Tuesday 12 March 2013

Marvel postpones digital comics giveaway after server overloads

Well, we can't say this wasn't predictable. Marvel has had to put off their generous promotion of 700 first issue digital comics through Comixology because of ridiculously high demand. People love free comics.

Marvel hasn't set a date for when they'll be giving the comics away again, but has said that people 'will get their comics'. Comixology CEO David Steinberger has advised fans to fill out this form if you're interested in updates regarding this.

This is pretty unfortunate, but it's really the best thing they can do at the moment. Let's hope they manage to strengthen their servers soon.

Personally, I think Comixology is the best thing since sliced bread, and I don't think this hiccup will have hurt them much. It was a pretty ambitious idea that clearly needs a bit more time to implement effectively.

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