Marvel Is Giving Away 700 Free Comics to Everyone Again

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Hey, look, free stuff! Marvel is taking another shot at giving away more than 700 #1 issues of its comics through its digital service. That's thousands of dollars of comics, for free.

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This time around, Marvel's sending out invites to the downloads in batches—think heats in swimming or track meets—to cut down on overloading their servers. So hopefully it'll be better than the last time Marvel tried this, when servers were so overloaded that no one could download anything.

You have to sign up between now and midnight ET tomorrow (4/9) at Marvel's promo page. From there, you'll get an email telling you to sign in and start gorging on free comics, starting on Thursday the 11th. And while #1 issues might not always tell full stories, they often have some of the best artists and writers in comics doing their best work. So it's definitely worth checking a few out. 'Nuff said. [Marvel]

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Marvel Underling: "Our servers can't handle the load of everyone trying to access the site at once."

Marvel Boss: "OK, lets have them try in waves then."

Marvel Underling: "Great idea! How do we let them know when their wave is?"

Marvel Boss: "Have everyone hit the site in one 24-hour period to sign up for a wave."

Marvel Underling: "..."