App Spotlight: Marvel Reads: The Hulk and Avengers

• “Avengers Origins: Hulk”
Follow Stan Lee’s story narration of Dr. Bruce Banner’s epic transformation into the Incredible Hulk. The app features detailed artwork, cutting-edge animations, and interactive touch-screen activities, including roaring, transforming into the Hulk, and testing the Hulk’s strength by breaking through walls, stopping tanks, and more. Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch ($1.99).

• “Avengers Origins: Assemble!”
The “Assemble” story is the perfect introduction to exciting Super Heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and more. The app features innovative, interactive activities include matching heroic accessories with each Super Hero, using Thor’s powers and the Hulk’s strength to stop the Atlanteans and Namor, and melting the ice to free Captain America from his frozen prison! Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch ($1.99).

Narrated by the iconic Stan Lee, these interactive comics are fun for all ages. There are several in-app short, easy games and fantastic background music that add to the experience. By clicking in the bottom left-hand icon, it brings up a menu of options so you can scroll to certain scenes or games. It’d be nice if there was a “pause” or “fast-forward” option, as Stan tends to read a bit slow with dramatic pauses. For adult fans, one time through may be enough. But younger comic book/superhero fans will enjoy reading along with Stan Lee’s dynamic narration, and the interactive experience will make it fun to view multiple times.

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