Update: Since this story broke, Comixology’s site has been flooded with people trying to download the free issues. For the most part, people haven’t been successful because of the immense strain the servers have been under. In response, Comixology’s CEO, David Steinberger, released this statement earlier today: “…we’re pausing the Marvel Comics #1 promotion for the time being. For those of you that want to take advantage of the offer – you will get your comics! Until we are able to reinstate this program in our systems, please click here and fill out this simple form, so you can be informed as soon as there is an update.”
(Source: ComiXology Blog)
Original Story: After launching a “Marvel First” teaser campaign, Marvel announced at the recent South by Southwest Interactive conference that they will be giving away 700 FREE first issues via the digital comic download site, Comixology. This includes everything from first issues of events, mini-series, and old volumes, to first issues of the newer Marvel NOW! releases. This is a perfect opportunity for people interested in comic books to try reading an issue or two and for people who have been out of the comic book rotation for a while to have an entry point back into the newer story arcs. The one catch is that this offer expires on Tuesday so act fast. Are there any comics you’re interested in trying out or being reintroduced to?