It looks like Marvel may have underestimated just how much people like free stuff. At SXSW this weekend, the publisher announced they would be offering digital downloads of the first issues of 700 titles from the company's current run, as well as their storied past. Sounds like a pretty great deal, right? Well, you're not alone in thinking that -- so many people agree with you, in fact, that as I type this, links to the giveaway on both digital comic clearinghouse Comixology and Marvel's in-house digital comic shop are overwhelmed with traffic and not so much working.
Comic book geeks everywhere rejoice, now you can watch an episode of Jeopardy! without pretending you're muddling over the clue like you know the answer. This Thursday, December 13th, the Walt Disney Company is certainly taking advantage of its ownership over ABC and Marvel Comics by introducing a Marvel NOW! category to the quiz show's game board. Because, you know, everybody in America knows the minutiae surrounding the continuity of the X-Men franchise.