Avengers e-ssemble! Marvel gives away 700 e-comic #1s…but only through Tuesday
I wanted to get this out to you right away, but I haven’t quite worked out reading them on the Kindle Fire yet (but I do think it will be possible).
Marvel is making a real effort to embrace the digital age, and as part of that, they are giving away 700 (!) #1 comics through Tuesday.
If you want to get all 700 (and they typically cost a couple of bucks or more), I know you’ll have to get busy, so I’m sending this before I’ve worked out a possible process to legally read them on the Fire.
According to this
the comics will go back into the “Silver Age” of the 1960s. Do they have the original grey (instead of green) Incredible Hulk? I’m not sure yet.
I have an Android SmartPhone that Google Play will recognize (in addition to my Fire), so I first downloaded the Marvel Comics app
That got it installed to my phone.
My next step will be to start downloading issues. It does appear to me that Marvel stores the issues for you, so what I’m hoping to do is download one so I own it…then remove it from my device. Digital comics tend to take up a lot of memory, and I don’t want 700 downloaded!
I’ll see if I can download the Marvel Comics app from 1Mobile, which I’ve used before on my Fire. Here’s the link for that
Actually, yes, I was successful in that!
Let me be clear on this, that you are taking responsibility when you install an app from an “unknown source” on your Kindle Fire. I only do it with apps where I am comfortable with the source, as in this case.
Okay, I’m skipping the phone for now. I’m downloading Avengers #1 from September 11, 1963.
Hm…when I tried it, it told me that
“Sorry, the billing service is not available at this time. Please try your purchase again later.”
Back to the phone…it appears (not surprisingly) that I need a Marvel Comics account first, and need to be signed into it.
I’ll experiment more with this later, and update the post…although I’m guessing some of my readers may figure it out before that, and I’ll post their comments if they make them here.
I’m not a huge Marvel fan (I was a DC reader as a kid), but I’m hoping this will work!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.