In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, it’s May the 4th, so that means a Star Wars Sale. And also… Carnage?
Where did the New Releases and Sale pages go?
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In case you’re having troubles with the new UIX (a LOT of people have been):
Yes, we know May 4th is a holy day for many of you, so we’re breaking down the Star Wars Sale today and then we’ll be back at the normal time for the rest of this week’s sales.
Nothing But Star Wars… except for Carnage
The Marvel May the Fourth Star Wars Sale runs through Monday, 5/8.
First, let’s run through the highlights. Where appropriate, we’ll be linking the the omnibus editions. You can toggle between “omnibuses” and “volumes” (i.e. the “regular,” thinner collected editions) using the drop down menu on the left hand side of the screen under the series picture/graphic.
- Bounty Hunters (’20 – present) – Ethan Sacks / Paolo Villanelli
- War of the Bounty Hunters (’21) – Charles Soule / Steve McNiven / Luke Ross, wherein Boba Fett tries to deliver a carbonite encased Han Solo to Jaba the Hutt
- Darth Vader (’15-’16) – The AMAZING Kieron Gillen / Salvador Larroca run
Vader Down – the Darth Vader / Star Wars crossover sequence that is KEY to this run if you’re getting the “regular” volumes – it’s in the omnibus editions.
- Darth Vader (’17 – ’18) – The also great Charles Soule / Giuseppe Camuncoli run
- Darth Vader (’20 – present) – Greg Pak and Raffaele Ienco step in.
- Doctor Aphra (’16-’19) – Sort of an evil Indiana Jones in the Star Wars universe, spinning off from Darth Vader. The early Gillen/Walker run is particularly good.
The Screaming Citadel – Star Wars/Aphra crossover with key plot points to the early sequence – it’s included in the Omnibus, but not the “regular” volumes. (Seeing a pattern?)
- Doctor Aphra (’20 – present) – Alyssa Wong / Marika Cresta / Minkyu Jung
- Kanan: The Last Padawan – Star Wars Rebels prequel by by Greg Weisman and Pepe Larraz
- The Mandalorian (’22-’23) – Steven Barnes and Georges Jeanty adapt the first season
- Star Wars (’15-’19) – The Marvel flagship title amazingly went 4 years without a relaunch!
- Star Wars (’20 – present) – The relaunch! And, following protocol, Charles Soule moves from Darth Vader to Star Wars, like Gillen before him.
- Star Wars: The High Republic (’21-’22)
Recommendations? For whatever reason, Darth Vader seems to bring out the best in Marvel. Those first two series with Gillen and Soule, especially. Is is a coincidence Lucasfilm hired Charles Soule as a creative consultant?
Your under the radar title is Kanan. A very solid series from one the Star Wars Rebels producers and Pepe Larraz has since been promoted to X-Men.
And then, at the bottom of the Star Wars sales page, there are a bunch of Carnage comics on sale. We have absolutely no idea why this is. Then again, is it the first time we were baffled? That would be a big NOPE.
So, if you want old school Spidey vs. Carnage, our recommendation would be the Carnage: Born in Blood Epic Collection. This gets you the first Carnage arc, as well as Maximum Carnage.
While we’re not seeing Ram V’s current horror (and Asgard) tinged Carnage title in the sale, we’re fans (the few, the proud) of the Gerry Conway / Mike Perkins Carnage run that took it in a definite horror direction with an almost Tomb of Dracula-like vibe.
Still On Sale
- The Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Legacy Sale runs through Monday, 5/15
- The DC Green Arrow Sale runs through Monday, 5/8
- The DC Video Game Tie-In Sale runs through Monday, 5/8
- The Dark Horse – 2023 Creepy Eerie Digital Sale runs through Monday, 5/15
- The Kodansha – What’s Next, Kodansha EDENS ZERO Sale runs through Monday, 5/8