Marvel Unlimited vs. ComiXology Unlimited: Which Is Best?

MakeUseOf | 4/25/2019 | Philip Bates
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Digital comics let you explore the history of the medium, enabling you to read work by various writers without needing physical storage. ComiXology Unlimited or Marvel Unlimited are two subscription services full of digital comics, but which is best?

In this article we pitch Marvel Unlimited vs. ComiXology Unlimited, looking at the costs, content, and user interface before declaring a winner.

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What Are Marvel Unlimited and ComiXology Unlimited?

Marvel Unlimited and ComiXology Unlimited are subscription-based services which offer digital comics for your PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone.

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Marvel is owned by Disney, and ComiXology is part of Amazon, so they’re both entirely legal. By subscribing to either (or both) you’re supporting the creative teams and the comic book industry as a whole.

There’s an important distinction to be made before we continue. ComiXology is different from ComiXology Unlimited. The latter is, at the time of writing, only available in the United States, while ComiXology itself is an international service. ComiXology without the Unlimited is just a platform for buying digital comics.

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ComiXology Unlimited takes the same principle, but subscribers get to enjoy more issues without incurring additional fees. Not everything is covered by the subscription fee.

Marvel Unlimited expands this remit, giving subscribers a huge library. Again, not everything is included, but you’re more likely to find a complete series here than on any other digital service.

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ComiXology Unlimited offers the cheapest monthly rate: a 30-day free trial followed by a recurring fee of $5.99/month. There’s no annual subscription available, but you can cancel at any time. While not everything is included, members get a discount on subsequent digital purchases.

Marvel Unlimited costs $9.99/month, with two annual options available.

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International readers will prefer the $69/year subscription, which works out to $5.83/month, but American citizens can enjoy an Annual Plus ($99.99 a year). This gives further discounts on merchandise purchased through...
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