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Amazon Launches a Netflix for Comic Books


Comic book fans who just can’t read enough are in luck thanks to a new product from Amazon (AMZN).

Called Comixology Unlimited, the tech giant has started a subscription-based comic book service similar to Netflix (NFLX) for $5.99 a month.

“Explore comics, graphic novels & manga like never before,” according to Amazon’s website. “Try a new series, discover new creators, and dive into new adventures with unlimited access to our amazing selection of titles!”

The comics can be accessed online as well as through Comixology’s mobile app and Amazon’s Fire Tablet.

Notably, this isn’t the first comic book subscription service out there. Marvel has it’s own called Marvel Unlimited, which costs $9.99 a month.

The new subscription product will include comics from different major indie presses, such as Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Fantagraphics Books. However, there won’t be titles from Marvel or DC Comics available.

“We’ll be cycling through content periodically,” a Comixology spokesperson told The Verge. ” Selection differs publisher by publisher and title by title.”

Amazon is currently offering a 30-Day trial to Comixology on its site.