Despite what some naysayers will tell you, comic books are not dead. Sure, they've taken a backseat to their big-screen counterparts, but there are still scores of loyal fans eagerly waiting for their copies of Spider-Man and The Avengers to arrive every month.
Marvel knows this, and that's one of the reasons the publisher created the "Marvel Ultimate" subscription service. While there are plenty of fans who need to have a physical copy of whatever comic they're reading, there are just as many who want something quick and convenient — that's where Marvel Ultimate comes in.
Basically, instead of waiting for the mailman, subscribers simply sign in and get to reading — not only that, but they have access to thousands of different issues across Marvel's entire library, not just a limited selection of books. Outside of ComiXology, it's one of the easiest ways to read digital comics today.
That's why Marvel's end-of-the-year deal is so sweet: new subscribers can sign up and receive the first full month for free!
It's not part of some convoluted sweepstakes or promotional nonsense, either: all you have to do is use the code COMICS16 at checkout, and that's it. The best part is that the deal isn't exclusive to new members — returning subscribers can do the same thing and receive a free month of service as well.
As an added bonus, new subscribers using the code will also receive a free Starter Pack, consisting of the following issues:
• All-New, All-Different Point One #1
• Avengers #0
• Captain America: Sam Wilson #1
• Doctor Strange #1
• The Astonishing Ant-Man #1
• The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1
Granted, it's a little strange that none of Marvel's Star Wars titles are included ... but if you sign up for Marvel Ultimate, you won't have to worry about it — all of the publisher's recent Star Wars titles are available!
The offer is only valid through Jan. 10, 2016, so make sure to grab it while you can. Again, all you have to do is use the code COMICS16 at checkout — enjoy your comics!