When Marvel and ComiXology first announced their combined effort to offer 700 free #1 the entire Internet abuzz. This excitment eventually resulted few being able to actually download the comics due to massive server failures. Well the companies have regrouped and are planning to offer the comics this week.
Earlier this morning, Comixology sent us this press release from CEO David Steinburger:
To our customers:
ComiXology is pleased to announce the return of Marvel #1, a unique opportunity for fans to experience all of their favorite Marvel Super Heroes – and some new ones – by accessing over 700 #1 issues for free.
Head on over here and sign up to get in on the action before Marvel #1 registration ends at 11:59pm ET on April 9th, 2013.
Once you register for the promotion, you will be added to the Marvel #1 exclusive access list. When the promotion is open to you, you will receive an email with your personal instructions on when and how to get these free issues.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to check out our FAQ, Twitter account @comiXology or find us on Facebook and Google+. You’ll always find the most up-to-date information on comiXology there.
So, it seems that company is planning on dealing with large amounts of server usage by staggering access times for those that actually sign up to receive their free comics. Hopefully this will result in fans being able to download and read the comics that started their favorite series without paying the thousands of dollars to own the original physical copies.
As the release states, make sure you register for the deal before the end of the day Tuesday.