4KIDS is a user-friendly app for finding and downloading digital comic books. The collection of recognizable series like Sonic the Hedgehog and Archie make it easily appealing to any comic book fan. The content is chosen for kids, but does include some violence, so this app is best for tweens and older users.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: April 6, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Size: 12.30 MB
  • Publisher: comiXology
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 14, 2017

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