There’s a bit of a catch-22 with comics. With the mainstream comics you know what you’re going to get: Betty and Veronica will fight over Archie, Batman will never kill, and Spider-Man will make sure that with great power comes great responsibility. So sometimes you want to try something edgy and different like the creator-owned titles at Image. But how do you know if it’s worth your time and money? Well, Image Comics has made that decision a lot easier for you! Over at the leading digital comics retailer, Comixology, many of the #1 issues of their comics that debuted in 2012 will be free!
From the Image press release:
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 POWERSJonathan 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.
Some of my favorite comics of 2012 have been Image comics. So log on to Comixology and see if you don’t end up with some new favorite books!