Comixology Launches Digital Comics Subscription Service ‘Comixology Unlimited’
As technology grows and changes, so too does the way we access our media. The first big jump was the move from physical to digital, but now it's all about monthly subscription services that provide content instantly. Netflix is one of the most popular entertainment platforms in the world, and its model has been replicated by the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and WWE Network.
This week, Comixology is taking the next big step by launching Comixology Unlimited, a digital comics streaming service that gives subscribers access to thousands of comics from top publishers for $5.99 a month. What's more, this isn't an announcement for something the company plans to do later in the year; Comixology Unlimited launches today!
Announced via Entertainment Weekly, Comixology Unlimted will features titles from Image, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW and more, and much like Netflix, it plans to rotate its content as part of its plan to introduce readers to as many comics as possible.
It's unlikely that we'll see either Marvel or DC appearing on Comixology Unlimited anytime soon, if ever. Marvel has its own subscription based service, Marvel Unlimited, and DC has shown no inclination of providing a similar service.
The service launches with a thirty-day free trial option, and readers will have access to acclaimed comics such as The Walking Dead, Love and Rockets, and Scott Pilgrim. The launch also sees an upgrade for the Comixology app, which will incorporate Unlimited into its structure and offer filters and recommendations to help subscribers find the right comic.