As we’ve been reporting, Marvel has been steadily releasing free comics for their native iPad app. Mostly, these releases have been one-shots or first issues, designed to lure you into buying the next issues in the series for $1.99 a pop. But still, in this economy, free is good.
Having compared Marvel’s freebies with the ones DC is offering up via their new iPad app, I can tell you, Marvel definitely has the better content. And yet, the DC app is brand new and recently-released, so it remains to be seen whether they will step up their game or not.
Without further ado, let’s check out the new free content for this week, shall we?
|X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Saga
As the X-Men recover from the stunning conclusion of Second Coming and prepare to enter the Heroic Age, they’ll first have to survive The Curse of the Mutants!
|Ultimate Iron Man (2005) #1
Brace yourself for the most imaginative, groundbreaking comic of 2005. International bestseller, four-time Hugo award, two-time Nebula award and World Fantasy Award winner Orson Scott Card (author of Ender’s Game, Speaker for the Dead, Shadow Puppets) comes to the Ultimate Universe. He’s joined by industry legend Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men, 1602, Origin) to show the shocking beginning of Ultimate Iron Man! If you thought The Ultimates told you everything you needed to know about Ultimate Iron Man, think again. It all starts here!
|Amazing Spider Man (1999) #552
‘Brand New Day’ continues with two new web-slingin’ creators: Oscar-nominated screenwriter Bob (Back to the Future) Gale and artist extraordinaire Phil (New X-Men, Infinite Crisis) Jimenez! What starts as a petty theft from a local soup kitchen, turns into a chase that results in the birth of a brand-freaking-new Spidey villain; and we mean “Freak” literally!
|Gravity (2005) #1
You’ve made your way through high school and moved out of your parents’ house. You’re finally ready to get a job, pick a major, and meet the girl of your dreams. You’ve got it all figured out… right? Right?!Meet freshman Greg Willis, NYC newbie from the rural Midwest hoping to realize his dream of becoming a big-city super hero. But will the realities of city life, college and saving the day prove to be too much for him? Let Sean McKeever and Mike Norton, the creative team responsible for the acclaimed indie drama, The Waiting Place, introduce to you the next great Marvel hero!
|Captain America (2004) #31
The winter soldier held prisoner by the Red Skull! While Sharon and the Falcon race to his rescue, about to cross paths with the Mighty Avenger that Tony Stark has sent hunting our rogue hero, The Black Widow!Will the Red Skull kill both Cap and Bucky? It’s anyone’s guess, as the second arc of the epic ‘Death of Captain America’ storyline opens with a bang!
And there you have it. To grab these and other previously-released freebies, simply launch the Marvel app, tap ‘Store’ and then tap ‘Free.’