Marvel Comics has introduced a new membership tier to their Marvel Unlimited subscription plan. Marvel Unlimited allows subscribers to read an assortment of comics online via a web application. This is separate from the buy individual issues plan that’s available on mobile devices and tablets. The new plan, creatively titled (sarcasm Sheldon, sarcasm) Marvel Unlimited Plus, includes all of the features of the basic Marvel Unlimited package with some new extras.
Continue reading to see what’s new.
The new plan includes:
Instant Access To Over 13,000 Digital Comics – Thousands of digital comics for the iPhone®, iPad®, select Android™ devices and the web, so you can jump in on your favorite Marvel adventures, anytime, anywhere.
Collectible Plus Member Kit – Age Of Ultron Edition – score a limited edition Hasbro Marvel Legends 6” AU Variant Ultron figure, an exclusive variant copy of Age of Ultron #10 with art by superstar artist Salvador Larroca, a collectible Age of Ultron comics box, and a personalized member card!
Benefits and Perks – Access to breaking Marvel news as it goes to major news outlets! Factor in a 15% discount at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop and 10% off discount every day at MarvelStore.com, there’s nothing stopping you from getting the best of what Marvel has to offer.
Exclusive Member Con Events – Gain a front-row seat to the Marvel Universe with special events and promotions directly tailored to Marvel Unlimited Plus members! Interact with top Marvel talent at exclusive con events with special exclusive merchandise and other surprises.
So the new items in this package that aren’t a part of the basic subscription tier are the physical items such as the membership card, the figure, and the box. According to the plan comparison on the Marvel website the early access to news and con events are Plus exclusives as well but those elements have previously been available via other mobile apps such as Marvel’s events app. So it remains to be seen if those options will be phased out or heavily phased back in order to make this new subscription tier more tempting. The store discounts are also exclusive to the Plus plan.
The Marvel Unlimited service features over 13,000 comics making it the largest online comics library from any publisher but the most current issues in the system are typically six months old so subscribers won’t have access to the most current story-lines.
The standard Marvel Unlimited subscription is $69 annually and the new Plus package is $99 annually and available today right here.