Highlights from this week’s Comixology Sales include Marvel offering up Empyre and most of the Kelly Thompson catalog. Women are in the spotlight at DC and Dark Horse with Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Invisible Kingdom and She Could Fly.
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2020’s Big Marvel Event is Now on Sale
The Marvel Empyre Sale runs through Sunday, 3/14.
Empyre was the big Marvel (universe-wide) crossover Event in 2020 where the Kree and Skrulls get a new Emperor and gang up on Earth.
Empyre: Road to Empyre is the optional introductory reading by… a little bit of everyone. There’s some minor prologue material, but it’s most useful for people who aren’t familiar with the Kree/Skrull War or Steve Englehart Avengers.
Empyre is the collection of the actual Empyre miniseries, plus the prologue/epilogue issues. The main series is by Al Ewing / Dan Slott / Valerio Schiti.
That’s the core. It’s a Marvel Event, so there are all kinds of spin-off titles you can opt into if you like. We thought the X-Men tie-in was the best read. Captain Marvel V. 4 in the Kelly Thompson sale below had some impact on the overall plot. Maybe avoid the Captain America mini?
It’s the Kelly Thompson Weekend at Marvel
The Marvel Kelly Thompson Sale runs through Sunday 3/14.
The Wonderful Women of DC Sale runs through Monday, 3/15.
This would celebrating characters, more than creators. As has been the case lately, these aren’t always the biggest discounts, so keep an eye on how many issues there are per collection. Making this goofier is that fewer of the single issues are on sale right now, so you can’t always save a little extra with $0.99 single issues.
Promethea is the metaphysical masterpiece by Alan Moore, J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray. A young woman is transformed into the embodiment of imagination… which brings some ancient detractors out of the shadows.
Wonder Woman there’s a LOT of Wonder Woman on sale, as you might expect. We’re pointing towards the Heroes Reborn Rucka/Scott/Sharp run. (Vol. 1-4 or single issues 1-25 + the rebirth special.) Getting the single issues is ever so slightly cheaper than getting the collected editions which are slightly cheaper than the omnibuses.
Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner / Jimmy Palmiotti / Chad Hardin always made us chuckle. It’s an absurdist excursion into the DCU.
Invisible or Fly?
The Dark Horse Women in Comics Sale runs through Monday, 3/15.
This is not the first time we’ve sung the praises of Invisible Kingdom by G. Willow Wilson and Christian Ward. It’s a science fiction tale of a conspiracy when a religion and a corporation attempt to rig the game.
Something else that might be of interest is She Could Fly. Before Christopher Cantwell blew up over at Marvel, he teamed up with Martín Morazzo for this pair of tales about a mentally disturbed 15-year old girl tracking down the secrets of, and technology behind, a woman seen flying across the Chicago skies.