ComiXology offers an epic deal; falls on its face »

David Steinberger, ComiXology CEO:

It’s been a whirlwind weekend, and we’re fresh from SXSW where Marvel Comics launched their Marvel #1 promotion featuring over 700 free comics distributed via our platform.

We expected a high degree of excitement for the Marvel initiative – and had believed ourselves prepared – but unfortunately we became overwhelmed by the immense response. We’re still struggling to keep our systems up.

The result is that you aren’t getting your comics when and where you want.

I was mega-depressed to see their servers flail to the ground like a child in mid-tantrum. I love the app and the service, but I like free comics too.