The Marvel Comics Digital Store is going to be closing on June 2nd, 2020. The company is now telling everyone to buy new comics through the Marvel Comics App for iOS and Android. Your login credentials for the Marvel Comics App is the same as your credentials for the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, so past purchases will be preserved. Marvel has also unveiled a new help file system that explains everything, including syncing your past purchases with Comixology.
One of the best things about the online shop that is going to be closing, is that you could read comics in your web browser. This was tremendously useful for people who did not have a platform that had an official app or people who were at work or school. Pushing people to use apps for only two platforms is the wrong call. Suffice to say, if you need to read comics via the browser, you can do it with Comixology, which Marvel really seems to be pushing people to use. I suppose they make money selling comics, whether they sell them directly with the apps, or through 3rd parties like Comixology.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.