Scribd Adds Comics From Marvel, IDW, And Others To Its Subscription E-Book Service


In case getting unlimited access to an enormous library of e-books and audiobooks for $8.99 a month wasn’t enough for you, Scribd is announcing today that it’s expanding into comic books.

Specifically, Scribd is adding more than 10,000 comics and graphic novels from publishers including Marvel, Archie, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, IDW/Top Shelf, and Valiant.

Julie Haddon, Scribd’s vice president of editorial and marketing, argued that the all-you-can-read model can be a particularly appealing way to catch up on a comic book character’s long history. For example, one of my TechCrunch co-workers was talking about how much she liked the Captain America movies and wanted recommendations on where to start with the comics — Haddon noted that Scribd will have Captain America comics spanning from “the classic Jack Kirby issues to the recent Ed Brubaker run.”

Haddon gave me a quick demo of what the updated app will look like…

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