Comixology (at Amazon) Sales – The Batman Day Sale

In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, it’s the Batman Day Sale!

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):

Housekeeping

A couple things to be aware of this week:

#1 – The current Image sale is scheduled to end Friday. This means there will probably be a new sale of Image first volumes on Saturday, so you might want to hit the main link and look for it. We’ll likely cover that next week, since these sales have been running for multiple weeks. Warning: Amazon has been putting these Image sales on the same link, so you might have to reload 2-3 times before the new one shows up. That’s just how it’s been working for the last month or so.

And yes, it’s unusual for sales to start on a Saturday.

#2 – No Marvel this week. This happens every once in a while and we’ll see if something pops up over the weekend, since it looks like they might have a new Image sale scheduled.

Wouldn’t “Batman Night” Be More Appropriate?

The DC Batman Day Sale runs through Monday, 9/18.

Surprise, surprise – the prices look correct on this one. (Forgive us some cynicism after the last month.) Which is to say most, not quite all, of the Batman material is discounted.

Let’s break down some of the highlights by series/volume.

Your classic / pre-New 52 material is largely going to be in:

Now… you sorta need to browse both, because with how the two titles started crossing over from the 80s on up, you’re never quite sure which title a collection/story arc/Event will be filed under. And yes, we do like the 80s collections of Caped Crusader and Dark Knight Detective for $3.99 – $5.99@ (mostly $4.99). And yes, Knightfall, No Man’s Land, and the like are all in there.

Some more pre-Crisis ongoing titles:

  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat – Alan Grant’s title, w/Norm Breyfogle, early on. (Get more of them in Dark Knight Detective/Caped Crusader)
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight – standalone arcs by different creative teams, but consistently good
  • Batman: Streets of Gotham – Paul Dini’s in-continuity series w/Dustin Nguyen
  • The Brave & The Bold – Batman team-ups. Bob Haney, Neal Adams and Jim Aparo were notable creators here. Haney/Aparo was the team on a LOT of comics. (Now if we could get a Nemesis collection…)

And some pre-Crisis one-offs of note:

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller’s classic that upset the card table. $2.99 and your life will be fine if you miss the sequels.
  • Batman/Spawn – We’ll confess preferring the Chuck Dixon/Alan Grant/Doug Moench/Klaus Janson tale to the Frank Miller/Todd McFarlane one, but this collects both. $2.99
  • Trinity – Matt Wagner’s Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman team-up. $2.99

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns   Batman/Spawn   Trinity

New 52 and forward, your main titles are:

  • Batman (’11-’16) – The Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo run
  • Batman (’16-current) – starts with the Tom King era and the discounts run through Joshua Williamson’s run
    • Save a couple bucks on the Tom King run with the “Deluxe” editions
  • Detective Comics (’11-’16) – originally Tony Daniels (how many printings did his first issue have?)
  • Detective Comics (’16-current) – Starts out with James Tynion’s first (and we’d say better) Batman run.

Some shorter runs of note in the New 52 era:

  • Batman: Universe (’19) – Brian Bendis and Nick Derington go against the current trend and deliver and light and fun Batman romp across the DCU that has a certain old school The Brave & the Bold vibe to it… but with more snark. Recommended. $2.99
  • Batman: The Adventures Continue – The Animated Series brain trust of Alan Burnett & Paul Dini continue where the cartoon left off with Ty Templeton on art. 2 volumes @$2.99
  • Batman: The Detective – Tom Taylor (sorta “Mr. DC” right now) and Andy Kubert take Batman to Europe where his past rears its head and some actual detection is performed. $2.99

Batman Universe   Batman: The Adventures Continue   Batman: The Detective

And above the $2.99 level?

Tales of the Batman: Steve Englehart – Englehart’s Detective run with Marshall Rogers and Walt Simonson is one of the “definitive runs” of all-time and in a contender for best run. This has the sequel runs, plus the Aquaman (with some Batman) sequel to “The Laughing Fish” with Trevor Von Eeden. 452 pages for $7.99

Batman: Killing Time – Tom King and David Marquez get their noir on with Batman following the trail of a heist gone bad as his rogues gallery double-cross each other. We read this recently and liked it a lot. $4.99

Batman: Tales of the Demon Denny O’Neil / Neal Adams / Don Newton. This would be a collection of the original Ra’s al Ghul. Which is to say, the more famous original arc in the early ’70s and when O’Neil revisited the character a few years later in DC Special and the dollar-sized run of Detective. Ideally, we’d like to see a lower price than $7.99 for this page count, but its a good collection with one of the key villains in the Bat-mythos.

Tales of the Batman: Steve Englehart   Batman: Killing Time   Batman: Tales of the Demon

Plenty more here and worth a weekend browse.

Do Not Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons…

The Dark Horse 2023 Dragon Age Digital Sale runs through Monday, 10/2.

This one’s pretty straightforward. The comics come in 3 formats and the omnibus is the best value of the bunch.

Dragon Age

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