The time when you had to go to the nearest store to buy the latest issue to read comics has passed. Indeed, while many people still buy physical comics, just as many buy and download their favorite adventures online. And within this new era, Comixology is the go-to store.
Starting in December, the Comixology app will stop working, and you’ll have to read your comics on Amazon’s Kindle app.
Amazon announced that the apps will merge on December 4th, which means that, from that moment on, “you’ll be able to continue accessing your comics, graphic novels, and manga titles from Comixology in the Kindle app,” the company explains.
How will the integration of Comixology with Kindle work?
You’ll need to download the Comixology books you were reading within the Kindle app, but Amazon claims that any progress made in a book you read on Comixology will sync automatically with Kindle.
You can also continue purchasing comics in the Comixology section of the Amazon store. However, after December 4, you won’t be able to read comics in the Comixology app anymore.
In an email, Amazon outlined some improvements to the Kindle app aimed at making it more suitable for comics. There’s a “Comics & Manga” filter to easily view all the comics and manga you own in your library. The app will group together issues, volumes, and omnibuses of the same series for easier access.
You can also hide and unhide specific books, and any book you’ve set as hidden in the Comixology app will be hidden in Kindle as well.
Amazon announced its acquisition of Comixology in 2014 and, for a long time, left the service largely untouched. However, last year, it redesigned the Comixology app and began a messy merging of Comixology and Kindle. Farewell to a much-loved app, another casualty under the monopoly.