Highlights of this week’s Comixology Sales include Magneto and Secret Wars from Marvel, a Batman “spotlight” from DC and a Small Press Round Up.
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The Marvel Magneto Sale runs through Sunday, 5/23.
For a good value, check out the X-Men Epic Collections (scroll down to collected editions or just look at the main sale link). High page counts = low cost per issue.
If you want something off the beaten path, Cullen Bunn and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (pre-Vision) did an interesting and dark Magneto series in ’14-’15.
But Is It REALLY a Secret?
The Marvel Secret Wars sale runs through Thursday, 5/27.
This is the Secret Wars that’s the endcap to the Jonathan Hickman Avengers run (and to an extent, his Fantastic Four run as well). When the timestream collapses… well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?
The main Secret Wars mini-series by Hickman and Esad Ribic is where you want to start with this and you can move on to the myriad of tie-in titles included in the sale if a character’s side-story catches your eye.
I Shall Become… A Bat
DC’s Batman Spotlight Sale runs through Monday, 5/24.
Keep an eye on the discounts here. Plenty of books are only 40-46% off, which not Cheap. More are 50%, which is so-so for DC. A couple things at a better discount?
Batman: Death Mask by Yoshinori Natsume is a manga edition that’s 60% off.
Batman: Tales of the Demon is a collection of Ra’s al Ghul stories. The originals, plus a sequence from ’78-’80. Denny O’Neil is the scribe with Neal Adams and Don Newton dominating the art. This one is 74% off, though it’s starting from higher list price.
The Small Press Starter Sale runs through Thursday, 5/27.
These are the first volumes of series put out by smaller publishers. Highlights?
We do like AHOY Comics here at the Tower of Cheap. The Wrong Earth by Tom Peyer, Jamal Igle and Juan Castro is one of their best. Think Adam West Batman and Dark Knight Batman switching places and being bewildered by each other’s world.
Watson & Holmes: A Study in Black by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi and Larry Stroman is a reimaging of Sherlock Holmes in contemporary Harlem. It’s also very good.
Going a little further off the beaten path, we hadn’t heard of the Shame series by Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton. John Bolton remains a very underappreciated artist.