In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, it’s more Black Friday Sales as DC has a ridiculous amount of great comics for $1.99 – $2.99. Plus, Dark Horse discounts Star Wars and The Orville.
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):
- The new releases page is here.
- The “Comics Deals” page is here.
- The Kindle Deals comics page is here.
Earlier in the week, we looked at the Marvel Black Friday Sales. Given the holiday, we’re back a little bit earlier than usual to look at DC and Dark Horse. Take your time and browse this through the weekend. You will want to have a close look at the DC sale.
DC Gets CHEAP for the Holidays
The DC Black Friday Sale runs through Monday, 11/27.
$1.99 collected editions cheap enough for you? Including some double volumes. How about 52? 26 issues per volume, ~570 pages & ~600 pages for $2.99 each. That’s cheap, all right.
We’ll be breaking format and just going down the list with some quick annotations. There is a LOT we like here for the prices and/or think is notable. Not as much Batman/Superman… but that sale was last week. You’ll also note this only goes from A-J. We expect L-Z will follow.
Without further adieu:
- 100 Bullets – Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso spin a tale about the intersection of revenge, crime and espionage. A classic from Vertigo. Double volumes for $1.99? Yup.
- 100 Bullets: Brother Lono – Azzarello and Risso return for a sequel
- 52 – Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns and Keith Giffen got together to produce a weekly comic that spanned the DC universe for a year. 52 issues, 2 volumes (collecting 26 issues each) for $2.99/volume.
- All-Star Superman – Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely write a love letter to Silver Age Superman tales. A classic we hear James Gunn is a big fan of. All 12 issues for $1.99
- Batman and Robin – The Grant Morrison / Frank Quitely / Cameron Stewart / Frazier Irving material
- Batman/Spawn – both of the 90s crossovers for $1.99
- Batman: Arkham Asylum – The Grant Morrison / Dave McKean classic for $1.99
- Camelot 3000 – Mike W. Barr / Brian Bolland – King Arthur returns to repel an alien invasion… as was foretold. ~300 pages / $1.99
- Challengers of the Unknown – Jack Kirby’s late ’50s, pre-Marvel SF/F adventurer team. Not quite superheroes, but you’ll be shocked how Fantastic Four it feels. ~300 pages / $1.99
- Clean Room – A lesser-known Gail Simone / Jon Davis-Hunt horror tale from Vertigo
- Creature Commandos – soon to be an animated series, these are the originals
- The Scott Snyder / Greg Capullo “Metal” crossover Events:
- DC: The New Frontier: Darwyn Cooke’s must-read classic about the dawn of the Silver Age characters
- Deadman – Collecting the appearance from Neal Adams in Strange Adventures through the ’80s mini-series.
- Dial H – The China Mieville / Alberto Ponticelli / Mateus Santolouco “weird fiction” take on the dial that gives it’s wearer new powers each time. A bizarre delight. ~400 pages / $2.99
- The Doomsday Clock – The Geoff Johns / Gary Frank crossover Event that brought Watchmen into the DC Universe. 455 pages/$2.99
- Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepus Chronicles – Mark Russell’s and Mike Feehan’s dark satire casts the cartoon character as a gay playwright facing off against the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s. No, really. It’s good.
- Fables – Bill Willingham’s / (mostly) Mark Buckingham’s series about the characters from fairy tales hiding out in New York City as refuges after their worlds have been conquered. A classic.
- Far Sector – N.K. Jemisin / Jamal Campbell take a new Green Lantern to the edge of the universe to solve a mystery. Absolutely wonderful book. ~300 pages / $1.99 – no excuses
- Final Crisis – The celebrated crossover Event by Grant Morrison / J.G. Jones / Doug Mahnke / Carlos Pacheco. 456 pages / $1.99 (!)
- The Flash (’87 – ’09) – $1.99/$2.99 omnibuses of the Mark Waid run. Watch to see if the Geoff Johns volumes prices get better in a couple days…
- The Flash: The Silver Age – The early stories, ~400 pages / $1.99
- Gotham Central – Ed Brubaker / Greg Rucka / Michael Lark / Stefano Gaudiano / Jason Alexander / Kano – The Gotham PD handles things without Batman. EXCELLENT series and $1.99 for double volumes. Just get it.
- Grayson – The Tim Seeley / (early) Tom King / Mikel Janin series with Dick Grayson as a spy/double agent
- Green Lantern (’60 – ’86)
- Green Lantern (’05 – ’11) – The Geoff Johns run… and this is more complicated than is should be, but it really is an excellent run.
- Hard Time: The Complete Series – Steve Gerber / Mary Skrenes / Brian Hurtt in a criminally below the radar of super powered teen who gets (shafted) sent to prison. 458 pages / $2.99
- Hardware: The Man in the Machine -Dwayne McDuffie and Denys Cowan gave this Milestone book a great opening arc.
- Hitman – The Garth Ennis / John McCrae bloody farce
- Infinite Frontier – The crossover Event. 392 pages / $1.99
- Jack of Fables – The Bill Willingham / Lilah Sturges/ Tony Akins / Russ Braun Fables companion book. (i.e., fun) – 16 issues/volume – $2.99
- JLA (’97-’06) – Starts with the Grant Morrison/Howard Porter Justice League run. Then some Mark Waid, Joe Kelly… even Chris Claremont / John Byrne. Double volumes for the most part / $1.99
- Jonah Hex: Shadows West – All of the Joe R. Lansdale / Tim Truman horror take on Jonah Hex for $1.99. Great stuff that started a lawsuit!
But that’s just our take on the highlights. At these prices, you should have a scroll through the sale yourself between now and Monday.
Nothing But Star Wars
The Dark Horse 2023 Star Wars Digital Sale runs through Monday, 12/25.
That’s right Dark Horse has Star Wars again. They have the YA license. Rule of thumb with this sale: the $0.99 single issues are cheaper than the collected editions when available. What’s in this sale?
- Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures
- Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories
- Star Wars: Tales From the Rancor Pit
- Star Wars: Rebels
It Only Looks Like Star Trek
The Dark Horse 2023 The Orville-Space Job Digital Sale runs through Monday, 12/18.
Again, you want the $0.99 single issues here for maximum cheap.
Enjoy the holiday and we’ll be back next week.
Still on Sale
- The Marvel Omnibus Sale runs through Monday, 12/4
- The Marvel Heroes Reborn sale runs through… (we think 11/27)
- The Marvel High Republic Sale runs through… (we think 11/27)
- The Dark Horse 2023 Elfquest Digital Sale runs through Monday, 12/4
- The Kodansha Finding Family Sale runs through Monday, 11/27
- The Dark Horse 2023 Minecraft Digital Sale runs through Monday, 12/4
- The Zenescope Green Eggs & BLAM! Digital Sale runs through Wednesday, 12/6
- The Marvel Secret Wars sale runs through Monday, 12/4
- The Dark Horse 2023 Jeff Lemire Digital Sale runs through Monday, 11/27
- The Zenescope Return to Wonderland Digital Sale runs through Wednesday, 11/22