With the Covid-19 pandemic putting a lot of us out of work, and leaving us with lots of downtime, I'm going to share ideas to keep you all distracted during these scary times. If you guys have any suggestions for occupying your time during social distancing, please share with us.
Here's the first of hopefully many low cost ideas to stay busy, the first being from Dynamite Entertainment (dynamite.com)
Press release via Dynamite
Dynamite & ComiXology Offering Free First Issues
During COVID-19 Quarantine
Starting today Dynamite will offer select first issues for free through ComiXology over the next few weeks, for fans quarantined or practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the best writers and artists in comic books today have their work featured in these issues, including Garth Ennis, Andy Diggle, James Robinson, Alex Ross, Darick Robertson, Max Bemis, Steve Niles, Duane Swierczynski, Bill Willingham, Amy Chu, Jim Zub, Cullen Bunn, Marguerite Bennett, Moritat and more!
In light of the responsible reactions and policies concerning COVID-19 being advised by the Center for Disease Control and enacted by businesses and employers, Dynamite is offering fans a great way to enjoy some entertainment while staying at home.
Over a dozen first issues will be offered free this week, with many more to follow. Stay tuned to Dynamite's social media, email newsletters and ComiXology to be up to date on the latest offerings.
The first wave of issues includes:
-A Train Called Love #1
-Ash and the Army of Darkness #1
-Bettie Page #1
-Charlie's Angels vs The Bionic Woman #1
-Dejah of Mars #1
-Grand Passion #1
-Great Divide #1
-Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2012) #1
-Red Team #1
-The Greatest Adventure #1
Most importantly, Dynamite wishes everyone the best in staying safe and healthy in these complicated times.
Thanks to Dynamite for coming through in these tough times!
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