Marvel Unlimited

For years, digital comics have been crippled by poor reading interfaces, as well as lack of availability and selection. Marvel seeks to change that with its revamped digital comic monthly subscription program, Marvel Unlimited. With access to more than 10,000 titles, there's enough “BAM!” “BIF!” “POW!” to last a lifetime—even if new issues aren't available for at least six months following publication. The selection draws big names and a few more slightly obscure titles, primarily from the 1970s and especially from the last decade. More importantly, most titles are available in large runs or in their entirety and, yes, that means hundreds of consecutive issues of your favorite heroes, such as Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man. The Smart Panels viewing mode is intuitive and whisks you from panel to panel, though it occasionally clips speech bubbles at odd points. Smartphones may be slightly too small to read without squinting, but tablets, phablets and laptops are well-equipped to deliver a great reading experience. Best of all, it's only $10 a month, so if you read three issues per month, it pays for itself. We're still a ways off from a true Netflix-style service—multiple publishers offering new and old content under one roof—but this is one marvelous step in the right direction.