Instead of giving away free physical copies of its offereings, TwoMorrows publishing is giving away complete digital issues of its various magazines for Free Comic Book Day.

From May 1-3, TwoMorrows will be offering free complete digital issues of their various magazines for download, so customers can sample their publications. This limited time offer includes issues of their current magazine line-up:

  • ALTER EGO (focusing on Golden and Silver Age comics)
  • BACK ISSUE! (celebrating comic books of the 1970s, 1980s, and today)
  • THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR (documenting the life and career of the “King” of comics)
  • DRAW! (the professional “how-to” magazine on comics and cartooning), and
  • BRICKJOURNAL (the ultimate resource for Lego enthusiasts)

Also featured are past favorites ROUGH STUFF and WRITE NOW!, which are still available as back issues. Digital Editions normally retail for $2.95-$3.95 per download, but are free over the three-day Free Comic Book Day weekend, to encourage more readers to try them out, and consider ordering them at their local comic book shop.

I like that TwoMorrows is offering up free digital copies, as it gives everyone a chance to check out the future of publishing.  And I have purchased BrickJournal many times, and for LEGO fants, it is a must read.  All you have to do is log into the site and add the issues to your shopping cart, checkout and enjoy.

via TwoMorrows

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  1. MaximusRift
    April 30, 2009 at 8:48 am — Reply

    You know, when I first read the title, I read “Two Morons Giving Away Free Publications Online” ^_^

  2. ykw
    April 30, 2009 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    Big-time fan of ALTER EGO — at least, when it’s not taking the bulk of the mag on long excursions into justifiably-forgotten corners of the industry. As its own ongoing section of the magazine, sure, that’d be great; when it takes over the whole thing, like it did a couple years back when an obscure OOP book on Canadian comics of the 1940s and 1950s was printed in its friggin’ entirety, though… well, I think I’ve bought maybe three issues since then.

    BACK ISSUE is usually more fun, but also less, I dunno, “journalistic” in its coverage. You get something more closely approaching “truth” when you talk to people who no longer have to worry about where their next paycheck is coming from than when you interview working creators, so it’s something BI will likely get better at as the O’Neills and the Engleharts and the Weins and the Wolfmans approach retirement.

    ROUGH STUFF was a thing of beauty, though I’m a bit dubious as to how well its illustrations (mainly pencil repros) translate to the PDF format.

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