The Iron Man 2 hype machine is in full effect leading up to Friday’s release of this summer’s most anticipated comic book property to hit the big screen in 2010. This week alone, we’ve brought you news of the ‘Iron Man Central’ app hitting iTunes, as well as some of the ‘Iron Man 2’ easter eggs to keep an eye for while you’re watching the flick, and now Marvel Digital has released 4 new free digital comics for their free Marvel Comics App available in the iTunes App Store.
While the app is free to download, comics generally cost around $1.99/each, with Marvel releasing a batch of new freebies each week. This week, with all eyes on Iron Man 2, the free choices revolve around this popular franchise.
Two issues go into the way-back machine, all the way to 1968 for some classic silver-age Iron Man action with issues #225 and #280. The third issue is a bit more up-to-date with The Invincible Iron Man #1 which details some of the events of the first flick. And finally the fourth free issue from Marvel Digital this week, Black Widow Saga #1, gives readers an insight to this mysterious character from the second film.
So what are you waiting for? Fire up your iPhone or iPad and let’s get primed for all things Tony Stark! After the jump, take a closer look at these free issues. Free is good, right?
|Black Widow Saga (2010) #1
Everyone’s talking about the Black Widow and now you can learn her history. She’s been an Avenger, a super hero and a super spy … but just what are her secrets? Find out now!
|Invincible Iron Man (2008) #1
IRON MAN! You know you love him! And this is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers and Iron Man fans alike! Tony Stark – Iron Man, billionaire industrialist, and director of S.H.I.E.L.D. – faces the most overwhelming challenge of his life. Re-live some of the events of the first Iron Man flick from 2008!
|Iron Man (1968) #225
It begins over the open sky over Southern California. A man in micro-circuited armor races against death. In days, or perhaps weeks, it will all be over. But the man inside the red and silver battlesuit will never be the same. A classic!
|Iron Man (1968) #280
From the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy “The Stark!” Another silver age classic.