Marvel Comics Launches Digital Archive

Marvel Comics on Tuesday announce the launch of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. The new service is Mac and PC compatible and is priced starting at $4.99 per month. Users can also check out 250 free samples.

The service provides users with access to classics like the first issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and others, along with newer likes like New Avengers and Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men. Marvel counts 2,500 comic books at launch, and plans to add at least 20 additional titles weekly.

Each digital comic has been remastered for distribution online, according to Marvel. The company has re-colored an re-digitized select content.

Unlike a music-based service that lets you download content, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited is all online. All you need to access the content, beside a subscription, is a Web browser with Adobe Flash Player 6.0 or higher installed.

Users can search the site by character, writer, illustrator, book title, mini-series or date of publication. They can also provide feedback and ratings for other readers, and build personal reading lists that can be shared with other members.

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