Digital comics

Marvel shortens window between print and digital comics – The Hollywood Reporter

Marvel Entertainment has announced that it is cutting the wait time in half for fans who choose to read releases on its Marvel Unlimited digital subscription, with titles now appearing on the service just three months after the print release. The change takes effect immediately.

Marvel Unlimited was launched in 2007 and offers access to the publisher’s digital library of titles – which currently has over 27,000 issues – for a monthly or annual subscription. The service is available as an iOS, Android and web app.

The move comes at a time when the previous six-month window meant that Marvel Unlimited’s release schedule coincided with the publisher’s temporary suspension of release in April and May due to COVID. By reducing the window from six months to three months, the suspension is essentially avoided.

The announcement also follows DC’s announcement of its own DC Universe Infinite digital subscription service last month, which will see the existing DC Universe media app transformed into a digital comic book subscription service with issues appearing six months after the printout.

“Since the start of the year, we’ve seen our stories read tens of millions of times on Marvel Unlimited, and we’ve seen a growing number of fans now looking to delve into more of their favorite stories featuring Spider-Man. , Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, the X-Men, and more, “Jessica Malloy, vice president of marketing for Marvel New Media, said in a statement.” This expansion for Marvel Unlimited delivers just that: fans can now read more of their favorite comics sooner! No other service can provide this kind of value and access so many Marvel comics in one place. We are delighted that we can now offer even more to readers.