This week in Comixology Sales, we look at the back half of DC’s 70+% off Labor Day sale, plus Ka-Zar and X-Men get the discount treatment at Marvel.
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DC Has STRONG Discounts
No, you’re not hallucinating. DC broke out of their slump with some of the best discounts they’ve had in months. 73-77% off. It’s better than a BOGO sale.
The “DC Labor Day Sale” comes in two parts. Part One contains 100 Bullets though John Constantine, Hellblazer. (We looked at that last time out.) Part Two contains John Constantine, Hellblazer through Zero Hour. There’s a ton of material here, including some semi-recent offerings so be sure to have a good browse. That said, here’s some things that caught our eye in Part Two, but might not be at the top of your mind.
Let’s start out with Hellblazer. The adventures of anti-hero John Constantine were a pretty consistently good read from Vertigo for a very long time before internal politics killed the original series. 22 volumes are on sale, ranging from $2.99 – $4.99, depending on the volume.
Not so long ago, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves revisiting the Paul Levitz/Keith Giffen era of Legion of Superheroes (which starts out as Levitz/Pat Broderick). The Great Darkness Saga and The Curse – read in that order – are two thick volumes of prime material for $3.99/$4.99. Outstanding buys.
And if we’re talking Levitz/Giffen Legion, we should probably also be talking Marv Wolfman and George Perez on New Teen Titans, DC’s other defining book of the pre-crisis era. Fortunately, the sale is accommodating us and there are 11 volumes on sale for $2.99 a pop. (Cheap.) That takes you into the early Baxter series era. A very influential series to this day.
Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon certainly raised its already large profile when it got a TV adaption. Definitely not a comic for the easily offended, it concerns a disillusioned preacher, his girlfriend and his vampire buddy looking for God, who’s gone missing. That’s safe for work version anyway. Watch out for the New Orleans vampire sequence, it’s… but that would be spoiling. At $2.99 a pop for the 350+ page collections, this is another off the chart value.
Speaking of large page counts for $2.99, remember when Gail Simone was writing the Secret Six? This is one of those title that Comixology splits up a little strangely, Volume 1 contains Villains United and the first Secret Six’s 6 issues. That was all in the run-up to Infinite Crisis. Volume 2 is where the second series starts and this is where we think it hits its stride as dark exploration of DC’s ne’er-do-wells.
This might not be the consensus opinion, but we lean towards Omega Men being Tom King’s best DC writing. It’s also probably his least known. He was way under the radar when it started. You want this for $3.99, ignore the other link that’s the more expensive digital version of a print hard cover. (We always chuckle at HC prices for digital.)
And we end with another spectacular buy. You may recall that a pre-Saga Brian K. Vaughan teamed with Pia Guerra for Y: The Last Man about the sole male survivor of a mysterious plague. It’s got a TV adaptation that drops on 9/13. The omnibus editions are $2.99, same price as the regular (thinner) collections. We’re not sure how much more you could ask for. Click here, scroll down to “Omnibuses” and have at it.
There’s a ton more on sale and these discounts are unusual for DC, so carve out some time to browse this sale on your own.
Lord of the
Jungle… er, Savage Land
The Marvel Ka-Zar Sale runs through Thursday, 9/9.
The best known Ka-Zar might be the 80’s Bruce Jones/Brent Anderson run, the first off of which is collected in Ka-Zar: Savage Dawn.
If you’d like something a bit more unexpected, Mark Waid and Andy Kubert had Ka-Zar squaring off against Thanos. Yes, that Thanos.
And if you’re particularly old school, you’ll remember that Ka-Zar goes back all the way to the original 40s run of Marvel Mystery Comics.
There’s a bit more here, including some random Epic Editions where Ka-Zar appeared, for you to browse.
X-Men Event Editions
The X-Men Milestones Sale runs through Thursday, 9/9.
It’s a set of collections of X-family crossover events and it pretty self-explanatory. Looking to catch up on the original Inferno before Jonathan Hickman does his version? This is where you can do that.
Still on Sale
- The Small Press Graphic Novel Mega Sale runs through Thursday, 9/9
- The Marvel Shang-Chi Sale runs through Sunday, 9/12
- The Dynamite Omnibus Sale runs through Monday, 9/13
- The IDW GI Joe Sale runs through Thursday, 9/16
- The IDW Transformers Sale runs through Thursday, 9/16