Marvel ‘#1′ To Supply Fans With More Than 700 Free Digital Comics Through Tuesday
Hardcore Marvel fans may want to clear their schedules through Tuesday, because as announced today at SXSW 2013, the publisher is posting more than 700 of its #1 issues to read for free on the Marvel Comics app and through the Marvel Webstore (a.k.a. Marvel Unlimited) for a limited time. Set to run from today, March 10 through 11 p.m. EST on March 12, “Marvel #1″ is designed to give fans maximum comics context for the publisher’s current biggest characters. In other words, readers will have plenty of Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos and Iron Fist material to explore. We’re going to get some angry e-mails from employers stricken with sudden vacation and sick day requests for sharing this information, aren’t we?Marvel’s careful to point out that the digital “#1″ event will also house many of its Marvel NOW! #1 issues in an effort to give readers a contemporary jumping-on point rather than just classic (and in some cases, now heavily retconned) material.
You can browse the full #1 offerings via Marvel Unlimited, and check out a few titles guaranteed to be in the mix, below.