Marvel Unlimited Tops the Shortlist for International Awards Honoring Best of Internet; Ceremony Will Be Available Webby Awards YouTube Channel at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
New York, NY—May 3rd, 2016 – Marvel is proud to announce that Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service that provides subscribers with access to over 17,000 digital Marvel comics, has been named the Best Entertainment Mobile Site & App in the 20th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of digital industry experts, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, Executive Creative Director at Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, Musicians Questlove & Grimes, Head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, Eva Chen, Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone, Jimmy Kimmel, and and creator of the .gif file format, Steve Wilhite.
Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to over 17,000 digital Marvel comics – including some of the most action-packed moments from Marvel Comics’ 75 years of publishing history featuring The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many more! Marvel Unlimited is accessible through the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.
“Marvel Unlimited has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“We are proud to see the Marvel Unlimited app honored with a Webby,” said Kristin Vincent, VP of Digital Products at Marvel. “We work tirelessly to listen to fans and keep improving the service. We see people who have been reading in the app for years and have just started to touch the sides of the ever-growing 17,000 comics archive. We’re always adding new reading lists to help people discover new corners of the Marvel Universe and will continue to push the boundaries of experiencing comics in new ways digitally.”
Marvel Unlimited will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Monday May 16, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Notable 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhites “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; Bjork’s “A.E.I.O.U”; and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti for “House of Cards,” “The Oscars should do this.” Fans can watch the show highlights on The Webby Awards YouTube channel. A full list of both The Webby Awards and Webby People’s Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.