This week in Comixology Sales: Marvel’s still running a BOGO with two sales you can stack discounts on; DC slashes prices on Black Label titles and subscribers get 50% off a bunch of indie publishers.
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Half Price Marvel
As you may have heard, Marvel has one of their mostly line wide Buy One Get One Free sales going on. Click here for the codes. (Type it in with ALL CAPS) The sale runs through 11PM ET on Sunday, 7/11. The sale is on material released prior to 6/4/21. No bundles, etc. You know the drill by now. HOWEVER, since these discounts stack, let us point out:
The Black Widow Sale (with strange Epic Collections) that runs through Sunday, 7/18.
What’s good for Black Widow? We always liked the Richard K. Morgan (yes, as in Altered Carbon)/Goran Parlov/Sean Phillips/Bill Sienkiewicz run that’s collected in Welcome to the Game.
You also can’t go wrong with the Mark Waid/Chris Samnee run, that’s also conveniently collected in a single volume.
And coming in fresh is the Exiles Sale. This title was an X-Men / Age of Apocalypse spin-off of sorts with a team of mutants drawn from various realities dimension hopping and trying to fix the time stream. The original version had a healthy 100 issue run.
Someone at DC likes Johnnie Walker?
Hmmm… we wonder what DC likes to drink? At any rate, DC has a Black Label sale on through Monday, 7/12. Black Label being sorta/kinda the new Vertigo imprint, but with a little more emphasis on alternate versions of their superhero lineup, not just horror and genre material. And the discounts aren’t as punk as in recent weeks. Collected editions are all over 50% for a change, about half are 60%+. Single issues are 50-60% off, depending on title. None of this miserly 45% off business this time out.
Our highest possible recommendation goes to John Constatine, Hellblazer by Si Spurrier / Aaron Campbell / Matias Bergara. It’s horror. It’s occasionally laugh out loud hilarious. It’s insideous and sneaky. Join us is being angry there were only 12 issues. One of the best Hellblazer runs in years and some of DC’s best recent work.
An excellent example of Black Label’s alternate takes on superheroes is Daniel Warren Johnson’s Wonder Woman: Dead Earth. Yes, “hero in a post-apocalyptical wasteland” is a subgenre at this point, HOWEVER… this is one of the better examples because of just how gosh darn kinetic and fun Johnson’s art is. There’s mayhem aplenty and we can confirm that his work is just about as “metal” as it gets. Excellence of execution!
There’s more to browse in the single issues here, as DC hasn’t put all the collected editions on sale yet. Please note, some of these titles are Euro-style albums in single issue format.
50% off all sorts of Indies for Unlimited Subscribers.
So the holiday sale comes after the holiday? It’s another blow out for Comixology Unlimited subscribers, with 50% off BOOM!, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Fantagraphics, Harlequin, Humanoids, Lion Forge, IDW, Kodansha and Oni. All through Monday, 7/12. Details here.
Now remember – the discounts stack, so if you’re a CU member, prices just got a lot more interesting for the following sales:
- Dark Horse Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Sale
- Dark Horse Masters of the Universe Sale – who knew there was a He-Man comic strip?
- Kodansha Summer Anime Sale
- Humanoids Epic Tales Sale – goes as low as $0.50 for an album
- Dynamite John Carter & Dejah Thoris Sale