No matter which of the big two comic companies you side with, you must admit Marvel is really stepping up their game.
Remember those 700 free digital #1’s recently? Just the fact that they can turn a “B’ lister like Iron Man into a global phenomenon or that they are making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie where DC has yet to put forth a Justice League one, speaks volumes.
Speaking of the Guardians, Marvel’s next step for turning Guardians into a household name is a new 4 part bi-weekly “Infinite” digital comics series.
”Infinite” is Marvel’s branding term for the sort of animation effects you see on things like Mark Waid’s Thrillbent. That first free installment is written by Brian Bendis and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming.
This is the official press release:
Press Release – Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy Infinite Comic – featuring the warrior Gamora!
Last year, Marvel changed how the world experienced digital comics with Infinite Comics, and today the Marvel ReEvolution continues as blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Mike Oeming, Ming Doyle & Mike Del Mundo, introduce fans to the cast of one of the biggest comic launches of the year.
With two Infinite Comics starring Drax, & Rocket Raccoon available ABSOLUTELY FREE via the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, the fun has just begun!
They’re protecting the Marvel Universe one alien invasion at a time, and TODAY get your first look at just who the Guardians of the Galaxy really are in all-new, FREE Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comics! What secrets do Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Gamora hold? Find out now!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINTIE COMIC – DRAX
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMIC – ROCKET RACCOON
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMIC – GAMORA
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY INFINITE COMIC – GROOT
AVAILABLE – 5/1/13!
I for one think that anything that is free is worth at least checking out. I was a fan of the original Guardians, but I love what Marvel is doing with this new interpretation so far. Nova and Guardians are great jump on books for new fans and I think Rocket Raccoon with be Marvel’s next Deadpool in terms of popularity.
So check it out what have you got to lose?