Between smart phones and tablets, digital comics are more prevalent than ever before. All of the major comic publishers have their own apps for the Apple and Android devices, most powered by Comixology, except Dark Horse Comics. (Why? I do not know.) For a number of promotional reasons, all of the publishers offer free comics on their respective apps. For example, DC Comics offers a book called “Sneak Peeks”, which is basically a few preview pages taken from all the comics they plan on releasing that week put into one book. This is nice, but not something Fanboys are going to waste their precious gigs on. Image Comics will usually offer most series’ first issue after about six months of that series debut. (In fact, right now the first issue of every series that launched at Image in 2012 is available for FREE on the Image Comics app.) However, Marvel Comics offers more free comics than any other publisher.
Every Tuesday Marvel Comics offers 3 FREE comics on the Marvel Comics App. These 3 comics will only be free for two weeks, after which the books will revert back to full price. Marvel also offers a number of free comic previews on their app, but on any given day there are at least 6 full issues available for FREE on the app.
FREE COMICS OFFERED 2/12/2013:
NEW AVENGERS: THE ILLUMINATI # 1 (by Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung)
Originally released in December 2006 this is the first in a five issue limited series. This comic focuses on chronicling the past adventures of the Illuminati! (Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Blackbolt, Mr. Fantastic, Professor X, and Namor: the Sub-Mariner) These six have worked together in secret to shape the events of the Marvel Universe. The hows and whys were always a mystery to readers until this series.
GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE # 1 (by Jason Aaron and Roland Boschi)
Two Ghost Riders (Johnny Blaze and Dan Ketch) have to prevent the assignation of the Anti-Christ from the renegade angel; Zadkiel, who is looking to thwart a biblical prophecy. This five issue limited series was originally released in August 2009.
HIT-MONKEY # 1 (by Daniel Way and Dalibor Talijic)
Taking a deeper look into the mind of Daniel Way’s mercenary; the Hit-Monkey, this three issue limited series came out in the summer of 2010, and while sales weren’t great, Fanboy’s all over the globe love Hit-Monkey.
BONUS FREE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!
THOR # 364 (by Walt Simonson)
Read the classic tale of the time Thor was turned into a frog! Though he may now be an amphibian, he is still a warrior! For those not up on their Marvel History, Walt Simonson is hailed as one of the best creators to ever work on the charcter.
Originally released in February 1986
All of these books are available for FREE right NOW on the Marvel Comics App on Apple and Android devices…. What are you waiting for? Go download them now!!!
Last week’s Free Comics are still FREE! You can still download “X-Men:Deadly Genesis #1″, “Secret Avengers # 21.1”, and “X-Men # 182” all week long! Read the Degobot’s review of these 3 books by clicking the link below.