The New Marvel.com

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Marvel has just relaunched their website, and a grateful world heaves a sigh of relief.

“It’s an utter and complete overhaul, we ripped it to its studs and rebuilt it,” says Seana Baruth, Marvel’s Vice President, Digital Product Management.

In addition to a new look specifically designed to better showcase Marvel’s rich artwork plus color-coded sections letting readers know where they are in the larger context of the site, the real changes have function in mind instead of form. For example, Search has been completely rebuilt to give more accurate results.


Marvel’s old vast website was chock full of information that was impossible to find. We’ll miss the old pre-Disney investor relations information, but sometimes you have to move on.

Speaking of moving, today is Marvel’s official move out from their old Fifth Avenue digs. (The Avengers movie production office is moving in.) That new address:

Marvel Comics
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020

Welcome, Midtown!

Comments

  1. Chris Hero says:

    I love the analogy it was stripped to its studs. It’s a webpage; they’re not *that* hard to code.

  2. The search engine STILL doesn’t work. Tried searching for “Generation Hope” under the category “Comics” and got four results – an Avengers DVD, an Iron Fist trade paperback, and entries for Uncanny X-Men First Class and Wolverine First Class.

    Marvel’s search engine hasn’t worked – as in AT ALL – for at least two years and I’m astonished that they haven’t taken this opportunity to sort it out.

  3. David Serchay says:

    I order Marvel GN’s for my library, and the new site is not helpful in searching for both upcoming and older material.

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