I used to dread when a certain friend of mine would call up to ask for help moving into a new place. It wasn’t the lifting and moving of furniture, appliances, and untold boxes labeled “Misc.” that I wanted to avoid, it was his comic book collection. Long boxes, dozens and dozens of them, and equally as many short boxes, all stuffed to the gills with a lifetime’s worth of his weekly addiction. If his entire collection had been digitized and accessible through a company like ComiXology, moving it would have saved strained muscles … and our friendship. (Just kidding, Andy.)
I love comic books, I have since I was a kid, and I totally get the obsession with collecting them, but I had to give them up years ago. Considering the cost, inconsistent quality, and inconvenience of my local comic book shops shutting down, it was just a hobby I couldn’t afford to keep up. I’m reminded of those times today thanks to a new monthly comic book/manga subscription plan from ComiXology, a plan that might just get me back to reading new issues on the regular and catching up on ones I’ve missed over the years.
Check out the details on ComiXology Unlimited thanks to the press release below, then be sure to head over to their site for a list of all the comics you can read and more details on a free 30-day trial:
ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading platform, today introduced comiXology Unlimited — the best way to explore the amazing world of comics, graphic novels and manga at an unbelievable price. For just $5.99 a month customers can explore selections from thousands of incredible titles, like The Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Hellboy, Adventure Time, Peanuts, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lumberjanes, Saga, The Umbrella Academy, Outcast, Transformers with more on the way.
“We’re in a new golden age of storytelling with more incredible comics, graphic novels and manga than ever before,” said comiXology’s CEO and Co-Founder David Steinberger. “ComiXology Unlimited is fantastic portal to tons of great comics at a ridiculously great price. Get in there and start exploring.”
With comiXology Unlimited it’s never been easier for readers to explore the world of comics. The only subscription service to feature books from Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics, comiXology Unlimited also includes great titles from IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Kodansha Comics, Oni Press, Valiant Entertainment, Archie Comics, Fantagraphics Books, Humanoids, Action Lab Entertainment, Aspen Comics, Zenescope Entertainment and more. ComiXology Unlimited debuts today in the U.S. and will expand to other regions in the future.
ComiXology Unlimited features include:
Unlimited reading, on any device: Access thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga including best sellers like The Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Hellboy, Adventure Time, Peanuts, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lumberjanes, Saga, The Umbrella Academy, Outcast, andTransformers. Enjoy offline reading using the comiXology app on Fire Tablet, Android, iOS, or streaming on the web at comixology.com.
- Exceptional Content: Whether you’re into sci-fi or slice-of-life, comiXology Unlimited offers the widest subscription selection of digital comics in the world. With an immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience, the comic you want is always at your fingertips.
- Free one-month trial: Not sure if you’re up for binging on comics? Enjoy the first month free and explore our expansive digital library.
“You may have heard of Love and Rockets, Krazy Cat and Ignatz, or Lumberjanes – but had no idea where to start reading or what collection to buy. Now you can simply start reading all these great titles today,” said John D. Roberts, comiXology Co-Founder. “ComiXology is changing the game again. First, we ignited digital via our Guided View reading technology. Now, with comiXology Unlimited, everyone can easily explore the expansive world of comics.”