The best deal in comics just got better. Today, August 27, 2013, Marvel Comics announced the Marvel Unlimited Plus initiative. This is the upper-echelon tier of Marvel’s popular Marvel Unlimited digital platform. Not only will members receive access to more than 13,000 digital comic books but the ultimate Marvel fan will receive exclusive benefits and perks for membership.
With 13,000 comics to read fans of any hero will not be disappointed by the Marvel Unlimited app which allows readers to get their comic fix on their computer, iPad, iPhone, or select Android digital devices. The system does allow you to read series like “Iron Man,” “Amazing Spider-Man,” and “X-Men” from the beginning. Marvel Unlimited does have about a six month gap for new comics, but the beauty of the system with so many comics available you won’t miss the new books on the stands and comics are added every week.
Marvel Unlimited does only allow you to store 12 comic books to your digital device for offline reading. You need to connect to the internet on long trips to refresh your reading experience.
The perks and benefits for the Marvel Unlimited Plus include exclusive access to the creators of Marvel Comics at conventions like the upcoming New York Comic Con. The access may include meet and greets with the creators, exclusive signings, and merchandise as well as one of a kind experiences. Not to mention a 15% discount on at the marvel Comics Digital Shop and 10% at MarvelStore.com.
There are more rewards coming from Marvel for those who sign up for this premiere membership. The first being an exclusive, as in not available anywhere else, Age of Ultron Variant Gold Ultron figure that works with the Hasbro 6” Marvel Legends line of action figures. This character was the star villain of the recently completed Marvel Epic crossover. The Collectible Kit also includes a copy of “Age of Ultron” #10 with a limited cover by Salvador Larocca, a personalized membership card, a collectible box and a welcome letter.
The just announced Marvel Unlimited Plus costs $99 for 12 months of access to the system. Fans are making the switch to the digital platform that is more new reader friendly than anything. Where else can you go from reading “Avengers” to “Deadpool” with the tap of the screen?