Marvel finally announced today that their Android app for Marvel Unlimited is available for download on the Google Play store. The app has been available on iOS devices for some time, and on the web for several years. Marvel Unlimited was known as Marvel Digital Comic Unlimited until someone over there realized that the abbreviation for Digital Comics Unlimited was the same as the abbreviation for DC Universe, something no one wants to be associated with. Marvel Unlimited allows subscription based access to over 13,000 Marvel comics, past and present, with some new books being added as quickly as six months after they're published. Think Netflix, but for comics.
It's not the be-all end-all digital solution, but this service is a huge step in the right direction, a great way to leverage Marvel's massive back catalog of comics, and a terrific deal for new readers looking to delve into Marvel's history or old readers who want quick and easy access to the comics they love. With the popularity of subscription video services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, this is a great move by Marvel and one we couldn't make fun of if we tried.
If you sign up by May 15th, you can get a year of service for less than $60.
Here's the press release:
MARVEL UNLIMITED –The Ultimate Marvel Experience Now On Android™!
Access to Over 13,000 Comics via Marvel’s All-New Subscription App for Android™ Devices
New York, NY—May 9th, 2013—Prepare for the largest library of streaming digital comics anytime, anywhere with Marvel Unlimited, now available on Android TM devices via Google Play!
Previously available on iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and web-browsers, Marvel Unlimited provides the deepest online reading experience utilizing Marvel’s patented digital reading technology while providing seamless access across multiple platforms. Marvel, in collaboration with Chaotic Moon Studios, brings fans access to the entire Marvel Unlimited archive on- and off-line through the Marvel Unlimited app, along with exclusive member-only benefits and offers that no fan can miss!
“It’s exciting to bring Marvel Unlimited to Android TM devices and introduce this unparalleled comics reading experience to a whole new group of fans!”, explained Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. "This is just one of many exciting announcements you can expect surrounding Marvel Unlimited over the next few months!”
The Marvel Unlimited app is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store.
Launched in November 2007, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited was the first major digital comics initiative from any of the top North American comic book publishers. This innovative all-you-can-read subscription service offers over 13,000 of Marvel’s greatest comics—and that number grows every week! The Marvel Unlimited library remains the most comprehensive digital comics library offered by any comics publisher!
To celebrate this exciting launch, new members can join Marvel Unlimited at a special limited time price of only $59.88 for an annual membership if you sign up before May 15th! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to http://www.marvel.com/unlimited today and get in on the action!