CES 2021: Why this new electronic ink-like TCL tablet seems perfect for comic book fans

The TCL NXTPAPER was officially announced at CES 2021, and it’s an interesting piece of tech in its own right: the first electronic ink-like device with a color screen, a combination that’s both easier on the eyes over long periods and is a bit more battery-friendly than traditional tablets with LCD screens. All that adds up to what could be the best device yet… for reading comics.

Comics, comic books, ‘the funny pages,’ sequential art – they’re a seminal part of the modern media landscape, and the source material for the superhero film genre that’s dominated cinemas for the last decade-plus. And yet, reading digital versions of comics has been a righteous pain: given their full-page A4-size format (roughly the dimensions of ruled paper), they don’t really fit on the screens of modern phones or computers.