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Search Zap-Kapow Comics’s library of over 300,000 issues for publisher, writer, artist and price guide info as well as to see covers to make sure you’re referencing the right comic book. From The Walking Dead to Iron Man or Deadpool, superhero, horror or cartoon comic books, Zap-Kapow Comics has it all …

Our History

Built exclusively for iOS devices in 2009, the current Version 3.3.3 is the final App Store version of Zap-Kapow that will be available. In 2016, Zap-Kapow Comics relaunched as a web application for iOS, Android, OSX, and Windows devices, adding a slew of new features. Check out the past versions and features we’ve added below …

THE ALL-NEW ZAP-KAPOW CAME OUT OF BETA SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

After over a month of beta testing by users (thank you!), the all-new Zap-Kapow Comics was ready for prime time.

Beta 3.0 UPDATE RELEASED IN AUGUST 2016

Added tweaks to auto-complete search feature, minor updates to issue listing views, and corrected some early beta bugs.

Beta 2.0 OUR FIRST BETA UPDATE WAS RELEASED IN JULY 2016

Added the ability to mass add and mass remove full runs of a title to your collection.

Beta 1.0 THE COMPLETELY REWRITTEN, BROWSER-BASED VERSION WAS RELEASED IN JULY 2016

The new Zap-Kapow Comics was rewritten from scratch to work in any browser, mobile or desktop, with features our users had been requesting for years.

iOS 3.3.3 VERSION 3.3.3 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN FEBRUARY 2016

Fixed another issue where some users were not able to update their price guide. This is the final iOS version of Zap-Kapow that will be available in the App Store.

iOS 3.3.2 VERSION 3.3.2 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN JANUARY 2016

This update fixed an issue where some users were not able to update their price guide correctly. Also included a hidden “No Prize” for their troubles …

iOS 3.3 VERSION 3.3 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2015

Doh! Few more bug fixes left over from 3.2.

iOS 3.2 VERSION 3.2 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN OCTOBER 2015

Zap-Kapow Version 3.2 fixed a handful of bugs from 3.1, including layout tweaks and minor compatibility with some older devices. Brought up to iOS 9 standards.

iOS 3.1 VERSION 3.1 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN JULY 2015

After a false re-start with 3.0, the long-awaited 3.1 fixed the major crashing issues created by iOS 8. It also slightly modified the cover art size, added numeric grades next to the traditional ones, and updated the home screen icon.

iOS 3.0 VERSION 3.0 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED … NEVER

Apple’s update to iOS 8 caused major issues with our little app. After believing we had a fix in place with 3.0, we quickly found out we were wrong. 3.0 only lived for about a day before being pulled.

iOS 2.7 VERSION 2.7 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN APRIL 2013

Minor bug fixes and updates.

iOS 2.5 VERSION 2.5 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2012

iOS 6 compliant; Optimized for iPhone 5 users; Fixed bug in sorting order of Favorites; Various bug and performance updates.

iOS 2.2 VERSION 2.2 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2011

Bug fix on issue preventing update of in-app price guides.

iOS 2.1 VERSION 2.1 OF ZAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 2011

Bug fix on issue caching after price guide updates.

iOS 2.0 VERSION 2.0 OF KAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN OCTOBER 2011

iOS 5 compliant; Favorites listed in alphabetical order; Sort issues in descending or ascending order; First appearance information also now displayed in issues list; Facebook support; Ability to set default conditions for prices in price guide; Searching for a character by name will also list the title of his first appearance; Recent updates listed; Universal app works on both iPhone and iPad; Offline browsing of favorites.

VERSION 1.4 OF KAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2009

Twitter integration – tweet your collection’s awesomeness to your peeps; Minor bug fixes and speed enhancements.

VERSION 1.3 OF KAP-KAPOW WAS RELEASED IN OCTOBER 2009 AND ADDED SOME MINOR TWEAKS TO THE SEARCH ENGINE AS WELL AS OUR MOST REQUESTED FEATURE EVER

Ability to save your favorite comics as “have” or “want” and total up their value; Notification of new price guide updates being available; Minor bug fixes and speed enhancement.

VERSION 1.2 (WE ACTUALLY SKIPPED VERSION 1.1 DUE TO SOME CRAZY APPLE APPROVAL SHENANIGINS) WAS RELEASED IN MID-AUGUST 2009

Ability to save from over 118,000 covers to iPhone or iPod Touch photos, perfect for wallpapers; Purchase select issues via ThingsFromAnotherPlanet.com (since removed); Minor bug fixes and speed enhancements; Report issue corrections … See something we missed? Let us know from with the click of a button.

ZAP-KAPOW LAUNCHES IN THE APPLE APP STORE

Becoming the very first comic book price guide in the Apple App Store, Zap-Kapow: A Guide To Comic Books launched on July 2, 2009.