Now that I’ve written reviews of Marvel Unlimited for over 5 years, I’m well aware that most “Is Marvel Unlimited Worth It” conversations can be quite succinctly summed up by a simple one word: YES! [Read more…]
In general, I try to keep a positive outlook on Marvel Unlimited. The subscription library has come a long way since I fell head over heels for it in in 2010, and at the end of the day, the fact that reading this many comics at this price point is even an option is great. It could always be worse. It could be DC Unlimited. [Read more…]
Marvel quietly updated their MU desktop reader in early 2015, after approximately 2 years in a “beta mode” that was pretty clearly designed to test out mobile app functionality.
The flash and beta reader options are gone, meaning this is the desktop reader for all MU subscribers, as well as the easiest reading option for Windows 10 readers, or any other device without a custom app. How’s it looking? [Read more…]
It’s no secret that I’m a proponent of Marvel Unlimited, as both the best way to catch up on Marvel Comics, and as a forward-thinking business model for comic book publishers.
In my very first review of the subscription service (2012!) I couldn’t help but note how much money I was saving. At the time, Marvel Unlimited annual subscriptions were $59.99, meaning a subscription was the equivalent of 6 trade collections at $9.99 a pop (which would be a great value for TPB’s!). [Read more…]
Once you’ve started enjoying the gift of Marvel Unlimited, one of your first instincts will be to share the finding with your friends and family. Well… your first instinct will be to lock yourself in a dimly lit room with your comics for the next three months. But after that, assuming we haven’t been hit by a zombie apocalypse or the curse of Yorrick, you’ll want to share. Can multiple people use the same Marvel Unlimited account across multiple devices? [Read more…]
It’s been a minute since I took a look at Marvel Unlimited, and the recent update 2.2 is significant enough that it’s a good time to re-examine. My undying love for Marvel Unlimited (seriously go subscribe) is often combated by frustrations with the app experience. Nonetheless, this hasn’t prevented me from using the app daily and the experience is improving all the time. So, how far does update 2.2 move the needle for Marvel Unlimited? [Read more…]
To lead with 100% transparency, I nearly titled this post the far more incendiary “Marvel Unlimited Support is AWFUL” but that’s my emotion talking, and in reality that’s an extremely misleading title. I thought instead I’d take the (pseudo) high road and simply lead with the facts:
Marvel Unlimited support totally failed me on a gift subscription for my Dad.
It’s time we talked about that. [Read more…]
I spend a lot of time talking about the wonders and tribulations of Marvel Unlimited, but a reader question reminded me this week that Marvel’s app game is potentially confusing. On one hand you have the official Marvel Comics app, and on the other you have Marvel Unlimited. What’s the difference between the two? How do they interact? And how could these two apps synchronize in the future to completely revolutionaize and monopolize the digital comics landscape? [Read more…]
As you all know by now, I’m unabashedly in love with Marvel Unlimited, Marvel Comics’ digital subscription library. Even my wife is like, “You’re going to have to choose between one of us eventually.” On a human to human level, I’m not that comfortable with my answer.
My relationship with the Marvel Unlimited app is significantly more complicated (though not necessarily more than my marriage; women, amirite?!). The app is both wonderful (I use it daily), and flawed (ok, can’t read 33% of that panel). The Android app updates of early April have given us Wave 2 of the MU app, and the results are mostly very positive. Reviews on the Google Play Store are gradually reflecting improvement, now nearly at 3.5 out of 5 (up from an abysmal 2).
One of the most problematic remaining issues, though, is the Marvel Unlimited offline reading option. Let’s take a look: [Read more…]
Quietly big news this weekend as Marvel rolled out its Marvel Unlimited Android app update. Following the major Unlimited app development announced for iOS at SXSW, the Android app is now seeing similar improvements only a month later.
Are the app updates as functional as they’ve been on iOS? And do these app updates mean it’s time to pull the trigger on Marvel Unlimited if you use an Android device? [Read more…]