80 Million Digital Comics Downloaded from Comixology in 10 Months

Comixology in logo form

Comicxology, the digital comic book marketplace, has been serving up an average of 8 million comics a month for the last 10 months, according to The Motley Fool. That's impressive in that it brings it into the realm of print sales, and that it took three years to reach its first 100 million downloads.

In the article, the author basically begs Comixology to go public. Comixology plays it coy and just giggles a little, lifting it's proverbial skirt to a curtsey. It doesn't look like you'll see CMXLGY listed for sale any time soon, but look on the bright side, you can still buy FB for less than $50 a share...

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Marvel Unlimited and How You Will Read Comic Books Tomorrow

Marvel Unlimited Subscription Service

Marvel recently announced the arrival of its long-rumored 'comic streaming' service: Marvel Unlimited, where for $9.99 a month and $59.98 per year (which Marvel claims is a 50% discount), anyone who signs up at for online access to over 70 years worth of Marvel Comics, with the ability to download and store up to 6 at a time for offline reading. It works through your web browser if you're on a traditional computer, with apps for iOS and (coming soon!) Android. Read more »

Comic Books on the iPad, the Panelfly Way

The Apple iPad, aka the Savior of the Print Medium, aka Senor Rico Loco, aka the long fabled Apple tablet which became a verified almost reality last week, will without a doubt carry digital comic books. If you're a comic book fan with an iPhone, you've probably seen the likes of Comixology which we reviewed a while back, and others available for the device. Well the gadget geeks down at gizmodo are reporting on one such app, Panelfly and its coming reboot for the iPad. "This looks incredible" is an exact quote (notice the quotes) from Adam in an email to the Basement Crew.

Check out their full article here:

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