There is nothing better to do with your new tablet or phone device than to sit back and binge on some quality entertainment. Most people will go for the apps that deliver movies or TV series for complete consumption in a matter of hours before the next queued up show starts. But smart and savvy binge consumers will also broaden their mind by reading, and what is better to read than an endless supply of Marvel Comics.
On December 23, 2015, Marvel Entertainment announced they are giving new and returning subscribers one month of free access to their wildly popular Marvel Unlimited digital reading service. By using the code COMICS16 at checkout that one month of free comics gets started.
Marvel Unlimited is more than 17,000 comics (and more added every week) for someone to binge. And this app is not only serving up digital reads from some of the greatest comic book creators ever telling their super hero yarns. No this app is now filled with Star Wars comics.
The top selling comic books of 2016 came from Marvel’s return to publishing “Star Wars.” Fans were treated to top-tier talent on the biggest franchise with excitement building for the new movie “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.” They were hooked instantly when Jason Aaron and John Cassaday started up the adventures of the original cast of heroes in “Star Wars.” Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larrocca explored the dark side of the Force in “Darth Vader.” Mark Waid, Terry Dodson, and Rachel Dodson gave Disney’s newest Princess her own series with “Princess Leia” and reaffirmed why she is the toughest hero of the lot.
Marvel Unlimited does not just have the new 2015 “Star Wars” comics but also has more than 500 single issues from years of publishing from the “Legends” line as well as Marvel’s original series which began in 1977.
When you are tired of “Star Wars” (as if that is possible), there are the other 17,000 comics featuring Marvel’s classic characters everyone from Spider-Man to Squirrel Girl. Want to get an early Iron Man vs. Captain America fight in anticipation of “Captain America: Civil War?” You can check out Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s original seven-issue “Civil War” (2006-2007) in the app. Or check out the classic battle between Iron Man and Cap from the “Armor Wars” storyline in “Iron Man” #228 (March 1988) and the rematch in “Captain America” #341 (May 1988).
Want to get the lowdown on Deadpool who has a movie coming in February? Find his first appearance in “New Mutants” #98 (Febraury 1991) by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza on the app, then jump face first into hundreds of comics featuring the merc with a mouth.
Get ready for next summer’s return of the “X-Men” by loading your Marvel Unlimited app with stories featuring the main villain and his four horsemen. Apocalypse has menaced the X-Men for years and this is your chance to find out all about his credo of “Survival of the Fittest.”
Fans of “Ant-Man,” Marvel’s surprise hit of the summer of 2015, can see the new adventures of Scott Lang or go way back and see the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym, in action. And hit series like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers” are sure to fill up hours of reading time.
Then there is the matter of getting in on Marvel’s world altering “Secret Wars.” While the 2015 even will not finish until 2016, the Marvel Unlimited app does feature the start of the series as well as many of the tie-ins. Readers can also get in on the original “Secret Wars” series through the app.
It is endless reading opportunity through the Marvel Unlimited app. Even those who shun digital will find that access to so many great comics will serve as a tremendous entry point into some of Marvel’s more expensive collections. Why not try out “Amazing Spider-Man” #1 from 1963 before spending the dough to get the hardcover Marvel Masterworks edition?
Marvel also announced that new subscribers will receive digital access to some of Marvel’s “All-New Marvel” comics. Digital codes for “All-New, All-Different Point One” #1 (2015), “Avengers” #0 (2015), “Captain America: Sam Wilson” #1 (2015), “Doctor Strange” #1 (2015), “The Astonishing Ant-Man” #1 (2015) and “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” #1 (2015) will be sent to new subscribers so they can read these books before they come to the unlimited service.
For free that is a lot of comics to enjoy the service continues at $9.99 per month after the first month and by that time you will be hooked on the app that gives you endless comics. Find out more about Marvel Unlimited by visiting the Marvel Unlimited website.