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Stu The Disgruntled Greek

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Subj: Re: Who subscribes to Marvel's digital comics?
Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 07:32:42 pm EDT (Viewed 89 times)
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Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 05:54:55 pm EDT (Viewed 90 times)

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      I'm thinking about subscribing to Marvel's digital comics but I wanted to hear from someone who already has a subscription.


        Is it worth it?
        Is there a limit on how many books you can read a day/month?
        Any hidden fees or anything I should know about?



    Don't think it has any hidden fees, and I'm pretty positive you can read everything digitalized on their site, no limits.
    My thing is their random and scattered back issues collection. While it definately grown since I looked at it last, there are still some huge gaps that keep me away from subscribing. Captain America's got a good solid run from issue #100-117, then skips to #138 and then to #169. From there, it's scattered runs in the 200's and 300's.
    Same with the Hulk, and Iron Man. I'd love to read Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos, but there's only 13 issues online.
    And of all the random sets and series, they digitalized one issue of Rocket Raccoon! Oy... \:\-z

They sure have a wide selection of titles on there. Right about the gaps in some of the longer running titles.

Oh well at least at 28 issues or so a week it is growing "slowly".

The Disgruntled Greek

There are two payment plans, one month at $10, or a year at $60. You might just want to do the one month plan and see how much you use it.

There are gaps in the titles. You can look at their website and see which issues are available to read. So if you know that you only plan to read certain titles, you can see what's there.

One thing is that Marvel seems to purposely skip issues, issues that are important and popular. A popular miniseries might only have a few issues (NA Illuminti only has 3 of 6 issues), the Agents of Atlas miniseries has all 6 issues. This even goes for ongoings, where Captain America is missing the Civil War and Death of Captain America issues.

And that's a big issue, because this system is being used as a promotional item. Marvel wants you to read a few issues, but then the only way to finish the story is to buy the TPB. While it may be a smart business move, it's morally shady. It's not a true "digital comics service".

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