X-Men Unlimited! As announced today, Marvel has unveiled a new, Marvel Unlimited app with a new Infinity Comics – or Mar-Vertical – lineup. Comics told using the Webtoon format and exclusive to the app. And that includes a bunch of new titles including the new X-Men Unlimited weekly comic by Jonathan Hickman and Declan Shalvey. The first issue has dropped today for free, with Wolverine going after AIM and getting rather scorched in the process, the second is available straight away for Marvel Unlimited subscribers. And they promise it is part of X-Men canon, described as an expansion of the current Krakoan Reign of X era.
X-MEN UNLIMITED is at the forefront of Infinity Comics, a new ongoing series that will follow the rotating adventures of Krakoa's mutants. While Wolverine and his battle against A.I.M. kicks off the first arc, expect many more guest-stars, including prominent X-Men, in weekly chapters to come. "When [series editor] Jordan White contacted me about this project, I could see the potential to experiment with how to tell a story and that was very intriguing," says series artist Shalvey. "By coloring and arranging the vertical flow of the panels, it's offered a level of innovation and control I hadn't previously experienced, which has been both uniquely challenging and satisfying." "Of course, to get to work on an X-Men title has been a dream too. I'm a huge X-fan and have very much been admiring what Jon and the X-crew have been doing. Getting to work with Jon was also very appealing… the one thing I knew going in was that working on a project like this was going to push me as a storyteller and that definitely turned out to be true." "Declan and I were pretty obsessive about stressing what we can do within the [Infinity] format and we think X-fans will be happy with the result," promises series writer Hickman. "Ask anyone and they'll tell you that I'm always up for trying out new ways to make stories, and this turned out to be a very interesting format."
Marvel intends to roll out new Infinity Comics issues every week, and are currently available with plans to roll out new issues on a weekly basis. For now, Infinity Comics are only available on the Marvel Unlimited apps, with web readers to follow. The price has also risen to $9.99 a month or $69 a year or "annual plus" for $99 year and has a few extra perks, including membership kits, promises of in-person event invites, and a 10-percent discount code at Disney's online shop. In addition to the redesign, Marvel Unlimited is including a new subscription tier. The "annual plus" subscription costs $99 a year and has a few extra perks, including membership kits, promises of in-person event invites, and a 10-percent discount code at Disney's online shop.