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Free Comics at ComiXology Starts Today

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Online retailer ComiXology revealed that every day from now until December 18, they’ll be giving away a free digital comic on their site. Beyond that, Marvel has announced that they’re be giving away 700 free #1 issues of their comic books for the next three days.

“ComiXology has had an amazing year and to celebrate we – along with 12 amazing publisher partners – are giving back to the fans and giving them the opportunity to freely share amazing comics,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “By delivering the best reading and buying experience – what we like to call ‘buy once, read anywhere’ – we’ve hit such milestones as cresting 100 million downloads of comics and graphic novels!”

“Our vision is for everyone, everywhere to read comics and with our Twelve Days of Gifting we’re continuing to make good on that promise,” said co-founder John D. Roberts. “With comiXology being the 11th Top Grossing iPad app in 2011, it’s been gratifying to see how often we’re the very top grossing iPad app this year, particularly on Wednesdays. But we couldn’t have done it without the comiXology fans. These Twelve Days of Gifting are for you and for anyone that loves comics. Spread the love!”

Following Marvel’s announcement at South by Southwest they will be giving away 700 free #1 issues of their comics for the next three days, digital comics retailer ComiXology has experienced “heavier than normal server traffic” which has led to many fans being unable to login to their accounts.

Umm… what are you waiting for? Start downloading. Thanks to Lyle Arends for the tip.

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