As part of a promotion that Marvel announced at the ongoing SXSW festival in Austin, over 700 first-issue comics are now free to download from now until 11PM ET on March 12th. That’s a lot of free comics!
All you need to do is download the ComiXology Comics app, which is available for both iOS and Android, and you’ll be able to download all those comics to your account, after which they’ll be available on any device that supports the app.
Alternatively, you can also grab and read them through a browser at the ComiXology website. But, at least for right now, you should stick with the apps, because you can probably guess what happens when a ton of people wanna download and read a ton of free comics on a website. Hint: The servers are down, down, down.
I’m not too much of a comics guy, so I probably can’t recommend any particular first issues to start with. But if you like comics, and you like Marvel, you’ll find issues for all your favorites like The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man.
So what are you waiting for? Go grab them free comics! If you have any recommendations, please list them in the comments below!
Update: Due to overwhelming demand (and server crashes), ComiXology has had to suspend the promotion for the time being. Those interested in getting their free comics when the promotion is back up can sign up at this page set up by the company here.