Comic giant Marvel will soon launch a website where fans can access thousands of new and vintage titles featuring Spider Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and other iconic superheroes. The Internet has dealt a heavy blow to newsstand comic sales, and Marvel hopes to recoup some of the loss with $4.99-$9.99 monthly online subscriptions, Reuters reports.
The site will offer over 2,500 comics, 250 of them free for a limited time. The site hopes to appeal to die-hard comic fans with vast stores of such vintage comics as the first issues of "Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Fantastic Four." But some fans complain that the comics can only be viewed in a browser, not downloaded.