ComiXology has just released ComiXology Unlimited, a monthly subscription service ($5.99 a month) that enables subscribers to access a large catalog of comics. Marvel and DC content will not be part of the offering. However, selected titles from publishers such as Dark Horse, Fantagraphics and Image will anchor the service. According to Entertainment Weekly:
…Comixology Unlimited will eventually cycle titles in and off its catalog in the future, though it already starts off with thousands of issues from dozens of different series. This could allow users drawn to a flashy name — such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the comic book continuation of the beloved TV show — to eventually find their way to lesser-known comics likeUmbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way’s surreal twist on the superhero tale.
Will webcartoonists who currently publish through ComiXology Submit be able to participate? And what will the royalty structure be? I put out some inquiries and got some interesting answers…