In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, Marvel cuts prices on Star Wars Omnibuses and Epic Collection, as well as She-Hulk.
Where did the New Releases and Sale pages go?
(Disclosure: If you buy something we link to on our site, we may earn a commission.)
In case you’re having troubles with the new UIX (a LOT of people have been):
Cue the Vocal Stylings of Bill Murray
The Marvel Star Wars: Epic Collections and Omnibuses Sale runs through Monday, 8/28
Nothing but Star Wars in this sale. Most of them, BIG collections for $4.99.
Now, MOST of this sale is the original Marvel material or the Dark Horse Star Wars material. But let’s cover the exceptions to the rule, first:
- Star Wars: Darth Vader by Gillen & Larroca Omnibus – Our favorite of the “return to Marvel” Star Wars material. Very, very good.
- Star Wars: Darth Vader by Charles Soule Omnibus. Also very good. Vader as the flagship Star Wars title? Yeah, that happened.
- Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Omnibus Vol. 1– Oh, yes. We do like the Gillen run. Also, Doctor Aphra was in a lot of crossovers and this has all of them in one place.
- Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters Omnibus – Speaking of crossovers, this is the a story arc that spanned multiple titles: Han Solo is frozen in carbonite and everyone is trying to get their hands on him (not just the other bounty hunters).
There really aren’t title-specific links here, which is super annoying. The original Dark Horse format omnibuses are here. If you want to get the entire original Marvel run, that’s the cheaper format. They do in in one fewer volume.
A few things we’ll call out as particularly good.
John Ostrander’s “Agent of Empire” is collected in this Epic. Think “what if James Bond spied for the Empire.” It’s fun.
Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy reinvigorated the franchise in the 90s when they did Dark Empire. That and Dark Empire II are collected in this Epic.
Also fun, the Ostrander/Jan Duursema “Legacy” series, wherein the down and out last heir to the Skywalker legacy finds himself embroiled with a resurgent Sith Empire. 4 volumes, starting here.
And finally, there’s nothing quite like Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson on the Star Wars newspaper strip. Yes, that’s Russ Manning who comes first. 2 volumes starting here.
And finally a list of Epics we don’t think were on sale the last time these prices rolled around:
- The Original Marvel Years, V. 6
- The Old Republic, V. 5
- The Menace Revealed, V. 3
- The Rebellion, V. 5
- The New Republic, V. 6
- The Empire, V. 7
- The Clone Wars, V. 4
- Tales of the Jedi, V. 2
- Legacy, V. 4
We Keep Reading About Lawyers…
The Marvel She-Hulk Sale runs through Monday, 8/28.
Why yes, Jennifer Walters is a lawyer. Let’s first run down the series involved here.
- The Savage She-Hulk (’80-’82) – mostly by David Anthony Kraft and Mike Vosburg
- Sensational She-Hulk (’89-’94) – John Byrne, then the unlikely team of Steve Gerber & Bryan Hitch
- She-Hulk (’04-’05) – Dan Slott / Juan Bobillo
- She-Hulk (’05 – ’09) – Initially Dan Slott / Juan Bobillo, then Peter David takes over.
- She-Hulk (’14-’15) – Charles Soule & Javier Pulido in one omnibus
- She-Hulk (’16-’18) – Mariko Tamaki / Nico Leon
- She-Hulk (’22-’23) – Rainbow Rowell / Roge Antonio / Luca Maresca
If you’re coming into She-Hulk through the TV show, the legal angle for the character really started getting emphasized with the Dan Slott era and then was followed up on by Charles Soule (who just might be a lawyer in his secret identity). Rainbow Rowell’s also picking up a pretty dedicated following with her current runs.
Flashes of Water
The DC to the MAX Sale runs through Monday, 8/28.
Three more points of interest from DC’s two-week sale.
In the mid-90s, Peter David wrote a fairly popular Aquaman run that made the King of Atlantis a little edgy (In the ’90s? Surely not!) and had him losing a hand. $6.99 is a decent price for double-length volumes.
The Flash: The Silver Age collects the adventures of Barry Allen going back to the initial Showcase appearances. ~400 page volumes for $5.99/$6.99
Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli for $3.99? Yes, that is cheaper than a new issue of Batman. Plus, it’s a beautifully illustrated, highly influential tale of Batman’s first year on the job.
The Zenescope Grimm Fairy Tales #75 Spectacular Sale runs through Sunday, 8/27.
It’s a $0.99 single issue sale built around three titles:
- Grimm Fairy Tales – 2016 version, plus a lot of specials
- Grimm Spotlight
- Grimm Universe Presents Quarterly