Back in March, Marvel announced that it would give away 700 of its No. 1 digital comics as part of a South by Southwest promotion. Unfortunately, the promotion caused more demand than expected and Marvel shut it down early after the ComiXology servers were overwhelmed with requests.
Marvel today resurrected the promotion, once again offering consumers the chance to download 700 first issue comic books. In order to compensate for demand, Marvel is using a sign up page and rolling invitations to facilitate a more manageable server load.
Sign up now for your free Marvel.com account for access to the Marvel #1 promotion and get:
-Over 700 Marvel comics that you can read anywhere — on your computer or compatible mobile device - available for free for a very limited time.
-Exclusive comic book offers, special sales and new release emails
-Access to over 10,000 digital comics powered by Guided View technology
To access the free comics, users can sign up on the website between 9:00 a.m. EST on April 8 and 11:59 p.m EST on April 9 with an email address. Invitations can be redeemed beginning on April 11.