Marvel is shutting down its Comics App in June, asks users to switch to Unlimited

  • Marvel has announced that it will be shutting down its Comics App operated by Comixology on 2nd June.
  • From 2nd May, you will not be able to purchase digital comics via the Marvel Comics App.
  • The company says users who wish to retain their libraries, can transfer all digital comics purchased before 2nd May to Marvel Unlimited.

If you’re a fan of reading comic books and graphic novels digitally, you may have been greeted by an unwelcome notification this morning. This as Marvel has confirmed that it’s shutting down its Comics App on 2nd June, and asking users to switch over to its Unlimited application instead.

While the beginning of June will see the app no longer being available, it is important to note that you will not be able to purchase digital comics on the platform from 2nd May.

“The Marvel Comics app (operated by Comixology) will be shutting down on June 2, 2023. Starting May 2, the ability to purchase comics will be removed from the Marvel Comics app ahead of its June shut down date,” the company explained in a blog post.

“While we are disappointed fans will no longer be able to use the app starting in June, we know many readers have built up incredible digital libraries of Marvel comics on the app. To support our loyal fans, we will be making digital comics purchases made prior to May 2 on the Marvel Comics app (operated by Comixology) available and accessible on the Marvel Unlimited app. No Marvel Unlimited subscription purchase will be required to access your previous Marvel Comics app digital comic library,” it added.

The company is also offering access to the Unlimited service at a discounted price of $5 a month (normally $10 a month) for a year, if you use the code UNLIMITED.

Precisely why this is happening remains unclear, with Comixology’s social media accounts staying mum on the matter as of the time of writing. In fact, there is no mention of the impending shut down of the Comics App either, which is a tad odd.

Should you require other avenues to purchase digital comics, Marvel has outlined some options that will still be accessible beyond 2nd May.

“After May 2, 2023, users will be able to purchase Marvel Comics through Amazon as well as select Marvel digital comic graphic novels will be available for purchase through Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, Nook as well as select digital library services. We are working on more options for digital comics readers and more information will be available in the coming months,” it concluded.


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