With its new deal with Marvel, Amazon is becoming a one-stop shop for downloading new Marvel comics. Last night, Amazon and Marvel announced an agreement that would bring Marvel's comics to the Kindle store. Previously, single issues of Marvel's comics could be downloaded only from Comixology, which Amazon acquired last year.
New single issues will be available to download from the Amazon store on the same day they hit stands. Through this new arrangement, Marvel's library of more than 12,000 back issues also will be added to the Amazon Kindle store for purchase. This is great news for fans of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and the Disney-owned company's other movies because they'll be able to pick up the most current books and issues right from their personal devices.
“Amazon, comiXology and Marvel share a passion for expanding the audience for comic books and graphic novels worldwide,” David Naggar, vice president, Amazon Kindle, said in a statement. “With the ever-increasing number of devices in consumers’ hands and the growing popularity of Marvel’s extensive catalogue of familiar Super Heroes we see this as the perfect time to create a whole new generation of comic book readers.”
This deal also extends Marvel and Amazon's already close relationship because Comixology powers both the Marvel Comics mobile app and Marvel's digital store. The Marvel Comics app has been the top-grossing book app for iOS in 2015.
Fans of the movies who are looking to start reading comics also can check out Marvel Unlimited, which is Marvel's own digital comics distribution platform. For $9.99 a month, you can browse through the leading comic book publisher's insane back catalog. If you want to get a head start on next spring's "Captain America: Civil War," you check out the original comic book story right on the app, tie-ins and all. The only downside of the app is that it contains only comics that were released at least six months ago, which means you can't pick up "Secret Wars," Marvel's current crossover event that's surprisingly really good.