The wonderful folks at Marvel Entertainment certainly are generous, but you could say they're not so good at judging just how popular their comics are... especially when they're free!
After announcing the launch of the MARVEL #1 project from the GEEK stage at SXSW, the requests for the over 700 different FREE #1 digital comics washed over the internet like a raging comic geek tidal wave, crushing everything in its path, leaving many people empty handed. But Marvel and ComiXology quickly recognized the problem and have come back in force, ready to handle the onslaught this time around.
So if you want access to those 700 free Marvel comic downloads, you have to act fast! You need to REGISTER on their special promotional page to let them know you want these digital comics. Then they will notify you in the next few days when you can go about downloading them. It’s a smart, efficient way to let everyone get what they want and not break the internet in the process.
So if you’re looking for classic #1 comics featuring your favorite heroes or lots of new #1 comics from the Marvel NOW! branded titles, sign up before 11:59pm ET on April 9th, 2013.
Official Press Release:
Begin with the biggest and best super heroes in comics!
New York, NY— April 8th, 2013— Everyone remembers their first comic book, and now – Marvel is giving you over 700 of them FOR FREE with Marvel #1! Head on over now to the special promotional page and sign up to get in on the action before Marvel #1 registration ends at 11:59pm ET on April 9th, 2013.
ComiXology and Marvel are pleased to announce the return of Marvel #1, a unique opportunity for fans to experience all of their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and some new ones, by accessing over 700 #1 issues for free. These free comics can be read on the comiXology platform – available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 the Web at comiXology.com – and the Marvel Comics app (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, both powered by comiXology.