COMICS: Marvel's SXSW Announcements Include 700 FREE Digital #1 Issues For Readers

No, they're not rebooting the Marvel Universe! They are however offering readers the opportunity to download 700 #1 issues from the Marvel App for absolutely nothing. Other announcements include a weekly Infinite Comics series, "Project Gamma" and more!

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By Josh Wilding - 3/10/2013
It's not a con. There are no hidden charges. No one asking for your credit card details. Marvel really are offering 700 digital comics away for FREE on their online stores! You only have until Tuesday 12th March to do so, but that should be more than enough time to get your hands on plenty of free #1 comics (it's not just old comics either; all the "Marvel NOW!" series' are included too).





Other announcements at the event included a weekly Infinite Comics series which will launch this July. The first will be Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted from the creative team of Jason Latour, Jason Aaron and Paco Diaz. The mysterious "Project Gamma" is a clever audio adaptive project which will provide readers with musical scores for their digital comics, including personalised scores for different characters as you move from panel to panel. Finally, Marvel will be expanding their online influence with Earth's Mightiest Show; a behind-the-scenes web series hosted by Blair Butler. Below are trailers and various other teaser images for these new initiatives.














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Bandido - 3/10/2013, 1:01 PM
Not all their Marvel NOW titles (obviously) but still pretty cool, downloading cap, thor and FF but i doubt ill add any more to my pull list rather wait for some other titles like snyders superman and greg packs batman/supes
95 - 3/10/2013, 1:05 PM
Neat! I'll get right to it...
Hellsing - 3/10/2013, 1:06 PM
Lol poor Comixology Marvel made the site crash.
ATrueHero1987 - 3/10/2013, 1:07 PM
Despite the site crashing on me a few times, I downloaded A LOT of issues!

SN: S/O to the people who were getting worked up/mad because they thought Marvel was rebooting the comics.lol
marvel72 - 3/10/2013, 1:07 PM
700 number 1s for free,that's pretty decent of them.

@ bandido

you haven't been reading thor god of thunder,you're gonna love it.
HeadPool420 - 3/10/2013, 1:11 PM
Thanks Marvel. Now lets see other companies follow and start to release alot more free downloadable comics.
TankD - 3/10/2013, 1:12 PM
damn comixology work.
BruceLeroy - 3/10/2013, 1:13 PM
Good shit. Comixology is getting hammered right now.
WhiteBolt - 3/10/2013, 1:15 PM
Does this apply also the Google Marvel App?
marvel72 - 3/10/2013, 1:16 PM
@ marvel87

exactly,"marvel sucks because they're rebooting" "they're copying dc new 52" "i'm gonna stop reading marvel" hahahahaha how wrong they were.

i personally didn't give a shit if they rebooted.i'm still gonna read their comics.
ATrueHero1987 - 3/10/2013, 1:18 PM
I can't read the comics now that I got.lol
Hellsing - 3/10/2013, 1:20 PM
People you have till tuesdays just relax. and Wow the haters must feel like real idiots right now.
thorhulk77 - 3/10/2013, 1:26 PM
Interesting.
Jollem - 3/10/2013, 2:02 PM
digital? no thank you. make mine tangible
Spiderhog - 3/10/2013, 2:02 PM
Maybe they will extend the time because of the crashes?
AC1 - 3/10/2013, 2:27 PM
So I've 'purchased' 472 of these freebies on my iPod, and it crashed... this is going to be fun :)
OtakuPapi - 3/10/2013, 2:33 PM
They are trying to conform a new audience to reading digital comics, which is an extremely smart idea. You don't lose anything but your expand your audience
ClarkFarley2012 - 3/10/2013, 2:34 PM
Yea it's hell trying to get the site right now.
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 3/10/2013, 2:43 PM
I just downloaded like, 500 comics.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 3/10/2013, 2:59 PM
ewwww digital comic are lame! totally defeats the purpose of a comic book
marvel72 - 3/10/2013, 3:32 PM
i'd rather read comic books,trade paperbacks & marvel omnibus than digital comics.
AC1 - 3/10/2013, 4:16 PM
I prefer TPBs, omnibuses and graphic novels, but if the digital comics are free then I'm not going to say no :)
LeonB - 3/10/2013, 4:17 PM
155 for me very nice
bazinga85 - 3/10/2013, 4:31 PM
The site's not working for me. I'll try again tomorrow
wolverinesfury - 3/10/2013, 5:26 PM
51 free #1s for me!! =P
BigL - 3/10/2013, 5:57 PM
Just downloaded a ton of comics. Got the chance to read FF and Fantastic Four which I absolutely loved. X-Men: Legacy I also enjoyed, and I have been meaning to read the Ultimate comics and this has helped me out. Couldn't be happier, Marvel made a smart move.
IDKwhatToChoose - 3/10/2013, 9:11 PM
Just downloaded 200 issues thanks for the heads up now only if iPhone downloaded faster
Shua - 3/10/2013, 11:02 PM
this was a brilliant move by Marvel. they'll gain a lot of digital readers with this, and get people hooked on new titles.
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 3/11/2013, 5:42 AM
I give all my digital copy codes away to people who are interested in reading comics, this is a good move.
handy98632 - 3/11/2013, 5:46 AM
make sure to pick up the Wolverine annual...Old Man Logan...think Unforgiven with Hawkeye playing Morgan Freeman's character...such a good storyline
serum1fourteen - 3/11/2013, 10:23 AM
I cant login in to my account..Tried it on my Cell phone nd my laptop. The store must be BUSY!

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