In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, Superman’s “recent” work; Marvel discounts Star Wars, Daredevil and Deadpool; and Lone Wolf and Cub does some slashing.
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):
Last Sale of Krypton
The DC Superman Recent Hits Sale runs through Monday, 11/14.
The somewhat recent critical darling here is definitely the Gene Luen Yang / Gurihiru Superman Smashes the Klan which is a reinterpretation of an old Superman radio serial. Good comic and definitely YA-appropriate.
The slightly more recent and totally under most radars option is Superman: Man of Tomorrow by Robert Venditti and Paul Pelletier. Solid “classic” Superman tales with a sly sense of humor that quietly lead into a finale. The running gag about Clark Kent’s clothes is very well done, indeed.
And from the “we have no idea how this counts as recent” category, All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely really is a great Superman comic and a love letter to the Silver Age. Very much worth your time if you’ve never partaken of it.
Not the Holiday Special
The Marvel Star Wars by Aaron and Gillen Sale runs through Monday, 11/14.
That would be Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen.
The Janson Aaron run is conveniently collected in the Star Wars by Jason Aaron Omnibus. Aaron writes most of it (you’ve got some Kieron Gillen crossover issues in there) and there’s an artist rotation of John Cassaday, Stuart Immonen, Leinil Francis Yu, Mike Deodato, Jr., and Salvator Larroca, among others. And when we say “conveniently,” it also includes crossover issues of Darth Vader, Vader Down, Doctor Aphra, The Screaming Citadel and so forth. Saves a lot of reading order headaches, so thumbs up to that.
There is a convenient Star Wars by Kieron Gillen & Salvador Larroca Omnibus, but it’s not sale. (Booo…) It’ll put you back $40. You can pick up their run as volumes 7-11 of the regular Star Wars collections for $3.99@ and it’s effectively half price compared to the omnibus. (And you’ll note there are a couple Greg Pak/Phil Noto volumes in the sale after the Gillen/Larocca run.)
The Marvel Daredevil Devil’s Reign Sale runs through Monday, 11/21.
And really, this is a Chip Zdarsky Daredevil sale.
The order you want to follow goes like this:
- Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky: To Heaven Through Hell is what they’re calling the double volumes of his excellent run. And no, the comics aren’t as pretentious as the name it’s been given. Marco Checchetto is the lead artist for this. The through lines of the series are the competing gang interests in Hell’s Kitchen, the saga of Mayor Fisk and insurgencies by some sinister billionaires.
- Devil’s Reign is the Event mini-series where Mayor Fisk makes his moves, declares super heroes illegal (in a sort of spin on Civil War’s Superhero Registration Act) leaving Hornhead and the heroes of New York City to resist. Let’s be honest… these are really Daredevil issues with guest stars for the purpose of the series. Zdarsky and Checchetto are still the creative team.
- Daredevil: The Woman Without Fear by Zdarsky and Rafael de Latorre is the adventures of Elektra during Devil’s Reign. Why it’s called this would be mild spoilers territory, though you can probably guess.
The other spin-off minis are purely optional.
The Merc with the… Discounts?
The Marvel Deadpool Massive Sale runs through Monday 11/14.
And yes, there’s a LOT here. Let’s hit the highlights of the longer running series:
- Deadpool Classic – Starting at the beginning, it’s something of a catch-all series of collections
- Deadpool by Joe Kelly – roughly matched up with Deadpool Classic V. 2-4
- Cable & Deadpool (’04-’08) – Most associated with Fabian Nicieza and Patrick Zircher
- Deadpool (’08-’12) – The Daniel Way era
- Deadpool (’12-’15) – The Brian Posehn/Gerry Duggan era
- Deadpool (’18-’19) – Skottie Young / Nic Klein
The Baby Cart Assassin
The Dark Horse Digital Manga 2022 Sale runs through Monday, 11/26.
We highly recommend Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima. The Shogun’s executioner’s family is killed and the executioner framed for treason. He escapes with his infant son and undertakes work as an assassin while biding his time to gain revenge on those who plotted against him.
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 DC Black Adam & the JSA runs through Monday, 11/14
- The DC Black Adam & the JSA Sale Single Issue Sale also runs through Monday, 11/14
- The Image Fall Sale runs through Sunday, 11/13
- The Image Recent Hits Sale runs through Sunday, 11/20