Marvel’s best kept secret could make reading comic books more affordable for everyone.
This is not a paid endorsement (although if Marvel Unlimited want to give me some cash that is perfectly fine)
You may have noticed that I have stopped doing weekly comic book reviews. There is a simple reason for this, I have stopped buying comics weekly. That’s right, I’ve got off the weekly print treadmill. It wasn’t an overnight decision, it took a lot of difficult decisions and promises to myself. Essentially, I realized that it was costing me upwards of £200 a month. A cost that a junior copywriter looking to live with his gorgeous girlfriend cannot afford. Don’t take that out of context either, there was no ‘me or the comic books moment’ this was very much my decision. After the cost, there was one other thing that swung the vote for my move away from weekly comics. Marvel Unlimited.
I doubt you’ve ever heard of Marvel Unlimited and if you have you’re more likely the sort of person who would find little use for it. Marvel Unlimited is Netflix for comic books. You pay around £8.50 a month and in return you gain access to every Marvel comic up to six months ago. Just think about that for a second, every Marvel comic. That’s around seventy years of continuity, thousands of super heroes, hundreds of crossover events. It’s not even limited to the supers either, there’s hundreds of Star Wars books, a bunch of experimental titles and even Stephen King’s Dark Tower collection. That’s enough comic books to keep you going till you die, but it doesn’t stop there. You also get the new issues that came out six moths ago each week. So there’s a constant stream of new titles to read and enjoy.
I’ve been on the service for about three months now and I’ve read everything from Jeff Lemire’s Moon Knight to Chris Claremont’s X-Men. I read it on my iPad on the commute and on my phone in bed. For £8.50 a month that’s a lot of geeking out. While I know a lot of purists will avoid this service as it is delayed from the release schedule, I know a lot of kids and adults looking for a way into comic books and this is ideal. If you’re looking for a gift that will make you the favourite uncle or aunt at the next birthday, then this is an ideal gift. If you’re still on the fence there are several promo codes you can find on the internet to give you a free month, give it a try and I promise you’ll be hooked.
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Written by: Patrick Lunn