Marvel giving away over 700 free digital comics... again!

Marvel giving away over 700 free digital comics... again!

Marvel has retconned and reissued their big comiXology giveaway, promising the #1 issues of up to 700 digital comics -- for free. To get in on the mighty Marvel giveaway, you need to register between now 11:59pm, April 9. In other words, tomorrow night. According to Marvel:

Starting Thursday, April 11th, 2013, we will begin notifying waves of fans by email to provide redemption instructions and let them know when they can access the Marvel #1 offer.

Don't worry if your email doesn't arrive on April 11th. As long as you signed up by April 9, 2013, you will receive your email soon! We want to make sure we get to all our fans so that they have the best experience possible.

I just completed the sign-up process -- I already had an account thanks to Marvel Unlimited -- and it was really quick. It's also really smart. Giving away a ton of #1 issues is really a giant tease. Almost none of them will be complete stories unto themselves, but they will be introductions and setups to the characters and arcs Marvel hopes you like, and want to read more of.

You'll need the Comics app, or the Marvel-branded version of the same app, to read the comics, and you'll need to register via the link below. Let me know if you sign up, when you get your email, and which comics you plan on grabbing!

Source: Marvel

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Rene Ritchie

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Marvel giving away over 700 free digital comics... again!


Signed up. Wow I have not even looked at comics since I was a kid. I should see what my comics are worth! Thanks Rene, you may have introduced a new avenue for spending my money! Hahaha

I got the email notification earlier and signed up. I was very (pleasantly)surprised that Marvel/ComiXology stuck to their word to continue the giveaway once they got the logistics squared away.

I would love to get more and more information on Iron Man and Thor after watch all the movies that they were based on. Thanks for the heads up.

They allow you to choose Canada when making an account but don't let you enter all the digits of a postal code. They only allow enough digits for US zip code.

So glad they're offering these up again. While I can read most of them though Marvel Unlimited, it's nice to get those I can't for free. Now, I could get really excited about a few key updates to the unlimited app such as full screen viewing like Comixology offers, better onscreen navigation, native app support, perhaps?

Awesome, just signed up. I don't even have any idea which issues I'm going to grab yet, probably all 700.

Great. Hope there aren't going to be server issues like when it was first offered. Thought it would be a good idea instead to offer a small number of different #1s every month instead of creating this rush of demand over such a short period of time.