I have to admit that I stopped reading comic books a long time ago, and that I only browse through them occasionally when my nephew is visiting and has them lying around in the apartment. That does not mean that I'm not enjoying them though. Some time ago, I reviewed the Comixology app for Windows 8 and found that it provided new and old comic lovers with an excellent opportunity to get free comic books.
Comixology is offering free comics on a daily basis that you can add to your account and read online or in one of the apps that the service makes available. Often, those are the first issue of a series and the hope here is likely to get users interested enough so that they purchase additional issues of the series.
While it is great to get some comic books for free, the current Marvel promotion is certainly upping the game by a lot. Marvel and Comixology are currently making available 700 Marvel comics for free on the site on top of the comics that are usually made available as free downloads as well. You do need an account though to add the comic books to it, and it is likely that you will run into server troubles right now during checkout as servers got swarmed by users. The offer will be there at least until Tuesday though which should give you ample time to add the comic books you are interested in to your account.
It took me a couple of attempts to check out the comics that I did add to the account.
As you can see from the teaser image, only first issues of Marvel series are made available for free. To name a few titles, you get various Deadpool, Avengers and Captain America Volumes, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Punisher, Marvel Event, Thor or Wolverine issues.
The Marvel promo is not available in the Windows 8 app right now. While you can access the comics once you have completed the checkout procedure in the app, you can't browse and add them using the app itself. The books can also be read on Android, iPhone, iOs and Kindle.
Note that you do not have to enter payment information if you only select free comic books on the site.
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