ComiXology retiring Windows 8 app, giving users $5 in credit to make amends

If you're a comic book fan who does a lot of reading through the ComiXology app on Windows 8, your time with the app is coming to a close. ComiXology is letting users know that it has decided to retire its Windows 8 app in favor of a new, "enhanced" browser experience. Here's an excerpt of the email being sent out to users:

"We recently decided to focus our development efforts on delivering a great web experience, announcing a release that includes enhanced library management using your browser and, as a result, we wanted to let you know that we have removed our Windows 8 app from download and will be retiring it. You'll still be able to download and read inside of your Windows app through the end of the year After that date, on Windows OS devices, you'll be able to download and read your comics through our web experience at, or, as always, through our apps for Fire Tablet, Android and iOS devices."

It's definitely a bit of a downer to see the app go, but at least you'll be able to keep reading through the end of the year. As a means of recompense, ComiXology notes that it is adding $5 in credit to users' accounts, so you can get an extra comic or two out of the loss.

Thanks to HidingTrouble for the tip!