- Posted by Johanna on August 16, 2006 at 12:57 pm
- Category: Comic News
I’ve been looking for more information on this… starting Sunday, newspapers around the country will include a free Marvel comic.
My local paper is one of them, so I’ll be reporting back. They’ve been running quarter-page display ads for at least two weeks plugging this, presumably in an attempt to boost subscription rates, and today it’s the promotion on a local dispenser. (What are those things called? Where you put in your coins and pull open the door?)
The first issue is a reprint of Amazing Fantasy #15 (or, as the New York Post ad has it, “original first edition ever published” — misleading much?). I’m curious to see how well it reads in that format 40 years later.
Reportedly, this plan will continue for a year (!), so I’ll keep updates coming. The Chicago Sun-Times says
The first insert will be the debut book… which introduced Spider-Man in August of 1962, followed by the first issue in the Amazing Spider-Man series, originally published in March of 1963. After the initial insert, each issue will be split up, to appear in two parts on consecutive Sundays. The Sun-Times is one of 122 newspapers nationwide that will reissue the series as part of a licensing agreement between Marvel Entertainment and News America Marketing.