Marvel is opening it’s online archive (right now 2500+ comics and more to come) to readers and fans everywhere. For $9.99 a month or $59.98 for a year, a user can subscribe and get access to more Marvel comics than they could possibly read. This is an interesting idea, a mainstream company replacing paper books with a web alternative. I know it is only for past issues… but who is to say where this will go. Many independent comics are already online or even solely online. It won’t be long before the big boys at Marvel will ask us the fanboys, how much would you pay to read every Marvel book a month?
Here is the Wizard article
Here is the AP News report on Yahoo
Here is the CBR article