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.
Recently Marvel offered over 700 free comics via Comixology which crashed their servers. The App is back up and running again at 100%! There is still no word on the status of the free 700, but Marvel and Comixology have assured fans that they will have another chance to get those comics, so keep checking Unsolicited Fanboy Opinions for updates as they arise.
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 3/19/2013:
To help promote the Avengers film, Marvel started this series featuring the movie cast of characters’ adventures in current Marvel continuity. Issue one tells the origin of the new Zodiac, and their confrontation with the Incredible Hulk! Originally released March 2012.
In December 2008, Iron Man teamed up with the Amazing Spider-Man in the Aftermath of the “Five Nightmares” story arc. This is the first team up between Iron Man and Spider-Man since the superhero Civil War.
Originally released in November 2009 during the height of Deadpool’s popularity the character had not one, not two, but four ongoing series. One of them was “Deadpool Team-Up”, as you can guess each issue featured Deadpool teaming up with a different Marvel Hero. Someone in editorial must have been as drunk as Deadpool and Hercules, to number the first issue 899, and then move backwards instead of forwards in the numbering… Either way this is a fun comic.
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 “Gravity # 1”, “Hulk # 3”, “X-Men: Age of Apocalypse # 1”, “Ultimatum # 1”, “Deadpool: Corps # 1” and “Thor # 364” all week long!