If you thought the holiday Comixology sales were over, think again. Those sales don’t *start* ending until Sunday. Joining our last batch are even more Marvel titles, wide sales from Image and BOOM!
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Remember, a lot of publisher listed sales before Christmas that are still going on, including that ridiculously good $0.99 Marvel Masterworks sale – everything we covered last time is still on sale.
Even More Marvel Sales
The “Marvel 2020 Instant Classics Sale” is perhaps a bit overstating what’s in it, but there a bit of interesting material… even if some of it looks like random volumes of ongoing series.
Black Bolt by Saladin Ahmed/Christian Ward/Frazier Irving/Stephanie Hans is the real deal. It won an Eisner and was a Hugo finalist. It opens as Black Bolt’s trying to figure out exactly how he got into this space prison and what happened to his powers. That prison sequence is something else.
Doctor Doom by Christopher Cantwell and Salvador Larroca was another delightful title that seemingly came out of nowhere. Doom’s been framed, he’s on the run and his enemies are moving on Latveria.
As with all the Marvel sales right now, this one expires on Sunday 1/3.
Image digital Graphic Novels are 1/2 off
Image has a graphic novel sale that’s broken up into two parts: A-N and O-Z. For the most part, this is 50% off the Image graphic novel catalog. So if you were waiting on something, there’s a good chance it’s among the 1,473 items offered.
If you want some special deals, though… that’s where the omnibuses come into play. Specifically the Robert Kirkman “Compendium” editions. (A lot of Image omnibuses are more expensive than getting the individual volumes, but Kirkman does it right.) The Invincible Compendium 3 volume set is ~1000 pages/9 TPB per volume. And it’s the same story with The Walking Dead Compendium set. Gets it down to roughly ~$2.25 per digital TPB. Best bang for your buck at Image.
Invisible at Dark Horse
For the Dark Horse Best of 2020 Sale, we’d draw your attention to Invisible Kingdom, which won a couple Eisner Awards. This G. Willow Wilson/Christian Ward SF vehicle concerns a the crew of a space freighter and a religious acolyte on the run from her order after discovering that said religious order has some very commercial interests. Suffice to say, the commercial interests aren’t particularly happy about being discovered and the tendrils reach to high places. This is also where we feign shock that Berger Books has a winner. (Some of us occasionally miss Vertigo.) This sale runs through Monday, 1/4.
The Sabrina and the Women of Archie Sale runs through Thursday (1/7) and we absolutely thing that the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa/Robert Hack Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and it’s 70s horror take on Ms. Spellman is worth your time. We’re not holding our breath for this version to return with the Netflix version wrapping up, but we’d sure welcome it.
Their whole line goes BOOM!
Boom’s linewide sale is broken into 3 parts, all of which run through Thursday, 1/7. You’ve got the graphic novels, single issues I and single issues II. You’ll want to pay attention that the $0.99 single issues aren’t less expensive than the collected edition, too.
For something that’s often overlooked, we really enjoyed the Planet of the Apes series by Daryl Gregory, Carlos Magno and Diego Barreto. Yes, the same Carlos Magno Marvel has since snapped up. This series leads up to the events of the original film and also does a good job of reconciling the original Pierre Boulle novel with the film continuity. We’d elaborate, but… spoilers. The whole run in conveniently in a single omnibus.
So, we were talking about Carlos Magno? He was BOOM!’s secret weapon for awhile. Deathmatch is a 12-parter written by Paul Jenkins and drawn by Magno. You know the old trope about superheroes getting kidnapped and forced to fight to the death? Well, this time Jenkins and Magno create their own cast of characters, so they can actually play out that concept. No backing off at the last minute. It’s also nice to see Jenkins with the gloves off, not worried about tying into an Event.
Oh, you wanted something current? Once & Future by Kierron Gillen and Dan Mora is a very fun series. Someone’s looking to resurrect King Arthur and… how to put this… Arthur never took kindly to foreigners. Arthur might want to do a little ethnic housekeeping if it were. A monster hunter must come out of retirement and coerce her grandson into the family business. It’s actually a breezy page turner.
This sale ends on Thursday, 1/7.