AVENGING SPIDER-MAN Gives Free Digital Copy W/ Print
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variant coverPress Release AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1 Makes Digital Comics History With Free Digital Copy
Marvel is making digital comics history once more, and proudly announcing that Avenging Spider-Man #1, from the superstar creative team of Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira, will be polybagged with a code for a FREE digital copy of this issue on the Marvel Comics app. That’s right: for no additional charge to the retailers or consumers, Marvel is making sure that everyone who purchases the print version of Avenging Spider-Man #1 (any cover, including all variants) at their local comic shop can get a free digital copy of the issue on the Marvel Comics app .This is the first time that any major comic publisher has offered a free digital copy of a comic with the purchase of the physical copy without any additional cost. This digital copy of Avenging Spider-Man #1 will be accessible via both the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Chrome store.
variant cover“We’ve included our retail partners in crafting this program, and worked with ComicsPRO in determining what would make this program the most beneficial to consumers and retailers and I think we’ve come up with something that is not only unique and exciting, but a program that addresses most of the concerns retailers have had with previous digital programs. With the earliest initial orders already over 100,000 units, Avenging Spider-Man #1 is set to be one of the biggest new releases of the fall and demand can only increase with these free digital codes,” said David Gabriel, Marvel SVP of Sales. “Our goal here is to give consumers the extra added value that they have come to expect for their entertainment dollar as well as the very best in comics entertainment that they have come to expect from Marvel! And that’s not all, for the first time, customers will be able to qualify their retailers for rewards by redeeming the digital codes! We’re also developing a program designed to drive digital customers into brick and mortar comic shops to help increase their business. Bringing the worlds of print and digital together in this way gives the customer a great value and one we’re sure will result in even greater sales for retailers.”
Retailers: Check The Diamond Retailer site for a detailed FAQ addressing any questions you might have about this new initiative and the Marvel Mailer for more information.
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art & Cover by JOE MADUREIRA