So Invincible is my all time favorite comic. I believe if you like super hero comics (or Robert Kirkman's other work) than you will love this book. I would like to see as many people as possible reading this book. One of the worries I've seen from people thinking about getting into the series is wading through 90+ issues of continuity and the money it would take to catch up. So I am going to make an offer to anyone thinking about getting into the series: I will lend you my trades and pay the shipping to send them to you. This is the agreement that I would expect for this:
1. This is just a loan. I would expect you to ship them back to me. I plan on using a USPS flat rate medium priority mail box. That would cost you $11.35 to read up to 15 volumes of trades.
2. You would need to be able to return them to within 3 weeks so that I can send them to the next person on the list. So read quickly.
3. This is for new readers looking to get into the series. I don't want to be sending these out to people that have read most of the series but just haven't gotten around to the last couple of trades, for example. The goal is to hook in people that are not already reading this book.
4. Obviously I would appreciate if the trades were maintained in the condition you receive them.
Of course the goal is that after reading these you will enjoy them, want more, and go out and buy the book from then on out in some form whether it is singles, trades, or hardcovers.
I will also be posting this offer over at the Image forums so I will send these out on a first come first serve basis while maintaining a list as to who contacts me the earliest. If you are interested just send me a PM or an email to email@example.com with your mailing address.
For anyone interested in this series but not interested in this offer, I have a list of available Invincible collected editions put together with a suggestion on quickly and fairly cheaply catching up on the continuity that I can post if you ask.
Editing the first post so my recent addition doesn't get missed - The offer is now to read the compendium (first 48 issues) and the following 3 trades for free. But that's a lot of comics for just the cost of shipping it back to me (should be about $11.50 for priority flat rate box).