While you are sitting at your computer at home pretending to be paying attention to conference calls, you need something to do for your sanity, right? How about comics? The best thing you can do is order from the hundreds of graphic novels at your local comic book store. Many will be willing to send you overnight or within a few days anything you’re after, especially if you’re behind on the latest and greatest comics have to offer. Your own comic book shop stands ready to take your order now. And local shops may be able to get you comics often quicker than online retailers right now.
With most single issues of new titles on delay for now, you can still get your single-issue comic fix via free comics at the Digital Comic Museum, which hosts hundreds of full Golden Age public domain comics, including many featuring superheroes (like the original Captain Marvel, Bulletman, Captain Midnight, and Spy Smasher, plus Westerns (like Gene Autry and Tom Mix), war comics, sports comics (like Jackie Robinson), jungle comics, sci-fi comics (like Captain Video), romance comics, and crime series. Comixology also has hundreds of comics you, your kids, or your cat can read right now for free. It’s a great way to get wind of a great story you may have missed or never considered, which you can then order in its complete series from local or online stores Note: Comixology also has an unlimited program (currently priced at $5.99 per month) with more than 25,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more. Those carry the white “Unlimited” ribbon in the bottom right corner of the comic cover icon.
The current list of totally free comics on the Comixology website (just set up a free account), is easy to use, and updates regularly with new titles. We’ve identified many we’ve recommended before at borg for you to check out (click the Comics & Books tab above anytime to find nearly a decade of recommendations). These include: Usagi Yojimbo, Stranger Things, Hellboy, Predator/Aliens: Fire and Stone, Centipede, Xena: Warrior Princess, Charlie’s Angels vs. The Bionic Woman, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and Star Trek: The Next Generation–Mirror Broken. Thinking about watching TV or movie tie-ins? Check out the free issues from the original comics at Comixology for The Umbrella Academy, I, Frankenstein, and Captain Marvel. You can even read the first Batman appearance ever in Detective Comics, Issue #27, or see early Superman in Superman, Issue #1, and the original issue from the 1970s of Swamp Thing, Issue #1.
You also won’t want to miss S.E. Hinton’s Puppy Sister. Of course, there are even more issues of comics free we’ve recommended over the years at borg and others via the Comixology Unlimited program, including Captain Ginger, Masks, Ex Machina, Mind Mgmt, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blood Shot, Lady Mechanika, G.I. Joe, Batman Black and White, and James Bond 007.