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…] about Question of the Week: What’s the Difference Between the Marvel Comics App and Marvel Unlimited?
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…] about Question of the Week: What’s Up With Marvel Unlimited Offline Reading?
Update 1.5.17: There’s a new review of MU for 2017!
This week’s question comes from Shai, in the comments of my original Marvel Unlimited review.
So it’s been a year since you have published this.. I am so interested in reading comics.. i am completely new to this rabbit hole and well i dont know anything. Since i am not as rich as tony stark and i cannot really get every issue out there (since i like physical copies).. do you really recommend this?
I was thinking of getting the marvel unlimited service and then start getting Marvel Now! in physical copies.. i dont know 🙁
Don’t be sad Shai, and other would-be Unlimited subscribers! I’ve got your answer right here: [Read more…] about Question of the Week: Is Marvel Unlimited Still Worth it in 2016?
In the slightly altered, immortal words of Ben Grimm: What a potent development!
One year after Marvel announced the Marvel Unlimited app at SXSW ’13, the publisher returned to SXSW ’14 to announce some exciting upgrades to keep pushing the Unlimited comic reading possibilities. [Read more…] about Marvel Unlimited App Upgrades at SXSW ’14
Alright Marvel Unlimited subscribers – time to hash one out: I’m noticing more and more series missing multiple issues in the middle of a run.
Did the new Marvel website redesign and Marvel Unlimited app release damage the database? Why is my comic reading suddenly feeling so… limited? [Read more…] about Why in the Name of Maria Hill am I missing so many comics in Marvel Unlimited?