The Internet has changed the way we do everything and reading comics is no exception. ComiXology Amazon is changing the world of comics in some pretty amazing ways.
In years past, finding the comic you wanted to read meant tracking down a copy at a brick and mortar store This is something that was often easier said than done. Now, thanks to ComiXology, you can have access to tens of thousands of comics with just the click of a button. This Amazon company boasts the largest collection of digital comics, manga, and graphic novels, anywhere on the web. The site describes itself as “a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics service.” With more than 75,000 digital comics in their online library, ComiXology is hands down the best way to feed your hunger for comics.
Ways to Use ComiXology
ComiXology has introduced Guided View Reading, which allows the reader to have a more immersive and cinematic experience. To enter the guided view mode, simply double-tap your device. Instantly, your comic comes to life like never before.
There are several ways to read your favorite comics at ComiXology. The first is by buying each individual comic that you are interested in. All you have to do is click buy and the comic of your choice is yours. However, if you are an avid reader of multiple comics or are following a series, this can get rather expensive fairly quickly. Thankfully, ComiXology has more than one way to feed your comic addiction. One of them is bound to fit both your budget and your lifestyle. Once you have added a title to your library, it travels with you from device to device no matter where you go.
ComiXology Subscription Options
If you are a comic lover who closely follows a series or two, then the series subscription option may be just what you are looking for. ComiXology members are able to subscribe to any series they are reading. This option will make sure you never miss an issue of your favorite comics. One important thing to remember when you subscribe to a series is that you will not gain access to back issues or the current issue. A subscription will only allow you to get the new issues in the series as they become available. Once you are subscribed to a series, new issues will be added to your online library as soon as they are released. Your credit card account will be charged the night before the newest issue is released. You can easily cancel your subscription at any time.
If you find that you have a thirst for all things comics and simply can’t get enough to keep yourself satisfied, then ComiXology Unlimited is probably the best way to go as it provides the most bang for your buck. The ComiXology Unlimited option gives you unfettered access to thousands of comics for only $5.99 a month. This service allows you to download and read your choice of more than 10,000 digital comics from any device you have access to. This option also lets you explore new titles and series that you haven’t read without having to hand over money for a comic you may decide just isn’t right for you after all.
Currently, this service is only available in the United States. However, they do hope to expand this service to other parts of the world as soon as possible. Like series subscriptions, you can cancel your unlimited service at any time you see fit.
The End Of ComiXology Pull Lists
Avid collectors have relied on “pull lists” for years. Most local comics shops are small and therefore rely on their customers to tell them what to order. Pull lists prevented stores from getting stuck with unsellable merchandise. A pull list is simply a list of what comics you plan to buy in a given month. ComiXology’s pull list feature has been the gold standard for digital comics, but soon this will be a thing of the past. In October, the website announced that they will retire their pull list as of March 31, 2018. They will replace the pull list feature with a list of new releases that will be updated on a weekly basis.
Must-Have Comixology Apps
One of the advantages of digital comics versus their printed counterparts is that you can carry a library of thousands of comics in the palm of your hand, no matter where you are. Naturally, as the saying goes, there’s an app for that. It makes no difference if you are loyal to Apple or Android devices, ComiXology has an app for you. There is also a separate app for Kindle Fire users. In addition, Kindle users are able to merge their ComiXology account with their Kindle account, simplifying things even more. Reading your favorite comics on the go is now easier than ever before.
ComiXology Gift Cards
If you have someone in your life who loves comics, an e-gift card is a perfect gift for any occasion. Gift cards make gift giving easier and with an e-gift card. You don’t even have to worry about how to ship it. The gift card can be delivered by email either immediately or on a date that you choose. This means you don’t have to worry about forgetting to send it on the right date. (In other words, no more missed birthdays.) Available in any amount from $10 to $500, you can’t go wrong when you give the gift of comics. Another advantage is that their gift cards never expire. Plus, there are no hidden fees.
ComiXology is revolutionizing the world of comics. Thanks to this site, comics are catching up with technology. The digital generation now has access to more comics than we ever could have dreamed. Even just a few years ago, things were very different for comic book lovers. Now, whether you are interested in graphic novels, manga, or any genre of comics, you can access them at an affordable rate from anywhere you happen to find yourself with a little free time.
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