As of December 4th, the Comixology app will no longer be functional, and users will need to switch to Amazon’s Kindle app to access their comics. Amazon has announced that the two apps will merge, and users will be able to access their Comixology comics, graphic novels, and manga titles in the Kindle app. This means that any ongoing progress in a book from Comixology will automatically sync over to Kindle.
In order to continue reading their Comixology books, users will need to download them into the Kindle app. Any comics purchased through Amazon’s Comixology section can still be accessed in the Kindle app after the merger. However, after December 4th, users will no longer be able to read comics in the Comixology app.
Amazon has outlined some improvements to the Kindle app that are intended to make it better suited for reading comics. This includes a new “Comics & Manga” filter for the library to easily view all comic and manga titles, grouping together issues, volumes, and omnibuses from the same series, and the ability to hide and unhide specific books. Any books that were previously hidden in the Comixology app will carry over to the Kindle app.
The acquisition of Comixology by Amazon took place in 2014, and until recently, the service was left relatively untouched. However, last year, Amazon redesigned the Comixology app and began the process of merging Comixology and Kindle. This transition has been described as “a hell I’d like to escape.” Despite promises from Amazon to fix Comixology, the app will soon cease to work entirely.
Overall, the merger of Comixology and Kindle will bring about significant changes for readers and collectors of comics. While the transition may be unsettling for some, the improvements to the Kindle app and the promise of continued access to Comixology content may offer some reassurance to users. It will be essential for avid comic readers to ensure that their Comixology content is transferred to the Kindle app before the December 4th deadline in order to avoid any disruptions in their reading experience.