Marvel Closes Website Comics Reader, Switches to App and ComiXology

Marvel Comics has just nailed the following letters to readers of its digital comics announcing the closure of their digital comics online store. This comes a week before Marvel Comics begins switching some print comics to digital-only mid-story. The letter reads;

Thank you for being a loyal Marvel fan. As a fan of Marvel digital comics, we wanted to let you know that the Marvel Digital Comics Shop at comicstore.marvel.com will be closing on June 2, 2020.

After June 2nd, you will still be able to purchase Marvel digital comics and read your existing Marvel digital comics library via the Marvel Comics app and the comiXology store.

To purchase Marvel digital comics after June 2nd:

Download the Marvel Comics app on the App Store or Google Play Store, and/or Visit comixology.com.

To read your existing Marvel digital comics library after June 2nd:

View your past purchases in "My Books" when you log into your account on the Marvel Comics app, and/or

Sync your current Marvel Digital Comics Shop account with a comiXology account to continue to read your books on a web browser

Please note you can continue to redeem digital comic codes at Marvel.com/redeem and view your redeemed comics in the Marvel Comics app.

The website help section spells it all out further.

Where can I buy Marvel digital comics now?

The Marvel Comics App, available on the iOS and Android stores.

Where will I be able to access and read my existing Marvel Digital Comics library?

The Marvel Comics App, available on the iOS and Android Stores.  Your login credentials for the Marvel Comics App is the same as your credentials for the Marvel Digital Comics Shop web experience.

How do I access and read my existing Marvel Digital Comics library on comiXology?

You can connect your comiXology and Marvel accounts so any Marvel Digital Comics purchases made previously or in the future will be automatically accessible in both the comiXology app and Marvel Comics App.  Head over to https://www.comixology.com/my-account/marvel-sync and from there you can follow the steps in order to log into both accounts. Once you sync them together, your Marvel Digital Comics account library will appear inside of your comiXology account and the Marvel books you purchase on comiXology will appear inside of the Marvel App.

I can only read digital comics on a web browser, how can I continue to do that?

Marvel won't support a web reading experience after June 2, 2020, but if you sync your Marvel account to a comiXology account, you'll be able to read your Marvel Digital Comics library on www.comixology.com.

Can I still preorder and subscribe to series?

Unfortunately, preorders and series subscription will not be available on the Marvel Comics App.  All preorders and series subscriptions for digital comic and collections on the Marvel Digital Comics Shop released after 6/1/20 will be canceled.  Preorders and series subscriptions of Marvel digital comics will still be available at www.comixology.com and purchases can be read in the Marvel Comics App if your Marvel account is synced to a comiXology account.  For information on how to sync accounts, please refer to the question above "How do I sync my Marvel account to a comiXology account?"

Can I unarchive digital comics and collections in the Marvel Comics App?

Unfortunately, this feature is not available in the Marvel Comics App.  If you have synced your Marvel account to a comiXology account, you can use the unarchive feature at www.comiXology.com.

I'm also a Marvel Unlimited subscriber. Can I access my subscription via the app?

No, the Marvel Comics app  does NOT currently support this functionality.

To access your Marvel Unlimited membership on your mobile device please download the Marvel Unlimited app.

And buried at the end is the realisation that there may be other technical issues to come depending on people's technology levels.

Logging into the Marvel Comics app on iOS requires 3.11.3 or higher, and logging into the Marvel Comics app on Android requires 3.10.8 or higher. For technical issues related to the Marvel Comics App for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and Android devices, please e-mailsupport@comixology.com.

The Marvel Comics app on Android versions older than 4.4 is no longer being supported. Our support of modern devices allows us to innovate and ensure that our apps are as smooth as possible for our community. You can still read your library on any Android devices 4.4 and up.

Man, I thought this was meant to be a quiet week in comics.

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About Rich Johnston

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