This week’s Comixology sales include: Dawn of X from Marvel, DC loosing The Sandman (and Sandman Mystery Theater), Horror from Dark Horse and Omnibus editions from Dynamite.
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The Marvel Dawn of X Sale runs through Thursday, 8/26.
Dawn of X is a different type of Marvel collected edition. This collects the titles of the Hickman X-Men line into a book format, but bounces between the various series in a manner similar to how one would read the issues as they came out. We’ve always felt that reading the entire line was an additive experience and this is probably the best way to experience that in the collected edition format. The 16 volumes of Dawn of X take you right up to the edge of X of Swords.
The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
The DC Spotlight: Sandman and the Sandman Universe Sales runs through Monday, 8/23.
We’re assuming you’re already heard of the Neil Gaiman Sandman series. (Note: sub-50% discounts again)
So let’s talk a bit about the very loosely connect pulp spin-off Sandman Mystery Theater. It’s a pulp detective feature with a bit of subtext that’s primarily written by Matt Wagner and/or Steven T. Seagal. Guy Davis is the primary artist. It’s a lost classic from the ’90s as the Golden Age Sandman, replete with gas mask and gas gun stalks his prey. This one DOES get you 50% off the collected editions (which will get you through issue#24) and 99-cent single issue.
The Long, Hot… Halloween?
The Dark Horse Hot August Horror sale runs through Monday, 8/23.
Yes, we did hear it got a little warm in Portland.
You can’t have a Dark Horse Horror sale without the Mignolaverse. Rise of the Black Flame by Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson and Christopher Mitten is the tale of the Hellboy villain when the power was controlled by a cult.
In a different direction, there’s John Allison’s (Bad Machinery, Giant Days) Steeple.
And you ever notice that Steve Niles has done quite a bit of Criminal Macabre?
Another One Rides the (Omni)Bus
The Dynamite Omnibus Sale runs through Monday, 9/13.
We would draw your attention to two things here.
First, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar is fantastic. It didn’t get quite as much attention when it came out from Epic and First, but it’s a large part of what he was working on between his first run at Marvel and when he returned for the run-up to Infinity Gauntlet.
Jeff Parker and Doc Shaner did an under the radar – and extremely fun – take on Flash Gordon a few years back that’s worth a look.
Still on Sale
- The Small Press Graphic Novel Mega Sale runs through Thursday, 9/9.