Netflix. Spotify. Both have transformed the way many people consume film and music. Now, for the first time ever, claims a new digital comics distributor, comic book fans will have unlimited access to vast libraries of their favourite media for just one low monthly price.
Very soon, ComicBlitz will make choosing which titles to buy, from your wallet’s standpoint, an outdated practice.
Rumours have been swirling on sites like Bleeding Cool about this new all-you-can-eat style of reading, and the truth itself sounds too good to be true. ComicBlitz is an app that will allow unlimited reading from the company’s entire comic book collection for just $9.99 a month.
Available soon on all mobile devices, the company says the application will host many of the same titles you’ll find on store shelves in addition to some strictly digital or web based comics, all for less than the price of the average graphic novel.
CEO and founder of ComicBlitz, Jordan Plosky, says he is “beyond excited” to offer an affordable alternative in a limited market and will be meeting the press at San Diego Comic Con this month to answer questions, ending rumours about what this app (which we’re told will be available for Apple devices, Nook, Android and web browsers) might mean and giving direct insight to what the ComicBlitz experience will bring readers in the next year, and beyond.
Jordan, who was Director of Content Acquisition at ComicsFix (which offers a similar service) before setting up ComicBlitz in December 2013, has an extensive background in the entertainment media business. He cut his teeth as an Account Executive at NAC Marketing in New York, and has worked as an independent musician and music director with companies such as Sony, Columbia, Warner Brothers and Hollywood Records since 2004. A talented drummer, if you live in the US, you might even have caught him performing on shows such as Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also played for Miley Cyrus, Everclear, Perry Farrell, Taio Cruz, Jason Derulo and many more.