Starting on August 24th, the first issues of many of Image’s new series released in the first half of 2012 are free at comiXology.
From Image Comics:
The free issues include the first issues of some of 2012′s best-selling comics, including SAGA #1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, FATALE #1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra, THIEF OF THIEVES #1 by Robert Kirkman, Nick Spencer, and Shawn Martinbrough, AMERICA’S GOT POWERS Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch, and MIND THE GAP #1 by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback.
The other free first issues are ALPHA GIRL #1, CREATOR-OWNED HEROES #1, DANCER #1, DANGER CLUB #1, EPIC KILL #1, GLORY #23 (first issue of the relaunch), GRIM LEAPER #1, HELL YEAH #1, HOAX HUNTERS #1, NO PLACE LIKE HOME #1, PETER PANZERFAUST #1, PLANETOID #1, PROPHET #21 (first issue of the relaunch), and SECRET #1.
Many of these titles have been or will soon be collected into trade paperbacks, making the free issues the perfect way for readers to sample new Image Comics titles before purchasing collections.
This is a welcome announcement for these series from publisher Image, but not something that is uncommon for them. Many of their longer running series, such as The Walking Dead, Chew, Invincible, The Darkness, and Witchblade, also have their first issues free on comiXology. Even on some of their lesser known series and mini-series, Blue Estate and Wanted, the price has been reduced to nothing. It’s a smart move to allow a free admission to their series, inviting new readers to possibly be hooked on their series.
Image Comics, one of the major publishers of comics today, is the top destination for creators looking to work outside the realm of licensed characters and create something all their own. Having comics in every genre and having many top name writers and artists, Image Comics has stories for every interest group
ComiXology is the the number one digital comics retailer in the business today. With daily sales and deals on back issues, it’s a modern way to keep up with comics and catch up on all those old stories you missed in the past without even having to leave the house.