1. I like that art showing the characters then and now. Good stuff!

    My daughter is learning to read, and shares my love for these characters. I would welcome any improvements to the “all ages” line. It’s about time, TBH!

  2. Marvel wants to bridge the gap between readers and kids. My advice? Make the cartoons better. For starters.

  3. Avatar photo MadCowDzz (@DarylFritz) says:

    Their use of the word “share” confuses me. This isn’t the “share your digital library with friends” solution I expected.

    • Why, would that make any money? I kid, I kid. We’re all slaves to the all might dollar, and we all know how much Marvel likes dollars.

    • Avatar photo MadCowDzz (@DarylFritz) says:

      I know you’re joking, yet proof is that Amazon does it ( If Marvel’s going to fill their content with DRM, at least make it worth while.

    • Shoot, I didn’t know any company was crazy enough to offer free stuff to people!

      I dont know if Marvel still does this, but before digital comics were a thing their website used to let people (non-users) read a handful of books for free. No signing in, no fees; just a list of free books to click on and read. It used to change every month, the good/recent stuff you had to pay to see. I stopped doing this when they quit rotating the free books and just gave you a 2 page preview in EVERY single book.

  4. I think it’s an admirable thing they’re trying to do.

  5. So is Avengers Assemble the comic book written by KSD going to be re-named to make way for this kid friendly version?

    As for the uniformity of design, I think it is a good thing. Let’s go for one style shared between the TV shows and their All-Ages comic equivalents. Get them hooked on Comic Books young and just wait a few years as they slowly migrate into the world of real comic books.

    I was going to go on a rant about how comic books are too pricy these days but I did the math and they really aren’t that much more costly now than back when I was a lad. In the 90s, when I was a kid, my allowance was 5 bucks. That got me 2 comics and a candy bar or a single action figure. Accounting for inflation, today my allowance would be about 8 bucks. That will get you 2 comic books and (if you buy at least one 2.99 book) a candy bar. Since it’d be odd to give your kid 8 dollars as an allowance (two 5’s or one 10 is easier to obtain than a 5 and three 1’s or eight 1’s). So now I would probably be earning 10 bucks a week, which means I could buy two 3.99 comics and an additional 2.99 comic every other week. Not bad, not bad at all (note, my parents never made me pay tax when I bought something (they were nice like that)).

    Did a little research and according to BusinessInsider.Com, kids are earning an average of 65 bucks a month in allowance!!! That’s over 16 bucks a week!!! That’s a lot of money! With cash like that… Comics definitely aren’t too expensive! I could buy two 3.99 comics AND an action figure each week with that kind of dough!

    My childhood was LAME! Kids are getting more money AND cooler toys now-a-days!!! It’s so unfair!!!