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ryan123450 August 4 2013 01:39 PM

Marvel Comics Unlimited
 
I'm thinking of getting a month or two of Marvel Comics Unlimited so that I can read all the comics published as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is it a pretty good service? I wish DC would do something like that as well.

JoeZhang August 4 2013 03:01 PM

Re: Marvel Comics Unlimited
 
I have a year's subscription - it's... OK but no better than ok - the apps range from passable (ipad) to frustrating (android), with many flaws like being unable to download more than six comics at a time, inability to go straight from a comic to the next one in a run (you have to go back to the listing and find it), random crashes etc etc. Moreover, many issues in any run might be missing and it seems to hit or miss when recent comics go up.

Nick Ryder August 4 2013 03:31 PM

Re: Marvel Comics Unlimited
 
Yeah it's by no means a PERFECT service - but it's still a lot cheaper than buying back issue digital comics - even on a monthly basis, it's not too bad. And they're getting a bit better - but I know it's frustrating when you're reading a story arc and then you go and look for the next issue and it's not there, but the issue or two AFTER it is up. And then months later, the issue you wanted to read it finally up LOL

Although, that said I still love the heck out of this service. The apps do kinda blow - I know my Android MU app can't load comics for crap - which is really annoying, but you can still load them in a regular Android browser window and kinda make it work from there. But it's not too bad, great way to get caught up on a series or character or just read some old stuff you can't always find in Trade paperback form. And really even if the digital comic version was available - which is sometimes a preferable option if you REALLY want a particular run or whatever - it's still going to be more expensive than a month or two of service.

I love it, I've had for about two years now and I'm not planning on stopping it anytime soon. Comics are usually not quite a year behind, sometimes they'll post something a bit newer but still, when a comic on the stands is about $3-4 bucks a pop you read 3 comics a month you've kinda paid for the service. Plus they're always adding new stuff, I don't think there's ever been a week that's gone by when there's been no less than a dozen new titles added. Sometimes you'll get a few glitchy ones but then I just contact Marvel's support and let them know - after all, I'm sure this service isn't something they're devoting a huge amount of resources to, but they're still the only big publisher that actually has a service like this.


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