For a very limited time, Marvel comics is giving away 700 first issues of its most important and seminal comics as part of a promotion called Marvel #1. 

The promotion started on Sunday night and goes until 11PM on Tuesday, March 12. All you have to hit the Marvel store via the Marvel Comics app or go to the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. If you got into comics late in life and wonder how all the greats—Spider-Man, The Avengers, Thanos, Iron Fist, and Guardians of the Galaxy—started, now's your chance to find out for free. 

“This is the perfect way to show everyone how much we believe in our material by letting them try the first issues for free, because we’re sure once they start, they won’t stop,” said Marvel SVP David Gabrie via press release. “Week in and week out we ask fans to come check out our new releases—both in print and digitally—with the promise that we’ll bring them the best comics made by the best talent and managed by the best editorial team in the industry. Now, existing and news fans [alike] can discover the heroes they know and love and learn about new ones all at the same time.”

The site was heavily bogged down earlier in the day, but now seemes to be back to normal. Enjoy. 

 [via Gizmodo]