Today at SXSW, Marvel announced it is giving away 700 free digital comics, which promptly caused the comiXology servers to slow to a crawl. The servers are back up (great job comiXology on fixing that fast), and people are snagging free comics left and right.

Between today (March 10) and Tuesday march 12 at 11:00 PM EST, Marvel is giving away 700 #1 issues for free. This includes Avengers, Captain America, Thor, and even includes a number of Marvel NOW! titles.


I don’t know about you, but I’m busy clicking the download button on my iPad right now.

via Marvel

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  1. Charles
    March 10, 2013 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    But the server is either down or slow!! Boo

  2. March 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm — Reply

    Nice! Thanks for the heads up.

  3. AllenBT
    March 11, 2013 at 7:35 am — Reply

    I don’t know how many new readers to comics this is going to generate (if that’s even the goal). Still its a nice move for existing readers and maybe will bring in a couple of non-Marvel fans into their books.

  4. Charles
    March 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    Comicology pulled the promotion because the servers crashed under the load!!!

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