Alternatives to Comixology for Buying Comics Online

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Alternatives to Comixology for Buying Comics Online

Once the election results came in and Trump was declared President-elect, I knew I would have to start boycotting things, New Balance, I can live without, but today when #Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave Trump his “blessing” I was saddened. Why? Because I really like Amazon Prime and I get most of my comics through Comixology, an Amazon-owned company. *sigh* Now for many of you it is really easy to get to your local comic book shop. And you should absolutely continue to suppport them. But for me, it’s not always that easy, so I put together this little list of places I have ordered comics from in the past in case you want some alternatives.

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If these places look familiar, that’s because I also mentioned them in my post about How to Pre-Order Comics (which you should also be doing.)

The Bezos tweet that made me question everything….

But then again, maybe Bezos is just responding to this.


  • What do you think? Will you keep buying from Amazon and Comixology?


  • Helen November 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I’ll keep buying.
    1. It’s the opinion of one person, doesn’t mean the whole company (a lot of employees) are pro Trump.
    2. I can read his tweet different from the actual words. Meaning: he has to give him a very open mind because normally he would not like him. And he wishes him success in serving the country – which means Trump has to let his ego go and become a servant of the country, for the people. Do some hard work, not just gloat and represent and empty promises.

    • theblerdgurl November 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      @Helen I hope you are right. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  • Steph November 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve been using Hoopla for a few months anyway to borrow through my library. I love their selection of comics. I also tried Marvel Unlimited last month and really loved it as well. I just need them to make an app available for kindle.

  • Mnr February 22, 2017 at 1:39 am

    I rarely buy through comixology. Their app doesnt always work across all my devices due to bugs that have been present for a long time.

    I buy indie comics directly from creators or small studios. Either that, or i support comic kickstarters.

    I rarely pick up mainstream comics.
    Indies are more progressive and insightful and much more agile in connecting directly with readers, especially in the cultural or political sense.

    So, my suggestion as an alternative to comixology? Bypass mainstream comics and go straight to indie! <3

    Of course, being a reader, buyer and creator of indie comics, my opinion is slightly weighted.

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