Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited service just got a tad more interesting with the release ofÂ theÂ exclusive three-issue mini-series Wolverine vs. Thor.
From veteran Wolverine scribe Frank Tieri and fan favorite artist Paco Diaz, begins a three part epic in which Logan confronts by an army of his greatest foesâ€”all at the same time! How can Wolvie possibly survive? And will Thor join the fray as friend or foe?
Those who are already subscribed to the service, can check the issue out right here.
Marvel is proud to announce that fans can now get a look at the exclusive prequel to Captain America: Reborn #1 courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited at www.marvel.com/reborn. Captain America Reborn: Prelude, from Eisner-winning scribe Ed Brubaker and fan favorite artist Luke Ross, reveals just what happens before the hotly anticipated Captain America: Reborn #1 hits stores tomorrow! The entire world knows of the tragic event that transpired in Captain America #25, when Steve Rogers, the man who fought as our nation’s Sentinel of liberty for over 70 years, was brutally gunned down on the steps of a New York courthouse. But now, miraculously, there may be a way to save Steve Rogers and the key could lie in the hands of the daughter of his greatest enemy. How does the Red Skull’s femme fatale offspring play into all of this? What does she know about the assassination of the world’s greatest hero? And will this information save our greatest icon or doom him forever? Find out now in the eight-page Captain America Reborn: Prelude, free to all readers at www.marvel.com/reborn
Plus, don’t miss an exclusive preview of Captain America Reborn #1 at www.marvel.com/reborn one day before Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return to the Marvel Universe!
For fans of Captain America and those wanting to own a part of this historic moment in Marvel history, visit your local comic book retailer on July 1, 2009 to purchase Captain America Reborn #1. To learn more about this landmark event and get a jumpstart with Captain America Reborn: Prelude, go to www.marvel.com/reborn for the exclusive digital comics and a free preview of the series!
And if you want even more exciting adventures of Captain America, Iron Man and all your favorite Marvel heroes, sign up for Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited at www.marvel/digitalcomics. Subscription rates start as low as $4.99/month, making it affordable to new readers and longtime fans!
If you are wanting to get a taste of what online comics look like (or could look like), Marvel is giving readers a chance to check out the Immortal Weapson Sketchbook for free at the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited website.
All you need to do is point your browser to the site and click Open.
Marvel has announced a brand new Spider-Girl series that will only be available as a digital comic at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.Â The series, which launches on April 15, 2009,Â will be written by Tom DeFalco, and drawn by Ron Frenz.Â If you don’t want to sign up for the digital comics version, Spectacular Spider-Girl will appear in Amazing Spider-Man Family #5 hitting stores on April 29, 2009.
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Top Cow’s Let Us Win You Over campaign continues in March with 25 stories giving away copies of Witchblade #125.Â It’s a different set of stores and a different comic book each month through 2009.
Witchblade #125 is an over-sized 40-page comic, which launches the six part â€œWar of the Witchbladesâ€ storyline. Since the events of First Born, Detective Sara Pezzini and dancer Danielle Baptiste have shared the mystical gauntlet, the Witchblade; but recently cracks have appeared in their relationship. The story is written by regular writer Ron Marz and ongoing artist Stjepan Sejic. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 and normally retails for $3.99.
â€œWith a Witchblade movie in the works, and writer Ron Marz working on a long-term plan for the character, issue #125 is a great place to jump on to the series,” said Matt Price, co-owner of Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, OK. “And getting that first taste for free is even better!Â I applaud Top Cow for making this effort to draw in new readers to direct-market stores.”
If you want to pick up Witchblade #125, take the jump for the complete to see the stores participating this month.
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To celebrate the holiday, Marvel is releasing a free digital comic featuring Captain America and Spider-Man at the Gettysburg Address.Â This digital comic arrives hot on the heels of The Amazing Spider-Man #583, where Spider-Man met President Obama.
â€œWe were completely blown away by the overwhelming response to the Spidey Meets the President storyline.Â Comic book shops have not been able to keep it on shelves, so we thought it would a fitting way to celebrate Presidentâ€™s Day by offering free online access to all fans to view and read the storyline â€“ including some exclusive new content â€“ only at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited,â€ says Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Publishing.Â â€œAnd in celebration of President Lincolnâ€™s historic Bicentennial, we could think of no better tribute in the Marvel Universe than to have Spider-Man and Cap honoring one of his enduring legacies, the Gettysburg Address.â€
While the â€œGettysburg Distressâ€ issue is free, users will need to create an account to access the content.Â I wonder when Marvel will release Spider-Man meets Nixon, or the super-secret Wolverine/Jimmy Carter crossover issue.
Here’s our rapid-fire roundup of items coming from the Marvel Panels at the New York Comic Con.Â Warning for those with sensitive skins and egos – there is commentary after the jump, and some of it may not favor the love of your life.*
This just in… Steve Rogers is still dead, because fans prefer Bucky!
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What better way to wrap up the year, than with some free comic book reading. Fans of Black Panther, who are concerned about his fall during the Secret Invasion, can read his life’s story in the Black Panther Saga – for free!Â All this thanks to Marvel’s DCU (that’s Digital Comics Unlimited for those who are confused), which you can check out here.
Even with Dark Reign approaching, Marvel has a few more events up its sleeve – like the X-Infernus event for the X-Men.Â In order to get readers prepped for the event, Marvel is putting the X-Infernus Saga on the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited website.
When X-Infernus #1 hits on December 03, 2008, it not only gets a tale written by C.B. Cebulski, but covers by Oliver Coipel and a variant by J. Scott Campbell.Â Take the jump for a description of the series, and the two covers for the first issue.
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In an ongoing attempt to draw more readers to online versions of comic books, Marvel is allowing anyone to head over to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and read Terry Moore and Humberto Ramos’ first issue of the Runaways for free.
The Runaways are back in Los Angeles and trying to keep their status on the down-low, but L.A. isnâ€™t the same city they left it, especially when the sins of their parents come back to haunt them.Â And if things couldnâ€™t be more dangerous, the few remaining survivors of Karolinaâ€™s alien race have come to Earthâ€¦and theyâ€™re targeting the Runaways themselves for extinction.
You can view the first issue for free right here.
And take the jump to get a peek at the cover to issue #2 arriving this month.
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For those of you who were wondering when Marvel would up its catalogue of titles offered through its online digital comics service, the answer is now. The company has added 500 new issues to the line that span the range from the 50s through the early 2000s.
Older issues will keep fans feeling nostalgic like Amazing Fantasy, Tales to Astonish, Tales of Suspense and Strange Tales, while those looking for more recent comics can read new digital comics of Young Avengers, New Avengers and much more. All of these and a ton more have been digitized for your reading pleasure.
The complete list can be found at the Marvel website.
If there were only some download option available, I’d jump on this subscription service in a moment, but always having to go “on-line” to read a comic is not my cup of tea. Also, my iPod Touch won’t work with Marvel DCU, which is a bummer – not Marvel’s fault of course, but something Apple could work on to make the experience work.
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