While staying at home and social distancing can be challenging, Marvel is doing their best to help. For the next month, they’ve made a bunch of digital comics FREE.
Since the outbreak if the novel coronavirus, comic books stores (and the industry as a whole) have taken a hit. Some comic book stores are finding ways to get comics to readers with delivery or curbside pickup, however, if your local comic book store isn’t around the corner, or you would rather avoid a trip out, you may be missing out on reading some comics. However, Marvel are about to their fans out.
io9 reports that Marvel has added several comics to their free catalog on their Marvel Unlimited service. It’s a small gesture like this that may help people get through these unprecedented times.
You’ll be able to find arcs from different Marvel comics like Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther, Ed Brubaker’s Captain America, Mark Millar’s Civil War, Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel, and more under the free comics section of Marvel Unlimited. No subscription is necessary; all one needs to do is download the Marvel Unlimited app from the iOS or Android app store and browse the free section.
If you’re a ComiXology user, then good news! According to /Film (which I have confirmed), 12 of these collections will also be available for free to purchase. The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and more will have a mix of classic runs with more recent work as part of this deal.
You can signup for a free account if you don’t already have one, and add the titles to your Amazon cart. They are 100% free and once you “checkout” you own them and can read them through the ComiXology app.
Here’s a list of what’s available:
- Amazing Spider-Man: Red Goblin
- Avengers: Kree/Skrull War
- Avengers by Jason Aaron Vol. 1: The Final Host
- Avengers vs. X-Men Collection
- Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates Vol. 1 Collection
- Black Widow Vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Most Wanted
- Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection
- Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
- Civil War
- Fantastic Four Vol. 1: Fourever
- Thanos Wins by Donny Cates
- X-Men Milestones: Dark Phoenix Saga
That is a stellar list of comics that are available on BOTH ComiXology and Marvel Unlimited right now. There are well-known storylines like Civil War and Dark Phoenix — both have been adapted for the big scree — but this list will have something on it for any type of Marvel fan. Marvel Unlimited also has other free comics than what’s listed above right now too.
Are you reading comics while staying at home? Let us know what your reading in the comments below!
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.