Top-Selling Marvel Comics to Receive Free Digital Codes

Beginning this June, all Marvel titles priced at $3.99 will include codes for free digital copies

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Marvel is proud to announce that, beginning June 2012, all Marvel super hero comics priced at $3.99 will include codes for free digital copies of those same issues on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices at no extra cost! That’s right, the most-talked-about comics in the industry—including AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, THE MIGHTY THOR, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN and more—will come packed with a code to ensure fans have the most critically acclaimed stories with them anytime, anywhere.

“We’re committed to bringing fans the best value in comics. By including codes for free digital copies in all our $3.99 super hero comics, we’re doing just that” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve seen a tremendous response to the digital codes in Avenging Spider-Man, our Season One graphic novels and the Ultimate Comics line. The positive reactions from both retailers and fans make it clear that including these codes with our books drives customers into comic stores on a repeated basis.”

Marvel made comic book history in 2011 by announcing all titles in the Ultimate Comics line would include codes for free digital copies on the Marvel Comics app, with unrivaled incentives for comic shop retailers. Then, in 2012, Marvel announced the acclaimed Season One graphic novels would also include similar codes making them the first graphic novels to ever include codes for free digital copies at no extra cost.

“At Marvel, we’re always looking for ways to bring the worlds of print and digital media together to deliver the best comics experience for our fans,” said Peter Phillips, SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media. “With this next step, fans will soon be able to buy their comics from their favorite retailers but also enjoy them on their mobile devices and tablets, all at no extra charge. Welcome to the Revolution.”

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Leoneldb
Leoneldb

Excellent idea! Now I can keep my comics sealed and read them digital. Thank you!

bluebaby81
bluebaby81

No, not polybagged. Its like a sticker that has to be gently peeled off or you can rip it off if ya dont care about your books. One problem about this though is larger shops having to monitor people taking off the sticker covering the code. In this day and age so many people have camera phones and smart phones and what is to stop a thief from taking off the sticker, taking a quick picture and stealing a code? I have already heard about it happen and now the retailer has to bag and board all these books. Of well. Hope i answered your question.

bloodychunk88
bloodychunk88

BUT THEY SAY THE CODE IS PACKED IN...DOES THAT MEAN POLYBAGGED?

Deviator
Deviator member

That is an excellent plan.

jerryoaz
jerryoaz

FANTASTIC!!! Now I can buy to save and have digital to ACTUALLY READ!! Best move ever by Marvel