Marvel Takes Its Super Heroes Online, Hides Them Behind Tax
There are many ways to skin Super Cat, and Marvel Comic is willing to experiment the online one. The company took the early adventures of its characters and made them available online, in hope that the younger net-savvy audience would be lured into the "super underwear over pants" universe.
November 14, 2007
At present time there are 2,500 of Marvel's back issues available online, with 250 of them will be able to read for free for a limited period of time.
The rest of them will only be available for paying subscribers. The monthly fee is $10, or $5 if the user decides to pay for one full year ($60 in total).
On the downside, subscribers will have to stick to reading the issues online. The content can't be downloaded, but only viewed in a web browser window in various ways, such as page by page or frame by frame. Also, new issues will only become available only line 6 months after having appeared in print.
Marvel's Digital Comics Unlimited service is available here.