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Fresh Android Apps for Jan. 5: Comic Strips, Seal Force, KAPOW

by Ian Black

Maybe in the future, kids will spend Saturday mornings in front of an Android device. Don’t believe it? Try Seal Force and see for yourself.

For a tour through the world’s greatest funny pages, download Comic Strips, and then take a friend for a spin in KAPOW.

Comic Strips (Free)

Your local newspaper may be dying but that doesn’t mean the comic strips inside it will as well. Download this app to browse through over 150 comic strip titles with over 300,000 total strips in the archives. This list includes many classics like Peanuts, Dick Tracy and Cathy, but you’ll also find new series to enjoy.

Navigate through the most recent postings or select a list of your favorites and browse through those series from start to finish. Users are already raving over the interface and the massive library.

Seal Force (Free)

Feel like participating in a Saturday morning cartoon? This is your game. You must guide the fabulous Seal Force, yes, cartoon seals named Fonzie, Sarge and Milo, to save the ocean from the evil virus of the villainous krill named Krillian. Use your fingers to guide the three seals to the neon-colored krill to blow them off the screen. Score more points when you match up the seal’s color to the enemy’s and when you line draw combination attacks.

As you face the eleven challenging missions you might want to visit the Seal Store to upgrade your weapons, bling out the seals outfits and buy some useful gadgets.

KAPOW (Free)

You send email and text messages to your friends, so why not go flying with them? This quirky app lets you choose a friend from your contacts and invite them to join you for a quick trip – in the air. After receiving a MMS message, your friend can jump into multiplayer mode with you.

In the app, you each control your own flight and soar to pick up as many coins, candy canes, bells and other bonuses, as you can. The farther you fly, the more points your team of two scores. Visit the shop and buy pinwheels, tools and dress up items to make the journey more fun.