A few years ago before I started regularly blogging when I had first picked up my iPad, I started reading comic books on the iPad. I had never read a lot of comic books. But I love the story lines that I new from cartoons and movies.
What kept me from really getting into comic books at the time was the fact that I could get Marvel Unlimited on my computer for $60 a year, but I had to purchase individual comics on the iPad. It has taken nearly 3 years, but it appears that Marvel believes that the iPad is here to stay. Marvel Unlimited for iPad is now available.
The subscription is $9.99 a month, or $119.88 a year (twice as much as the computer only Marvel Unlimited), but right now it is 50% off, or $59.88. CNet says it is a very 1.0 experience. You cannot try the unlimited for free. But there are several free comics that you can read to get a sense of the experience. Zooming and page turns are a bit clunky, but the visuals are very good.
Right now there are about 13000 comic books available, but they are all at least 6 months old. There is a limit to only 6 comics that can be downloaded for offline reading at a time.