This lasts until Tuesday but word is Marvel may extend it because the servers have been flooded and crashing since Sunday. I managed to grab a bunch of great stuff, including Marvel NOW #1s (the ones that are free are the Marvel NOWs that were released up to January 2013). Just getting on Comixology and the Marvel app has been touch and go for me but it's totally worth it.
Yeah, it's frustrating. For most of the last 24 hours I've been unable to sign into my account on either Comixology, the DC or Marvel apps on any device. On the other hand, I was savvy enough yesterday to get as much of the Marvel stuff I downloaded actually stored into my smartphone so I have lots to read. The beauty of digital is, even if say, on Wednesday when new issues are released Comixology remains down, the comics will never "sell out". Eventually, they'll be accessible. And at the end of the day, this is happening because Marvel gave us hundreds of free comics. Plus they still intend to do so when the server issues are fixed. So it's all going to pay off.
I have a feeling its going to be a while before this comes back. The problem with this scenario is comixology foolishly thought they could handle a firestorm sale. Here is my problem with digital downloads is while they are available, you don't know if you will have them forever unlike owning real paper ones. While I like the digital ones at times, there is no connection with me to them as opposed to the physical. Its just consumption rather than enjoyment.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
Originally posted by lotjx Here is my problem with digital downloads is while they are available, you don't know if you will have them forever unlike owning real paper ones.
That's true. The technology is so new that we don't know how long things will last on a cloud. Or the company could go out of business and then what happens to your virtual digital content?
But you don't necessarily own paper comics forever either. There could be a fire. There could be a flood. They could be stolen. A raccoon could break into your long boxes and eat them. Or none of those could happen but one day you'll die and then the comics outlived you and you don't own them anymore because you're dead. Then one day the paper will decompose and the comics are gone anyway. Point is, nothing lasts forever.
(edited by John Orquiola on 11.3.13 1905) "Cody, I mustache you a question." - The Miz
His website (harryharrison.com) is reporting that that he passed away yesterday from unknown causes. He was one of my favorite authors simply because, while he was broadly a Scifi writer, his body of work was so eclectic.