Marvel Unlimited Expands With Faster Access To Comics
by James Ferguson
Marvel Unlimited, the digital comics subscription service from Marvel offering a Netflix-like reading experience just got a little faster. Up until this point, new issues were added about six months after release. The publisher has announced that waiting period has been reduced to three months.
“Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen our stories read tens of millions of times on Marvel Unlimited, and we’ve seen a rising number of fans now looking to dive into more of their favorite stories featuring Spider-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, the X-Men, and more,” said Jessica Malloy, VP of Marketing, Marvel New Media. “This expansion for Marvel Unlimited delivers exactly that: fans can now read more of their favorite comics sooner! No other service can provide this kind of value and access to so many Marvel comics in one place. We’re thrilled to now be able to offer even more to readers.”
This comes after Archie Comics announced that its new releases would be available the same day and date on ComiXology Unlimited. While this move still has a three month timeframe between release and availability on Marvel Unlimited, it does represent an interesting shift. How will this affect comic shops? Will DC Universe perform a similar move?
“Marvel Unlimited has been one of our top performing digital offerings for Marvel fans – especially now as we all continue to spend more time at home,” said Shane Rahmani, SVP and General Manager, Marvel New Media. “This is one additional way Marvel Unlimited can provide a one-of-a-kind connection to the Marvel Universe, and we look forward to continue bringing fresh and exciting content on the service to new and loyal fans alike.”
I’m a fan of Marvel Unlimited and use it on a pretty regular basis. It’s great for checking out a book I might have missed or delve into a character or event. There are now over 28,000 comics available on the service. You can try it out with a seven day trial here.