Digital comics giant comiXology has launched a new "unlimited" subscription service, offering readers the chance to "Explore thousands of digital comics, graphic novels & manga for just $5.99 a month." The move offers an opportunity to explicitly pay just for the temporary right to read the comics, as opposed to their per-purchase service, which only does so implicitly. Readers can sign up for a 30 day free trial, where they can learn all of the other ways in which the "unlimited" service is limited.
For instance, neither Marvel nor DC are part of the service, so you'll have to add Marvel Digital Unlimited if you want to read their books, and go fuck yourself if you want to read DC's books, because they have no similar service. Additionally, most of the comics available on the service are the first one or two trades of series, meaning they serve more as an advertisement to purchase further issues than a truly "unlimited" reading experience. For instance, you can read the first two Walking Dead and Chew trades, or the first six issues of Saga. Oh, and if you don't live in America, you can double go fuck yourself, because it's not available anywhere else. And to access the service, you'll need to merge your comiXology account with your Amazon account, because Amazon would really like to store all the data they're collecting on you in one place.
Still, it's just six bucks, which is the cost of one regular Marvel comic, so a lot of people will probably find it to be a good deal. Head over to comiXology and sign up for your free trial today, so that you can forget to cancel on time and Amazon gets your money.