Heads up – Black Friday sale season has officially begun and we’re probably going to be posting a little more frequently this week. First up at bat: Marvel has a couple STOOPID cheap sales on their Epic Collections and Hawkeye.
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20 Comics For the Price of 1!
$3.99 Epic Collections. Figure all of them that are older than ~6 months from debut. Since most of those collect around 20 issues, we’re serious about that 20 issues for the price of 1 headline. ~80%-89% off, depending on list price. If you like Marvel, this is a SPLENDID time to fill in the holes in your collection, so do some browsing.
Conan is on sale less often than other Marvel titles, so if you like the Cimmerian, you might want to grab these first. Two runs are here: The Conan Chronicles is the title for the collections of Dark Horse material. That starts out with a very strong Kurt Busiek/Cary Nord run, followed by Tim Truman tagging in as writer and adding Paul Lee and a few other to the artist rotation. Recommended for barbarian fans! Conan the Barbarian is the classic Marvel run. Scroll down to the Collected editions on the series page for the Roy Thomas/Barry Windsor-Smith/John Buscema/Gil Kane/Neal Adams classic. This one needs no introduction.
Seriously, take a good browse through this sale. It’s hard to go wrong with ~400-500 pages for $3.99. We will make one small suggestion: you can get the widely-loved, yet under-hyped Ann Nocenti/John Romita, Jr./Al Williamson Daredevil run across three volumes and that’s sure worth a look. (This is where Typhoid Mary debuts, among other things.
Slings and Arrows…
This one is of a similar flavor to the Epic sale. You remember the Matt Fraction/David Aja (with special guest appearance by Steve Lieber) Hawkeye series that was all the rage a few years back an inspired the Disney+ series that’s about to debut? $0.99 for the first collection, $1.99 each for the rest. It’s good AND it’s cheap. What more do you want?
We also particularly recommend the Steve Englehart Avengers West Coast run, but you’re better off with the Epic Collections with those (and the rest of the run, where available.)
Marvel has two other sales that fall into the more common ~60-67% off range, Both running through Sunday, 11/18. We’d say hit the Epics and Hawkeye before you venture further — those are the holiday discounts!
- The Marvel Latest and Greatest Sale (Amazon link)is an eclectic set of releases. There is a little bit of Conan – old and current – sprinkled in at random, if you’re seeking that.
- The Champions Sale is for both the 70s and current incarnations of Champions. To illustrate our point about where the deals lie this week, The Champions Classic: The Complete Collection is the same size as an Epic Collection, but will run you $3 more.
Happy browsing and we’ll be back when the next Black Friday sales drop.