You may not know this, but a few months ago Starbucks launched the “Starbucks Digital Network” — essentially an intranet powered by Yahoo, accessible at Starbucks coffee shops and accessible via laptops and mobile devices. Today they announced some new content for the platform, including the following:
On the Entertainment Channel, watch for the upcoming arrival of the Marvel Universe as Super Heroes, mutants, aliens, armor-clad super-geniuses and thunder gods join forces with the Starbucks Digital Network on Apr. 23, 2011. Known for engrossing stories and a library of more than 8,000 characters, Marvel Comics gives Starbucks customers unlimited, free access to its full library of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine and others await to captivate as customers explore the comic realm and imagine fighting villains with a cup of coffee in hand.
The entire library of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited? That’s a lot of comics, and as prolific coffee consumers ourselves, we’ll be sure to test it out in a month or so. But to be fair, who hasn’t been imagining fighting villains with a cup of coffee in hand for years already? (On a mostly unrelated note, Top Cow’s coffee-centric miniseries Common Grounds remains unavailable on the Starbucks Digital Network.)