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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    This guy is way into MU and he wrote up a thing about Scribd and comics:
    http://www.comicbookherald.com/scribd-unlimited-comics-review-is-it-worth-it/

    Bottom line is: Library is definitely less, and less-recent, but still has a lot. It is apparently trade-based. It has a 30 day trial though, and non-Marvel comics (not Image or DC though).

  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    Though with the addition of the comics to the audiobooks and ebooks makes the Scribd subscription start to look pretty nice to me.

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  • temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    After kicking the idea around for a few months, I finally picked up an Asus memo 10 and I'm gonna give Marvel Unlimited a shot. Pretty excited that I'm gonna finally get around to catching up on a few years of missed stories. I was also wondering, now that Marvel is publishing Star Wars, will we be seeing the new books on MU in the next few months?

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    to be honest if the user experience is even a little bit better on another service I'd pretty strongly consider dropping MU in favor of that. The amount of content on unlimited is great but everything about the management/navigation of the site is fuckawful

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  • temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    Is there something else that has a subscription based model? That is a huge selling point for me, I usually buy trades and I figure by going to MU I'd save a good chunk of money. Is the MU app as bad as the site? I've been reading reviews that they kinda made the app a bit easier to use a few months back.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus What a wonderful harvest.Registered User regular
    The MU app works just fine for me 90% of the time. Any problems I've ever had with MU, whether with the app or the website, are easily dismissed by the sheer volume of content you get access to.

    I haven't checked out the new Scribd service, but it definitely doesn't have anywhere near the amount of content MU does.

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    the app works well with newer issues, because the 'smart' panels on those are much better done. Reading older stuff (i.e. mid 2000s) on my phone can be problematic because a lot of the time speech bubbles will be cut off, or for some reason one 'panel' will actually be a whole page and thus be too small to read.

    mostly I read on my netbook though, which works pretty well. I imagine a tablet is the ideal medium.

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    Does it take forever to download stuff on Comixolgy iPad app for everyone? I've still been using the old version though might try the newer one to see if it improves things any.

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  • temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    That's really the only reason I bought the tablet, to read comics so I hope it works out. I tried reading on my phone and laptop and hated it, and buying the actual books is becoming pricey, plus I can finally read in bed without my fiancee yelling about having the lights on. I'm hopefully gonna start off with Ultimate Spider-man, if the whole thing is on MU that is.

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    So there is a code of MARVEL that gets you buy one get one free going on now at Comixology. It stacks with any Marvel titles on sale already. So I'm getting issues 1-16 of Nova(2013-) for 7.92 which seems pretty good.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    The MU app for tablets has improved a lot in the past year. I don't know how well it works on phones but phones are never going to be that great for reading comics. For tablets it has addressed pretty much all the problems I had with it previously. The only remaining issues are that its hard to zoom and pan, and occasional download fuckups that force me to add an issue to my library and make it available offline to work.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Incindium wrote: »
    So there is a code of MARVEL that gets you buy one get one free going on now at Comixology. It stacks with any Marvel titles on sale already. So I'm getting issues 1-16 of Nova(2013-) for 7.92 which seems pretty good.

    I picked up Planet Hulk, Old Man Logan, the two Carnage issues of Nova, Silk #1, and Night of the Living Deadpool.

    I want the Planet Venom or whatever arc of Guardians but I don't know the exact issues for the arc or if it is still going.

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  • UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Incindium wrote: »
    So there is a code of MARVEL that gets you buy one get one free going on now at Comixology. It stacks with any Marvel titles on sale already. So I'm getting issues 1-16 of Nova(2013-) for 7.92 which seems pretty good.

    I picked up Planet Hulk, Old Man Logan, the two Carnage issues of Nova, Silk #1, and Night of the Living Deadpool.

    I want the Planet Venom or whatever arc of Guardians but I don't know the exact issues for the arc or if it is still going.

    Issue 21-23 for the venom arc

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Incindium wrote: »
    So there is a code of MARVEL that gets you buy one get one free going on now at Comixology. It stacks with any Marvel titles on sale already. So I'm getting issues 1-16 of Nova(2013-) for 7.92 which seems pretty good.

    I picked up Planet Hulk, Old Man Logan, the two Carnage issues of Nova, Silk #1, and Night of the Living Deadpool.

    I want the Planet Venom or whatever arc of Guardians but I don't know the exact issues for the arc or if it is still going.

    Issue 21-23 for the venom arc

    Oh, well I guess I need to pick one more 3.99 issue to get for free. Hmmm.

    edit: I'm debating #1 of either Nightcrawler, Thor, or Ms. Marvel.

    Edit 2: Got crawler 1, ms marvel 1-2, and the three venom issues of guardians.

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  • temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    I got my tablet in the mail today and have been checking out Marvel unlimited, and read the first three issues of Nova. So far this definitely seems like it's gonna be the way I read comics for now on, and at 5$ a month (for a year sub) honestly I'm super excited to finally catch up on books I pushed to the side because of money.

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    What are people's thoughts on The Nightly News? I seem to recall buzz about it on here and I see it's in the Comixology Hickman sale.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus What a wonderful harvest.Registered User regular
    Get your hands on these while you can!
    comiXology’s #GEEKSTAGEGIVEAWAY Day 1 Recap

    Use the code COLLIDE to get Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 1
    Use the code UNITY to get Valiant 8-Bit Adventure: Unity!
    Use the code XFILES to get X-Files: Season 10 Vol. 1 by Joe Harris & Michael Walsh
    Use the code RAI to get Rai #1 by Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain
    Use the code SXSWDC to get Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1 & 2, Batman: Arkham Knight #1 & 2, and Mortal Kombat X #1 & 2
    Use the code HOOD to get The Black Hood #1 by Duane Swierczynski and Michael Gaydos

    Just head over to HTTP://BIT.LY/GEEKSTAGEGIVEAWAY and plug in those codes to add the books to your library!

  • UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    What are people's thoughts on The Nightly News? I seem to recall buzz about it on here and I see it's in the Comixology Hickman sale.

    I liked it, it is Hickman before he tried to be a little more accessible though , so if you don't like his "style" now you probably wont like it.

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    What are people's thoughts on The Nightly News? I seem to recall buzz about it on here and I see it's in the Comixology Hickman sale.

    I liked it, it is Hickman before he tried to be a little more accessible though , so if you don't like his "style" now you probably wont like it.

    Well, I'd say I like his style now, so I'm fine with that :)

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    So, I think Comixology kind of buried the lede with their email just now - all of (or at least a lot of, I only skimmed the page) Hickman's Avengers/New Avengers stuff for the runup to Secret Wars is on sale today.

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  • UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    Bundles of the complete Hickman runs on each title are bundled up for less than a dollar per issue, individual issues are only on sale up to when time runs out begins

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    Bundles of the complete Hickman runs on each title are bundled up for less than a dollar per issue, individual issues are only on sale up to when time runs out begins

    Frak, I missed that. That's a good tip. :(

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  • temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    Anyone else having issues with MU's Star Wars titles? They only load like the first 2 pages and that's it. Every SW comic is affected, everything else is fine for me.

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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    I only checked one, but it's working fine for me. If you're using the iOS or Android app, I'd try reinstalling.

  • temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    Tried updating, deleting and re-installing, no go. I was hoping it wasn't just me, but I've contacted Marvel about it so hopefully it's an easy fix.

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    Hmm Planet Hulk issues on sale for $.99 each... I think I need to pick those up.

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  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    Does anyone know of a site that shows, step-by-step, how to get Marvel Unlimited to run on a Kindle? I've heard its possible from several sources...

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  • UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    Does anyone know of a site that shows, step-by-step, how to get Marvel Unlimited to run on a Kindle? I've heard its possible from several sources...

    try this
    http://www.1mobile.com/marvel-unlimited-808912.html

    otherwise, look for a guide on sideloading apps onto the kindle would be your best bet

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    Anyone want to tell me what's worth getting in the Ultimate sale today? https://www.comixology.com/Ultimate-Collection-Sale/page/6940?ref=c2l0ZS9pbmRleC9kZXNrdG9wL3NtYWxsQ2Fyb3VzZWw

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  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    Stay away from... Ult. Power, (for the art mostly and the story isn't great) Ultimatum (obviously), Divided We Fall (is a snorefest), and Ult. HulkvsIronMan (interesting stuff about Ult. Hulk, but boring boring boring!)

    Books written by Bendis are pretty good. Doomsday sets up Ult. Reed Richard's new status quo. It's fun book.
    Ult. Spiderman is a great read so I would suggest reading The Death of... And then Fallout and then Ult. Comics Spiderman with Miles Morales. Those books go back to back.

    As for Mark Millar books. His Ultimates books are still a good read. Like most of his work though parts of it are ehhhh so I would only suggest Vol 1 of Ultimates. Although personally... I liked his later Ult. Comics runs.

    Ult. WolverinevsHulk get get get it!!!! Just read it!!

    Anything Hickman read it read read it!! Be aware though that Ult. Hawkeye is more of a tie in to Hickman's Ultimates and Ult. Thor is an origin story. Great great stuff.

    As for the other books:
    Ult. Vision: I have not read it myself so nothing to say about it.
    Ult. Fantastic Four Vol 1: it's an origin story
    Ult. Xmen: Mark Millar, but I enjoyed it because it was a bit different.
    Ult. Galactus Vol 1: It is really creepy is all I remember from it.
    Ult. Origins: interesting read because of all the revelations it told of the Ult. Universe.

    So yeah... Hope that helps.

  • mtsmts Dr. Robot King Registered User regular
    FYI, for anyone interested in marvel unlimited

    if you enter the code hero, it is only 55 bucks for the year

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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    Damn. Mere days after my subscription renewed.

  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    mts wrote: »
    FYI, for anyone interested in marvel unlimited

    if you enter the code hero, it is only 55 bucks for the year

    Yup. just took advantage of that one. I've never seen them do a sale on the year subs before.

  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    mts wrote: »
    FYI, for anyone interested in marvel unlimited

    if you enter the code hero, it is only 55 bucks for the year

    Yup. just took advantage of that one. I've never seen them do a sale on the year subs before.

    I think I got a year for like $30$40 bucks when the first Thor came out.

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  • Doctor DetroitDoctor Detroit Registered User regular
    The other day, I'm thinking that I haven't really kept up with Fables over the last few years (bought the Crossover trade, haven't read it yet).

    So what do I see on sale at Comixology this week?

  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    Can anyone advise if any of the Hulk stuff on sale today is worth getting?

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  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    I haven't read those, but I know of the writers. Aaron and Waid are some of the best writers Marvel has right now. If you choose one or the other I believe you'll be a happy comic book reader.

  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    Save 20% off the regular annual price of $69 on your first year of an annual Marvel Unlimited membership!*
    Use code TREAT at checkout

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    I got Marvel unlimited for Christmas, and I've got it up and running. If I love street-level heroes like Daredevil and haven't really been dialed in since probably '07, what would be a good place to start?

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Bendis' Daredevil starts at #26, 2001 if you haven't read it already. Really Daredevil has been more or less good ever since.

    Spider-Man starting at Brand New Day.

    The Immortal Iron Fist.

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