Marvel Free #1’s Break ComiXology

marvel700ComiXology announce they are postponing the free Marvel #1 offer until further notice.


This weekend Marvel announced an exclusive offer with ComiXology to have over 700 of their #1 issues available for FREE!

This offer was running until the wee hours of Wednesday morning (for us lot, 11pm for the American’s)

As soon as the offer went up ComiXology was hugely overwhelmed. Social network sites were ablaze with angry fans claiming they couldn’t get hold of their comics.

Finally comiXology had to give into the demand, but they were lovely about it. A message from the CEO David Steinberger reads as follows:

“To our customers:

It’s been a whirlwind weekend, and we’re fresh from SXSW where Marvel Comics launched their Marvel #1 promotion featuring over 700 free comics distributed via our platform.

We expected a high degree of excitement for the Marvel initiative – and had believed ourselves prepared – but unfortunately we became overwhelmed by the immense response. We’re still struggling to keep our systems up.

The result is that you aren’t getting your comics when and where you want.

We don’t like letting you down. Our teams are working around the clock to resolve these issues so that you can have the experience you’ve come to expect.

To that end, we’re pausing the Marvel Comics #1 promotion for the time being. For those of you that want to take advantage of the offer – you will get your comics! Until we are able to reinstate this program in our systems, please click here and fill out this simple form, so you can be informed as soon as there is an update.

We’ll be communicating with you as often as we can and deeply appreciate the outpouring of support we’ve seen from our customers while we right the ship.”

We’ll keep you updated if anything changes. Fingers crossed they resolve the issues so we can all get our free goodies.

Source: comiXology
Reporter: Sara Westrop

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One comment

  1. deanjsimons /

    I found this rather hilarious

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