In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, The Immortal Hulk and Mighty Avengers get discounts from Marvel. DC slashes Gods and Monsters (and Green Lantern). Plus, Dark Horse Art Books.
Where did the New Releases and Sale pages go?
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Behind the Green Door
Marvel’s Immortal Hulk Sale runs through Monday, 4/17.
It’s been a bit over a year since this run ended, but Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing and (mostly) Joe Bennett is right up the with the best Hulk runs and we’d call it the best example of The Hulk as a horror character. Can The Hulk or any of the others mutated by Gamma radiation truly die? What is this mysterious Green Door they keep seeing and who lives on the other side of it? Highly, highly recommended series.
The cheapest way to get the run is the single volumes. V.1-10 collect the 50 issue series. V. 11 collects some one shots and specials, so get that instead of the Carnage collection (that issue is in V. 11). If you like you can get another collection of spin-off issues in Immortal Hulk: Great Power, but it’s a side trip.
The Marvel Mighty Avengers Sale runs through Monday, 4/17.
Mighty Avengers has been a spin-off Avengers title a few times. Yes, believe it or else, there didn’t used to be 3+ series with “Avengers” in the title each month.
All this started with the ’07 – ’10 Mighty Avengers, which is a Bendis-era title. This is in two larger collections. The first is Bendis and the second written by Dan Slott. LOTS of artists tagging in and out on this one. We do, however, have a preference for the Slott run. It wasn’t really a traditional Avengers lineup, but it definitely had a traditional Avengers feel in an era where that was unusual.
The next two iterations, might as well count as the same book. the ’13-’14 edition of Mighty Avengers is by Al Ewing and (mostly) Greg Land. This followed by the ’14-’15 Captain America & The Might Avengers. This time Luke Ross joins Ewing as the primary artist. If you’ve been reading Ewing’s work of late, you’ll be interested to know this is early work with The Blue Marvel / Adam Brashear.
Ah, a Brendan Fraser Reference!
The DC Gods & Monsters Sale runs through Monday, 4/17.
Yes, Brendan Fraser did star in the film Gods & Monsters, and he’s a DC actor. Then again, so did Ian McKellan and he’s Magneto. Were they alluding to the DCU Animated Original? We’ll go with Brendan Fraser.
It’s another eclectic assortment for us to sift through and there’s some good Green Lantern material this time out.
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns is a very good run by Geoff Johns with some Dave Gibbons, Rod Reis, Carlos Pacheco and Patrick Gleason tagging in and out, among others. Especially the Sinestro Corps War sequence in V. 3, which we’d put as the apex of the run.
If you scroll down to the bottom of this link, you’ll find three volumes of Green Lantern: Sector 2814, which starts out as Len Wein and Dave Gibbons, then transitions to the beginning of the Steve Englehart/Joe Staton run that eventually turns into Green Lantern Corps, post-Crisis. Another good run.
And near the bottom of this Brave & the Bold link, you’ll find three volumes of Batman by Neal Adams. A heads up, the first volume is mostly Brave & the Bold with Bob Haney (and we like our Bob Haney). What most people think of when they think of Adams on Batman is the material from Batman and Detective Comics with Denny O’Neil and Frank Robbins. That’s V.2 & 3. V. 3 also has the Power Records comics. Stacked Cards, represent.
Also of potential interest, we think this is the first time Suicide Squad: Get Joker! has been discounted.
The Art Show
The Dark Horse – Art Books Digital Sale runs through Monday, 5/1.
This is mostly an art book sale, but we did find some actual comics in it.
Kabuki is the series that brought David Mack to prominence and one we’ve enjoyed over the years. It’s a spy/mob/assassins mashup with themes about identity and yes, you could call these art books, because they’re extremely well illustrated. An assassin in the near future tries to sever ties with her agency and things like this always have complications. In this case, layers of complications. Kabuki was supposed to have been picked up as a TV show by Sony, but we haven’t heard anything about that in awhile, so… maybe? It would be a good property to adapt.
And then there’s Inside Moebius. This is a bit on the abstract side. It’s not really a series of graphic novels, more like some avant garde diaries in comics format where Jean (Moebius) Giraud meditates on his creative process and illustrates himself interacting with a few of the characters he created.