Marvel joins Comixology’s Unlimited subscription service
Marvel’s joined Comixology’s all-you-can-read Netflix-ass subscription service! Does this do anything for you?
When Amazon and Comixology first announced Unlimited last year, two of the biggest comics publishers around were conspicuously absent from the list of comics available in the read-what-you-want service: Marvel and DC. But today, one of them has finally gotten on board.
io9 can exclusively reveal that, starting today, a selection of Marvel comics— ranging from practically brand-new series like the recent Iron Fist, America, and Elektra books, to familiar favorites like Amazing Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel, and even titles from its Star Wars line—will be available as part of Comixology Unlimited’s $5.99-a-month subscription. Although Marvel already has its own digital subscription service (also called Unlimited, confusingly enough), the offerings on Comixology will also be bundled along with free-to-read issues from publishers like IDW, Image, Boom Studios, Kodansha, and many more already available as part of Comixology Unlimited. Select Marvel collections will also be available through Kindle Unlimited and Amazon’s Prime Reading services as part of the deal, all designed as ideal entry points for readers who want to learn more about some of Marvel’s mightiest heroes.
“We are thrilled to have part of Marvel’s vast library of superheroes join comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading,” comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger said in a statement provided to io9. “With the addition of Marvel Comics this is a great opportunity to discover and explore the best that comics have to offer. And for those just starting out reading Marvel Comics, Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading are great places to begin.”