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Prepare for the largest library of streaming digital comics anytime, anywhere with Marvel Unlimited! Announced yesterday at the Marvel: House of Ideas panel during SXSW Interactive, Marvel in partnership with Chaotic Moon Studios is bringing fans its immense catalog of digital comics they’ve come to know and love to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch! Fans now not only have streaming access to comics on a web browser, but can also read the entire Marvel Unlimited archive on- and off-line through the Marvel Unlimited App! But that’s not all, not only will members get access to the best comics around; they will also enjoy exclusive member-only benefits and offers that no fan will want to miss!

Marvel Unlimited, provides the deepest online reading experience utilizing Marvel’s patented digital reading technology while providing seamless access via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or web-browser. Now you can truly enjoy your favorite comics anytime, anywhere!

“Marvel Unlimited was born from two key things: our fans’ input and the latest in digital technology,” explained Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. “We now offer seamless digital comics subscription access across the web browser, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. And we’re excited to say this is the first in a series of major enhancements to this now-cutting edge product.”

The Marvel Unlimited app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at

Marvel partnered with Chaotic Moon, one of the world’s most proven mobile application studios, to create a mobile experience designed to empower fans to discover a new world of content through Marvel’s rich library of comics. Chaotic Moon’s talented team of programmers and designers were not only able to capture the look and feel of the total Marvel experience in the new Marvel Unlimited app, but bring it to the next level and to a wider audience than ever before.

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! Incredibly, the Marvel Unlimited library is still the most comprehensive digital comics library offered by any comics publisher.

Already a member? Don’t worry! All existing MDCU members will automatically become Marvel Unlimited members for the duration of their subscription!

To celebrate this exciting new launch, Marvel Unlimited is available for a limited time price for new members—only $59.88 for an annual membership if you sign up before April 15th! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to and get in on the action!

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About Marvel:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit

About Chaotic Moon Studios:
Chaotic Moon Studios is composed of award-winning thought leaders, designers, developers and strategists from across the mobile and interactive landscape. The company’s design and development teams have honed their respective crafts alongside the most innovative companies in the world, including both Apple and IBM.  Chaotic Moon team members hold more than a dozen patents and are regularly highlighted in publications like Wired, ComputerWorld, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Chaotic Moon’s services include mobile strategy, design, development as well as content publishing, gaming, and managing mobile brands across all application marketplaces.

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  1. SmarkingOut Adam on

    While it needs some more options to let me organize stuff on my iPad, Marvel Unlimited is SO worth the money. I’ve had this for a year now without the app and have been thrilled with it. With the app at no extra charge, the value just went up even more. If you pay for it annually, it’s $5 a month for access to something like 13,000 digital comics. It isn’t just a bunch of lame ones and they don’t skip a bunch to get you to buy ones they skipped either. Really well done, Marvel.

  2. Is this just back issues or are they the new ones as well? I’ve been looking for a resonable way to get everything digital though subscription (which I’d then buy the trade. SO far eveything is a year old so I just buy the trade and take less chances on new stuff.

    • SmarkingOut Adam on

      They are starting to put up Avengers vs. X-Men right now. It’s not brand new stuff. It is kind of like Netflix for Marvel Comics.

  3. If you’re a Marvel fan, this is a great value.

    But I wonder if this is really the beginning of the end for the monthly print format, as we know it. You have to assume if Marvel Unlimited has any sort of success, DC will have to respond with a similar program.

    Image might have a tougher time with their more complicated licensing situation, and most of the smaller publishers won’t have the mass or back catalogue to make this pricing model work, unless ComiXology can play the middleman for them.

    If DC and Marvel go head to head in digital with this type of pricing, it doesn’t take much imagination to foresee them eventually going to day and date.

    Much as I love my little comic store, I don’t know that I would be able to justify the premium for buying print copies anymore, let alone not having to store the books.

  4. I signed up, because I realize I am no longer a collector (because I know that my collection will never pay for college, etc.) but I love the stories. For the cost of one month of comics, I can read all year long hundreds of books. I am very excited.

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