Today, Amazon's Comixology app announced Comixology Unlimited — an all-you-can-eat buffet of digital comic books for $5.99 per month, so you can binge Netflix-style.
At launch, the Comixology Unlimited plan includes the first volumes of popular titles like "The Walking Dead," "Attack on Titan," "Saga," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8," among many others.There's even a 30-day free trial, so you can try it on your phone or web browser.A Comixology spokesperson tells Business Insider that this is all about helping readers find an entry point into the medium, with a focus on partnering with publishers to fill the service up with first volumes and introductory storylines.
"We ll be cycling through content periodically.
The goal, it seems, is to provide a cheap way to give readers a taste of the next big thing in comics, and then reel them in to pay for the next books in the series.No matter how you slice it, this is a big huge deal.
Absent from the list of participating publishers are Marvel and DC Comics, the two biggest names in comic books: Marvel has its own, separate Digital Unlimited app for $10/month; DC has yet to launch this kind of binge-reading plan.Still, while big-name superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman aren't included in this plan, Comixology Unlimited includes access to lots of independent titles that are more than worth your time.Just off the top of my head, "Locke and Key," "Lumberjanes," and "The Wicked and the Divine" are all incredible, and they're all included in the plan.
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