Comixology Unlimited subscription offers all-you-can-read comics

Strong initial lineup bolstered by The Walking Dead and more

Comixology is the leading digital comics platform, offering up individual issues and subscriptions for books from nearly all major publishers and plenty of indies too, but its new service goes beyond mere à la carte purchases.

Launched yesterday, Comixology Unlimited is the company's all-you-can-read subscription service, which lets you plunk down a monthly fee to gain digital access to thousands of comics on all platforms - complete with offline reading, too.

The initial publisher lineup includes heavy-hitters like Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics, as well as IDW Publishing, Valiant Entertainment, Archie Comics, Fantagraphics Books, Kodansha, Dynamite Entertainment, Oni Press, and more.

Notably missing on the list? Marvel and DC, of course. Marvel Comics has its own dedicated Marvel Unlimited service with more than 17,000 comics available, and the apps (and selection) have improved steadily since the initial launch. DC Comics, meanwhile, doesn't have any unlimited service at all. Curious.

But even without those top two, there's plenty of interest on the initial list of comics. You'll find The Walking Dead, Scott Pilgrim, Locke & Key, Saga, Hellboy, The Complete Peanuts, Chew, Attack on Titan, Archie, Adventure Time, Usagi Yojimbo, Spawn, Sex Criminals, and many, many more. That's an incredibly enticing offering, even if you only subscribe short-term to blow through a couple runs.

Comixology Unlimited is live now across platforms, including iOS, Android, and web, although it's currently only available in the United States where it's US$5.99/month (~RM24). Additional countries are coming, however, and hopefully it won't be too long.

[Source: Comixology via io9]