As part of the promotion surrounding Marvel Comics' Marvel Now!, the company has announced that over 700 different titles will have their first issues available for free download between now and Tuesday, March 12.
“This is the perfect way to show everyone how much we believe in our material by letting them try the first issues for free, because we’re sure once they start, they won’t stop,” says Marvel SVP – Sales, Digital & Print David Gabriel. “…At its core, Marvel #1 is all about bringing new readers into the fold. That doesn’t just mean fans who have never read a comic, but [also] longtime fans [who want] to jump into books they may have been waiting to try. With a plethora of great content and digital devices—be it tablets or smart phones—in more hands than ever, there is no better time to launch an initiative such as this.”
Free issues range from recently-launched Marvel Now! titles like the Brian Michael Bendis-scripted "All-New X-Men" and Dan Slott's "Superior Spider-Man" to classic silver age number ones like "The Avengers", "Fantastic Four" and "Spider-Man".
Even if you don't have time to read 700 comics between now and Tuesday, creating an account through either the official site or through the mobile app will allow you to add the free issues to your digital collection to read at your leisure. Click on the image below to get started!