Marvel has revealed a new tier to their Marvel Unlimited subscription service, which allows readers access to over 13,000 digital comics. The new Unlimited Plus subscription comes with the same comics, but also offers exclusive first row seating at certain convention panels, access to Marvel's press releases at the same they're sent out to the media (unless it's an "exclusive," probably), and a special welcome pack with an Ultron action figure, a copy of Age of Ultron #10, and a member id card. Marvel Unlimited Plus, at $99 annually, is still a better deal than paying $9.99 a month for regular unlimited, though the regular unlimited annual fee is only $69.
Not a bad deal if you want some extras, though we think the regular Unlimited annual membership is still the best bang for your buck.
Here's the press release:
The Debut of MARVEL UNLIMITED PLUS!
The Birth Of The Ultimate Marvel Fan Experience Is Here!
New York, NY – August 27th, 2013 – Today, prepare to become the ultimate Marvel Fan with Marvel Unlimited Plus! A bold initiative that takes the massively popular Marvel Unlimited to the next level, this exciting new membership tier is your all-access pass to the Marvel Universe and more! Beyond gaining access to thousands of classic and newer Marvel digital comics, Marvel Unlimited Plus members cement their place as true members of the Marvel Universe, gaining unprecedented entry to their favorite characters, creators, merchandise, and more!
Exclusive benefits and surprises await all Marvel Unlimited Plus members, including:
· Instant Access To Over 13,000 Digital Comics– Thousands of digital comics for the iPhone®, iPad®, select Android™ devices and the web, so you can jump in on your favorite Marvel adventures, anytime, anywhere.
· Collectible Plus Member Kit – Age Of Ultron Edition– score a limited edition Hasbro Marvel Legends 6” AU Variant Ultron figure, an exclusive variant copy of Age of Ultron #10 with art by superstar artist Salvador Larroca, a collectible Age of Ultron comics box , and a personalized member card!
· Benefits and Perks– Access to breaking Marvel news as it goes to major news outlets! Factor in a 15% discount at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop and 10% off discount every day at MarvelStore.com, there’s nothing stopping you from getting the best of what Marvel has to offer.
· Exclusive Member Con Events– Gain a front-row seat to the Marvel Universe with special events and promotions directly tailored to Marvel Unlimited Plus members! Interact with top Marvel talent at exclusive con events with special exclusive merchandise and other surprises.
“Our fans are our top priority here at Marvel, and we’re always looking for new ways to elevate their relationship with the Marvel universe and diverse cast of characters,” said Peter Phillips, SVP & GM of Marvel’s Digital Media Group. “Marvel Unlimited Plus is that next level, rewarding fans for their exceptional loyalty while bringing them closer than ever to the content they love so much. Simply put, people will be kicking themselves if they don’t hop onboard this amazing opportunity!”
Launched in November 2007, Marvel 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 in digital form—and that number grows every week! Incredibly, the Marvel Unlimited library is still the most comprehensive digital comics library offered by any comics publisher.
This exclusive access and all of these exciting perks are available starting TODAY for only $99 for an annual membership! There are no mightier fans in any universe than Marvel’s, and now’s the time to show your Marvel pride by heading to www.marvel.com/unlimited and getting in on the action!