This week in Comixology Sales, Marvel discounts Wolverine’s demise and the solo X-Men adventures, DC cuts the Justice League pricing, we have a look at some under-the-radar Image titles in their large Fall sale and… Cursed Pirate Girl!
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The Marvel Death of Wolverine Sale runs through Sunday, 10/3.
Spoilers: he gets better.
This sale is pretty straight forward. If you want the full Event experience, Death of Wolverine: The Complete Collection gets you a little more bang for your buck.
Mutants Without Partners
The Marvel X-Men Solo Series Sale runs through Thursday, 10/7.
This would be a collection of some of the mini-series and otherwise short lived titles featuring the various members of the X-family off on their own.
Of the set, Legion (or Legion: Legacy as it’s sometimes referred to) by Si Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat is probably the one with the most lasting influence. You might also be interested in a bit of Chris Claremont. Everyone once in a while, Marvel will give him the greenlight and this 2014 Nightcrawler series drawn by Todd Nauck is one of those.
The Marvel Venom-Carnage Sale runs through Sunday, 12/17.
Gosh, it’s like there was a movie out or something…
The Venom saga starts with this Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection. That puts you in the David Michelinie/Todd McFarlane era of the book.
Maximum Carnage isn’t the first appearance of Carnage, but it’s the BIG story arc where Carnage really gets the spotlight, a few years after Venom debuted.
Justice over the Years
The DC Spotlight: Justice League Sale runs through Monday, 10/4.
This is one of those mezzanine level, 50% off sales that are becoming the norm for DC. What’s on sale? A whole bunch of Justice League, naturally. And the older single issues are $0.99, so make sure it’s not cheaper to get single issues than the collected edition. (It’s usually cheaper to get the collected edition if it’s on sale, but not always.)
The original Justice League of America run is here. You can get the first 41 issues or so in collected editions and another batch in the #80s-#90s, but this is mostly a single issue affair. We always thought the Steve Englehart/Dick Dillin era was Peak JLA: #139-146; 149-150. The Gerry Conway/Dick Dillin/George Perez era that followed has it’s fans, too. Conway was on the title a looooooong time.
For an oddity, long before he was doing Deathstroke and Vampirella, Priest did a run on Justice League Task Force. A title you really don’t hear the name of very often. The cleanest place to start (darn those pesky cross-overs) is probably #17, which Mark Waid writes and Priest pops back in with the next issue.
For pure Bang For The Buck, it’s hard to beat Justice League Quarterly. The ’90-’94 series is eclectic as all get out for creators (see for yourself) and it’s 70+ pages for $0.99/pop. Definitely cheaper getting the single issues on this one. If you see a creator lineup you like on an issue, it’s cheap!
The more recent material is also available, but we figure you’re already familiar with that.
Hidden Treasure From Image
The Image Fall Reading Sale runs through Friday, 10/15.
Normally, we don’t recommend $20+ digital collections… but we’ll make an exception for Spawn Compendium V.1 because it’s a 50 issue collection and that comes out to roughly $0.48/issue, which is as cheap as it comes. Spawn’s pretty hot right now and this is a good way to see how it started. Todd McFarlane is even penciling Spawn before Greg Capullo and Tony Daniel enter the picture. Plus all those early guest writers like Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.
Speaking of things that are hot right now, Kyle Higgins seems to have a hit on his hands with Radiant Black, but not that many people remember his previous indie superhero vehicle, C.O.W.L. Co-written by Alec Seigel and drawn by Rod Reis concerns a labor union for superheroes in ’60s Chicago.
The Monolith, written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray and illustrated by Phil Winslade is a comic that was originally published by DC, with the rights having returned to the creators. (Do not say that last part around the Marvel legal offices this week. Someone might get alarmed.) A troubled young woman discovers golem in her basement in this one. A very angry golem who thirsts for revenge. It’s something you may not have heard of and we’re saps for Phil Winslade’s art.
Another lesser-known series by a now more prominent creator is twenty-seven by Charles Soule and Renzo Podestá. Yes, Soule is on the prolific side. This one explores why all those famous musicians die at the age of 27. An occult conspiracy? That would be telling.
The BOOM! YA All Day Sale runs through Friday 10/1.
We would draw your eye to a wonderfully idiosyncratic comic: Jeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl. We’re not sure we’d necessarily call it YA, so much as living in it’s own space in sort of an surreal Alice in Wonderland kind of way… but with pirates and ghosts. Such a unique work!
Still on Sale
- The Small Press Manga Sale runs through Monday, 10/4