In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, Marvel discounts Spider-Woman and Gerry Duggan. DC celebrates “Power” and the Super Sons. Plus, unlisted Dark Horse manga.
Where did the New Releases and Sale pages go?
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In case you’re having troubles with the new UIX (a LOT of people have been):
Child Welfare Has Questions
The DC Super Sons Sale runs through Monday, 2/19.
The Super Sons were originally the adventures of Clark Kent, Jr. and Bruce Wayne, Jr. that appeared every so often in World’s Finest from ’73 to ’80 in takes by Bob Haney and Dick Dillon. When did Superman and Batman have kids? That’s addressed in the final tale. It’s collected in The Saga of the Super Sons.
For post-Crisis (and onward) DC this translates to…
On the Batman side:
- Batman & Robin ’09-’11 – The Grant Morrison / (initially) Frank Quitely run that ends with the beginning of Peter J. Tomasi / Patrick Gleason
- Batman & Robin ’11-’15 – Tomasi & Gleason do another 40 issues.
On the Superman side:
- Superman ’16-’18 – Tomasi & Gleason swap over to do what’s essentially “Superman & Son”
- Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent – Tom Taylor / Clayton Henry – Superman’s son grew up (in Space, but now he’s back on Earth)
The current/recent Super Sons:
If you wanted to call this a Tomasi sale, we probably wouldn’t argue with you.
The Evasive Title Sale
The DC Power Sale runs through Monday, 2/19.
Looking at the titles listed, we think this is a Black History Month sale. Is the “Power” in the title supposed to be “Black Power?” Maybe?
So the original headlining black hero in the DC universe is Black Lighting.
The original Black Lightning run is by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eden. And volume two in that sequence is a collection of the back-up features from Detective and World’s Finest, plus a Justice League of America interlude.
A good Black Lighting value? The 1995 revival by Isabella and Eddy Newell is 347 pages for $3.99. Plus, we always thought Eddy Newell didn’t get enough love.
Speaking of not getting enough love, Dwayne McDuffie didn’t get nearly the love on the publishing side as he did on the animation side. Especially from editorial. (We’ve heard a few stories…) McDuffie selections:
- Batman: Blink w/ Val Semeiks
- Justice League of America w/ Ed Benes
Also, The DC Universe by Dwayne McDuffie collects several short runs and one-offs… although the price is higher than ideal.
Naomi by Brian Bendis / David Walker / Jamal Campbell is a nominally YA super heroine series about a teen trying to figure out where she comes from. It got a pretty quick (and short lived) TV adaption. We were pleasantly surprised by this one. Hype was real.
With Priest, they’re not putting the full (and excellent) Deathstroke run on sale and it’s not clear the second half of Black Adam will be collected, so we’d point you to his Justice League run with Pete Wood
There’s more here, but that’s the top of our list. And we wonder if a Milestone sale is set for next week?
The Marvel Spider-Woman Sale runs through Monday, 2/19
Except… it’s not just Spider-Woman. It’s Spider-Woman, Spider-Girl and Araña.
We know what you’re asking: where’s Silk? And we have no answer for that.
What do we like out of this? We’re not really current on Spider-Woman, but we can tell you that the original Spider-Woman comic is a deeply weird book. Lots of magic early on. Morgan Le Fey, Werewolf By Night, The Brothers Grim. If you like the more bizarre corners of ’70s/’80s Marvel for its strangeness, it’s worth a look.
DeFalco & Frenz had around a 12-year run on the various Spider-Girl titles and you don’t see that kind of longevity very often.
- Araña – Fiona Avery / Mark Brooks
The Marvel Gerry Duggan Sale runs through Monday, 2/19.
It would seem that Gerry Duggan has ignored the usual corporate career advice and let his bosses notice him. In fact, he has been writing a fair amount of comics lately, particularly in the world of X.
Here are the highlights:
What’s good? This may come as a bit of a shock if you haven’t sampled it, but Savage Avengers has a Defenders vibe to it… except it’s Conan’s non-team, not Doctor Strange’s or Nighthawk’s. It’s odd, rambling and fun. The absolute high point? Conan questioning Doctor Doom’s manhood in a thorough dressing down.
The Marauders was one of the more dependable titles in the HoX/PoX era of X-title. This would be Captain Pryde and her pirates.
With Uncanny X-Men, pay special attention to the Pepe Larraz issues. He was hitting a new level.
Manga on the DL
It appears there’s now an unnannounced sale on Dark Horse manga. Of these, our favorite is the old school classic Lone Wolf and Cub.
Random Comic Strip Discounts
More random comic strip collections are on the cheap. Not every volume, but scroll through the list and you’ll see a few.
Still on Sale