Digital comics

Marvel’s digital comics subscription just got better

As the digital comic market has become an increasingly important part of how we read all of our favorite books, publishers have strived to make accessing the latest print versions through digital subscriptions easier than ever. never. But Marvel, already a staunch supporter with its Unlimited submarine, made it even better.

Unlimited has always been a great prospect for comic book subscriptions – despite the fact that beyond just accessing the Marvel Comics back catalog, readers had to wait six months for the current books to hit the shelves. stores are transferred to the Unlimited library. This is the standard that when DC Universe switches to a comic-only service and goes international in 2021, it will adopt as DC Universe Infinite (itself down from the current 12-month Universe cycle). . But today, Marvel announced that it is reducing the rotation between comic book stores and Unlimited in half.

As of today, unlimited subscribers – with no change in their subscription costs of $ 99 per year – will now only wait three months before new titles are integrated into the service. This means that readers now have, starting today, access to new titles that Marvel began releasing when the books started hitting shelves again amid the covid-19 pandemic, having the chance to see the opening of the very good (and wonderfully weird) summer cosmic event Empyre.

It might not be up there with more niche services like Archie’s recent partnership with Comixology Unlimited (if anything, these apps have to think of better names, again it’s like most) or Weekly Shonen Jump, which offer day and date access with new releases as part of their subscription plans. But that’s a big step for a publisher like Marvel, and it shows how important these types of services are becoming to the industry in general.