[Updated April 8, 2013]:
After a botched debut, Marvel’s #1 promotion — which offers over 700 first issues of new and classics Marvel series as free digital comics for download — is coming back this week. Registration ends ends at 11:59pm ET on April 9th, 2013. More details here.
Great news for comics lovers everywhere! Yesterday (Sunday 10th March), Marvel Comics announced that they would offer over 700 first issues of new and classics Marvel series as free digital comics for download via Comixology’s website (www.comixology.com) and its mobile apps. This is a limited time offer and is good until 11 pm Eastern on Tuesday, March 12, so if you are interested maybe grab while the grabbing is good (sorry for the late to report this giveaway).
“We have a lot of #1 issues from every era,” says Gabriel of the offering. “There is a great mix of recent comics—such as UNCANNY AVENGERS, ALL-NEW X-MEN, CIVIL WAR, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN—in here alongside classic #1’s—AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC FOUR, CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS—so I’m confident in saying that no matter the era or the character you’re going to be very happy.
You could probably see the full list of 700 comics on the ComiXology website here (which also lets you buy them and even read them through a browser). Alternately, download the free Comics app to your phone or tablet and you’ll see the promo for the 700 Marvel #1s front and centre. ComiXology is an account-based service, which means that any comics you purchase and download will be accessable on any device you have that supports their app. Here’s the link to the iOS version of the app. And here’s the Android one.The bad news is that site is getting hammered right now due to the massive demand, it is very slow to load and downloading via the Comixology app is currently unavailable. The company have tweeted that they are working to resolve these problems shortly, so check back soon for your free copies of Marvel’s finest. And they also tweeted that “If you get a “download error” your purchase has been recorded.”
[Via kotaku & marvel]