Marvel Unlimited for the iPad and iPhone has over 15,000 single issues and graphic novels available, including all of the new Star Wars comics. It costs around $9 a month to subscribe, and you can read an unlimited number every single month, which is insanely good value. On iOS you need to register an account on the main Marvel Unlimited website and purchase a subscription, then login to the app with the same info to get reading. In this video review we take a look at the reading experience, how you can browse and discover new content and some of the things Marvel needs to improve upon, such as their search system.
Every week Marvel adds new titles to the catalog, but there is a notable delay when new comics hit the newsstand and when they actually hit Unlimited. Marvel sells comics directly with their own Marvel Comics app and through other distributors such as Comixology, so they don’t want to cannibalize their own sales. Speaking of sales, single issue comics have dramatically increased in price in the past few years. I remember when I was buying digital comics in 2015, they cost $2.99 an issue, now they are between $4.99 and $5.99 each. Marvel Unlimited costs $9.99 per month, so obviously you can save a ton of money if you have some patience.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.