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 4/16/2013:
UNCANNY X-MEN # 235 (by Chris Claremont and Rick Leonardi)
A classic tale of the X-Men by the mutant master: Chris Claremont! The Genoshan Press Gang goes to Australia to retrieve a former Genoshan nurse whose mutant gene has awoken. Who will be ensnared in their net along the way? Released in September 1988.
UNCANNY X-FORCE # 8 (by Rick Remender and Billy Tan)
In April 2011, Rick Remender’s “Uncanny X-Force” was topping the sales charts, this done in one story focuses on Psylocke! A nuclear facility has been infiltrated and taken over by the Shadow King! In order to prevent a nuclear holocaust, Wolverine and his team must kill every last person working in the facility. X-Force can save the day, but at what cost?
NEW AVENGERS # 1 (by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen)
Before they brought readers the “All New X-Men” the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen originally released the second volume of “New Avengers” in June 2010. After the Dark Reign of Norman Osborn, Captain America takes over S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage is in charge of the New Avengers. In this issue readers find out who the New Avengers are, where they call home, which Dark Avenger has joined their ranks, and just who the interdimensional demonic threat to our existence is.
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 “Winter Soldier # 1”, “Venom # 13.1”, “The Marvels Project #1”, “Invincible Iron Man # 7”, and “Thor # 364” all week long!
Also don’t forget to download “Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics” issues 1, 2, and 3. “Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics” is a four-part serial available for FREE via the Marvel Comics app starting in March, the series was created for Marvel’s Infinite Comics brand, which deals in comics created specifically for tablets and other digital devices.