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Halftone 2 app review: create your very own comic book



Calling all fans of comic books: here's your chance to create your very own. The Halftone 2 app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives you the ability to take all your pictures and transform them into a comic book. You have full control of how the book will look as you pick the page layout you want, add in your captions, position them, and so much more. By the time you finish you’ll have your own personalized piece of artwork and entertainment that looks professional and intriguing.

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Let Your Creative Juices Flow

Here's your opportunity to let your creative juices flow and not only write but also design, and layout your own comic book with ease. The Halftone 2 app makes the process smooth and simple allowing you to focus on the actual story. There are a variety of page layouts to choose from, more than 30 balloon and caption styles to use, photo filters, choose the placement of the speech balloons, add sound effects, and your own pictures. This app is so advanced you can even add HD videos to the pages, which will really make the story come alive.

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The app currently requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and features a few different in-app purchases. These purchases open up more tools and are each priced at $1.99. The app currently has 3.5 out of five stars from users but the user comments are a little less complimentary. In its last update there were a number of bug fixes in an effort to provide users with a more stable and smooth experience.

Use your own photos in the comic book
Use your own photos in the comic book

How to Customize Your Comic

There are so many ways to customize your comic, all of which are user-friendly. The Halftone 2 app is really meant for all types of users so that no-one feels intimated or over-whelmed. There are six different themes to choose from which is ideal to match up with the content you are focusing on, you can add multiple lines of text which can also be customized, and your comic book can be up to 30 pages in length. This gives you plenty of space to tell your story. What's a comic book without the typical POW, BAM, and WHAM bubbles which is why the app allows you to add them too. There are more than 80 graphic shapes that depict the sounds.

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Your project can be saved so you can go back and edit it at any time and there is a variety of ways to share it.

Make use of more than 80 graphic shapes
Make use of more than 80 graphic shapes

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Pros and Cons


  • The app provides users with all kinds of customization tools and features
  • Add in text, position it, and even change the font and color
  • Add your own photos and HD videos
  • Books can be up to 30 pages in length
  • Save your projects so you can edit them any time
  • Share comic books with friends and family


  • Some tools require in-app purchases
  • The app could do with some more polishing and refinement

Customize your comics
Customize your comics

Final Words

The Halftone 2 app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone makes it possible to seamlessly create your own comic book.

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