‘Netflix for comics’: Scribd adds 10,000 Marvel, Archie, IDW comics

Feb. 10, 2015 | 2:30 p.m.
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The book subscription service Scribd will add more than 10,000 comic books to its digital collection. (Scribd)

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The book subscription service Scribd will add more than 10,000 comic books to its digital collection. (Scribd)

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The book subscription service Scribd will add more than 10,000 comic books to its digital collection. (Scribd)

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The book subscription service Scribd will add more than 10,000 comic books to its digital collection. (Scribd)

It seems the long-awaited “Netflix for comics” has arrived.

The book subscription service Scribd will add more than 10,000 comic books to its digital collection, from top publishers including Marvel, Archie, IDW/Top Shelf, Boom! Studios, Dynamite and Valiant, the company announced Tuesday.

For $8.99 per month, subscribers will have access to the comics selection in addition to Scribd’s catalog of ebooks and audiobooks.

“This addition gives comics readers the freedom of unlimited reading, while also giving our ebook and audiobook lovers the opportunity to discover comics and graphic novels,” said Trip Adler, co-founder and CEO of Scribd, in a press statement.

Readers will be able to browse comics by character, by series or using Scribd’s curated collections. The addition of comics increases Scribd’s library to more than 1 million titles.

While Scribd isn’t the first subscription service to offer comics for a flat monthly fee — Marvel Unlimited offers more than 15,000 of the publisher’s comics for $9.99 per month, and ComicsFix offers access to comics from Valiant, Dynamite Entertainment and smaller publishers for $9.95 per month — it might be the most expansive in its offerings, especially with its inclusion of Marvel titles. DC Entertainment titles, however, are noticeably absent at this time.

Will you be signing up? Let us know in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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One Response to ‘Netflix for comics’: Scribd adds 10,000 Marvel, Archie, IDW comics

  1. DC is markedly absent from all subscription services. I'm wondering if there are some rights issues or something because to not go head to head against Marvel Unlimited is insane.

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