Times are tough, and we’re all doing our best. Some of us have been cooped up for weeks already due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unfortunately it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. Plenty of media companies have already stepped up to fill our long, socially-distant days by releasing movies for in-home viewing early. If you’d rather do some comic reading, though, Comixology is here for you. The company announced today that they are doubling their normal free trial period for new Comixology Unlimited subscribers from 30 days to 60 days.
Following the conclusion of the trial, new subscribers would still pay the normal rate of $5.99 a month for continued access to Unlimited. So far no information has been released on whether Comixology will be offering any discounts or relief for existing Comixology Unlimited customers.
The extension of the trial period from 30 days to 60 days is both a really nice thing to do for people trying to figure out how to fill their home-based days, and a really smart way for Comixology to bring in new customers who may have previously been on the fence about subscribing to the Unlimited service, which currently features more than 25,000 comics from publishers like DC, Marvel, and Image.
Comixology is owned by Amazon, so if one were cynical they could also consider this trial extension to be the least they could do, considering how much money the retail giant stands to make from people who can’t leave their homes ordering products from Amazon.com.
No word on how long the 60-day trial period offer for Comixology Unlimited will last. Hopefully it’s long enough.