In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, Marvel lowers prices on Ultimate Spider-Man and their villains; DC slashes the Golden and Silver Ages; Dark Horse discounts Resident Alien.
Where did the New Releases and Sale pages go?
In case you’re having troubles with the new UIX (a LOT of people have been):
The Eensy Weensy Bendis Sale
The Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man Sale runs through Monday, 11/21.
Yes, this essentially one very long Bendis-written run, broken up across two people wearing Spidey’s mask. And for the most part, its a very good run. This sale is easily broken into three parts:
- Ultimate Spider-Man – essentially, the Peter Parker years. Mark Bagley is artist for most of the run. Skip the omnibus (too expensive for V.1-3 of these larger collections), get the regular editions.
- Ultimate Comics Spider-Man – with art by Bagley, Pichelli, David Lafuente and Chris Samnee. It’s a relaunch, continuing the Parker years to the <spoilers>
- Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man Fallout – with art by Bagley and Sara Pichelli. This is the transition to Miles Morales.
The Naughty List
The Marvel Villains Sale runs through Monday, 11/21.
This is a potpourri mix of villain-centric titles, but it’s really a decent mix if you sift through it and there are a few things we definitely recommend, the top three of which are:
Doctor Doom by Christopher Cantwell and Salvador Larroca. A fun and out of left field adventure that finds Doom framed for an at of international terrorism, deposed from the throne of Latveria, on the run and seeking revenge while engaging in an oddly bickering relationship with Kang the Conqueror. Good comics!
M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games by Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum and Scott Hepburn was another unexpected delight. You might be expect a farce with Oswald and Blum involved and it is a farce… sometimes. Other times it’s a fairly serious plot and flows between the two moods fluidly. M.O.D.O.K. is concerned he might be losing his mind. He’s seeing things. Like a wife and little M.O.D.O.K.s. And he’s trying to figure out what’s gone wrong and how to fix it, which will lead to encounters with Iron Man, Gwenpool and his maker.
And even further up the farce scale is Superior Foes of Spider-Man by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber. Boomerang has got the gang back together and he’s looking for a big score. things go off the rails in the most entertaining ways…
(If you’re looking for something a bit more serious and enjoy 70s Marvel, you could a lot worse than Super-Villain Team-Up, which is essentially Doctor Doom and Namor butting heads for the bulk of the run.)
DC’s Other Metals
The DC Golden Age and Silver Age Sale runs through Monday, 11/21.
And by “Golden Age and Silver Age,” they really mean the reprints with that in the title. In general, these tend to be high page count volumes. They vary a little from volume to volume, but it’s usually good bang for your buck, particularly the lower priced editions.
There’s also a selection of $0.99 single issues mostly corresponding to the collected editions, but usually extending a little past what’s in the book versions. If you go to the single issues listing, you’ll see not everything is on sale, just sections.
So let’s break this down by title:
- Batman: The Golden Age
- Doom Patrol: The Silver Age
- The Flash: The Silver Age
- Green Lantern – strangely, ONE issue of the Golden Age Green Lantern is on sale for $0.99 and it’s the Alfred Bester-penned debut of Vandal Savage.
- Green Lantern: The Silver Age
- The Hawk and The Dove: The Silver Age
- Justice League of America: The Silver Age
- Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age
- Showcase single issues
- Suicide Squad: The Silver Age
- Supergirl: The Silver Age (below the Superman collected editions)
- Superman: The Golden Age
- Teen Titans: The Silver Age
- Wonder Woman: The Golden Age
- World’s Finest: The Silver Age
What’s good here? We’ve always thought Doom Patrol was one of DC’s stronger Silver Age offerings, and its hard to undersell the deep weirdness of the original Wonder Woman comics… but let’s talk about the some of those ’40s single issues, which have a slight different appeal. There’s that Alfred Bester Green Lantern. Past that Detective Comics and Sensation Comics were originally anthologies, so if you dip into the single issues, there are other features in them. Depending on the exact issue, Detective will have The Crimson Avenger, Slam Bradley, The Boy Commandos (some of it by Simon & Kirby) and Airwave. Sensation will have Mr. Terrific, Wildcat, Black Pirate and Gay Ghost. You need to check the individual issues, because lineups swap and some of them only reprint the Batman or Wonder Woman lead.
Let’s See That Passport
The Dark Horse Resident Alien Sale runs through Monday, 11/28.
This would be the Peter Hogan / Steve Parkhouse series about a stranded alien hiding out as a small-town doctor. It’s better known as a TV series on Syfy.
At $4.99, the Resident Alien Omnibus V.1 is a good deal. It collects the first three “regular” collected edition. Speaking of which, while they’re not yet in an omnibus, V.4-6 of the “regular” collections are also on sale for $4.99 to underscore that the omnibus is a good deal. Single issues are $0.99.
Still On Sale
- The Marvel Monthly Black Panther Sale runs through Monday, 11/28
- The DC 90s Rewind Sale runs through Monday, 11/28
- The Marvel Daredevil Devil’s Reign Sale runs through Monday, 11/21
- The Dark Horse Digital Manga 2022 Sale runs through Monday, 11/26
- The Image Recent Hits Sale runs through Sunday, 11/20