Highlights from this week’s Comixology sales include a line-wide 50% off Dark Horse for CU subscribers, Squadron Supreme and House of M from Marvel and a big batch of “Sci-Fi” titles from Image.
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50% off All Dark Horse
The parade of Comixology Unlimited half-off sales continues. In the latest installment, all Dark Horse comics are 50% off through 11PM ET on Monday, 5/10 if you’re a Comixology Unlimited subscriber.
This includes new releases and pre-orders, so do yourself a favor. Go to the release date view and click forward to pre-order on the cheap.
And this discounts stacks on the “regular” sales, which means the current Stranger Things sale is extremely cheap! Especially the 50-cent single issues.
The Pastiche Evolved
The Marvel Squadron Supreme Sale runs through Sunday, 5/9.
Yes, what started out as a pastiche of DC’s Justice League grew into something a little bigger Marvel, as these things have a way of doing.
The centerpiece here is the Mark Gruenwald / Bob Hall / Paul Ryan Squadron Supreme series that’s still the bar by which this franchise is judged.
For a more old school version, the Squadron appears in their traditional sinister mode in Avengers: Serpent Crown by Steve Englehart and George Perez.
Not WandaVision, but…
The House of M Sale runs through Thursday, 5/13.
For those unfamiliar, this is the series where the Scarlet Witch snaps and rewrites reality to bring her children back into existence. It isn’t exactly the comics version of WandaVision, but it was surely an influence on it. Also, “no more mutants.” As a comic, it may have broken more things at Marvel than it fixed, but you can’t deny it’s influential.
The way to go here is to start with the actual Brian Bendis / Olivier Coipel series and then go back for the supplemental titles if you want more.
She Blinded Me With Science Fiction
The Image Sci-Fi Sale runs through Wednesday, 5/26.
Lots of good stuff on sale here and it’s worth flipping through when you have a chance. Some highlights?
Saga: Compendium One is the first 54 issues for $23.99. That’s a bit under 45 cents/issue. That’s CHEAP. We assume you haven’t been living under a rock and know what this Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples masterwork is. We keep hearing whispers that its return is imminent. Hopefully we hear something a little more concrete soon.
Farmhand is written and drawn by Chew’s Rob Guillory. If you like Chew, you’ll probably like Farmhand. Agriculture and pharma intersect as Jeddidiah Jenkins grows replacement organs on his farm. Harvest one and drop it into a patient – it’s plug and play. Except there’s a rot sinking to the organs and something lurking in the shadows.
That Jonathan Hickman guy who’s running the X-Men right now? He’s done a few things at Image. One of them is The Manhattan Projects with Nick Pitarra. It’s a sort of alternate history where the Manhattan Project brain trust is working on mad science experiments far beyond the atomic bomb, taking them to space and other, stranger, destinations. Sometimes silly and sometimes dark. It’s a good one.