Top 4 Subscription-Based Platforms to Read Comics and Graphic Novels

Despite concerns that less and less people are reading, the comic book industry is thriving. A recent Yahoo! article revealed that the global comic book industry will grow to nearly $4.69 billion in 2026, with an annual growth rate of 3.3%. This proves that lots of people are still collecting or reading comics and graphic novels as a form of entertainment.

If you love reading comic books, the good news is that it’s now easy to access these materials with the help of the internet. By simply subscribing to digital libraries online, you can enjoy a vast collection of comics and graphic novels that you can read to your heart’s content.

To help you get started, here are four subscription-based platforms you should check out:


ComiXology is Amazon’s premier digital comics service. They have over 230,000 digital comics, manga, and graphic novels from Marvel, DC, Viz, Kodansha, and Dark Horse among others. Interestingly, they also publish content via their own exclusive ComiXology Originals from creators like Scott Snyder, Stephanie Phillips, Chip Zdarsky, and C. Spike Trotman. In addition to its already vast collection of digital comics, the platform offers a ComiXology Unlimited (CU) subscription where comic fans can read over 40,000 more titles. If you’re interested in checking out their library, CU comes with a 30-day free trial for US-based customers. Once the trial expires, the CU subscription will cost $5.99 a month.


If you’re looking for a subscription that offers you global titles aside from various other forms of content, then this platform is for you. Scribd is another subscription service that offers a variety of graphic novels and comic books, ranging from Marvel to well-known Japanese manga. So whether you’re looking for an action, adventure, horror, or romance story, you can find a title on the platform that will satisfy your tastes. Besides its impressive comic collection, they have audiobooks, ebooks, magazine articles, and podcasts, making a subscription worth the price. You can also download the files for offline reading and make annotations to highlight your favorite quotes. Currently, Scribd is available for a 30-day trial. After this, a subscription of $9.99 per month is necessary to keep your unlimited access to books and podcasts.

Viz Manga

Unlike the previously mentioned platforms, Viz Manga specializes in providing American readers access to manga series. These include titles like My Hero AcademiaJujutsu KaisenOne PieceChainsaw ManDemon SlayerNarutoBleachDeath NoteDragon Ball, and many more. What’s also great about the platform is that the latest chapters are always free, making it convenient for you to catch up with your favorite ongoing series. Today, Viz Manga is one of the largest digital libraries for manga series. So if you’re a regular manga reader, their relatively affordable subscription of $1.99 per month will definitely be worth it.

DC Universe Infinite

If you’re an avid fan of anything related to DC Comics, subscribing to the DC Universe Infinite application will be the best option for you. You can explore over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels from DC, Vertigo, DC Black Label, and Milestone Media. Additionally, you can follow your favorite superheroes like Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and Aquaman through curated collections and key storylines. Since the app updates consistently, you can assume that even newer titles, like the RWBY x Justice League collaboration we recently reviewed, might make an appearance. Since you can save and download comics directly from the application, you can read them anytime and anywhere, even without internet access. Although the application download is free, the monthly membership will cost around $7.99.

If you’re deciding which comic issue to read or check out on the aforementioned subscriptions next, check out our other guides and reviews on All Ages of Geek.

Article written by Ramona Joanne

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