The highlights of this week’s Comixology sales include all manner of Justice League comics, a birthday for Deadpool, James Bond, Tini Howard’s Marvel work and some gaming properties over at Dark Horse.
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Wade Wilson is how old?
The Deadpool 30th Anniversary Sale runs through Sunday, 3/7. And there’s all kinds of Deadpool on sale. That said, there’s one thing that really took us by surprise:
Did you realize there are 23 volumes of Deadpool Classic? Some of the more recent runs of the flagship series are listed as their own sets, but that’s a lot of Deadpool!
Marvel’s writer of the week
The Marvel Tini Howard Sale runs through Thursday, 3/11.
We’re happy to recommend Excalibur by Howard and (primarily) Marcus To. The first two collections feature the mechanizations of Apocalypse and shenanigans in Otherworld. The pair will take you right to the precipice of X of Swords. And yes, you’ll eventually want to read X of Swords. That was the best comics crossover Event in recent memory.
And by “teamwork,” they mostly mean Justice League
The DC Teamwork Sale runs through Monday, 3/8. It also is divided into three sections – Graphic Novels, Single Issues I and Single Issues II. You’ll want to keep a close eye on prices for this one. Some of the offerings, particularly the ones that are hardcover in print are not at particularly good prices for a digital sale. Pretty much everything in the graphic novels will be available for 99-cents/issue and the single issues might be cheaper. There are also more single issues available that haven’t been collected as graphic novels, so the single issue sections are worth a browse if you have the time.
JLA is the ’97 series that launched with the Grant Morrison/Howard Porter run. The collections are priced lower than the singles here and there are some more unusual runs later in the series you can cherry pick as singles if you don’t like what they’re packaged with in the graphic novels: #94-99 is a Chris Claremont/John Byrne arc. (We wouldn’t say it’s quite up to their X-Men run, but it’s sure a novelty.) #107-114 is a Kurt Busiek/Ron Garney run.
Justice League of America is the original ’60s into ’80s title. The “Silver Age” collections offer a better rate per issue, but the entire run is available as single issues. You can cherry pick some 100 page spectaculars or pick up the Steve Englehart/Dick Dillon run (starting with #139).
JLA Year One doesn’t seem to have a graphic novel edition available in digital right now. This is a 12-part series written by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn with art by Barry Kitson. It’s a fun 90s take (yes, there were comics embracing fun in the 90s… just not that many) on the Justice League’s origin.
The Brave and the Bold in this case refers to the recent Liam Sharp series teaming Batman with Wonder Woman in an adventure through Celtic mythology. This one is cheaper to pick up the single issues.
Games people read
The Dark Horse Video Game Sale runs through Monday, 3/15.
This might really be more of a gaming sale than strictly a video game sale. A few things of note:
Critical Role is the adaption of the popular streaming show of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. The digital issues were some of the best selling comics on Comixology while it was being serialized.
The Guild is an adaption of the Felicia Day web comedy about a group of gamers. Day does the writing and Jim Rugg provides the art for Volume 1.
The Witcher Omnibus… you could say this is a comic based on a game or you could say its a comic based on a series of books. The Witcher is as transmedia as a property can get these days. Paul Tobin is your scribe with a rotating cast of artists.
The Dynamite James Bond Sale runs through Thursday, 4/1.
Dynamite has several 007 titles, but there’s one that stands above the others for our dollar: Kill Chain by Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida. It might just be the perfect repositioning of Bond for the modern era. Finding himself in the middle of a “Kill Chain” of assassinations, Bond discovers his old foes at SMERSH have reemerged and are trying to draw MI6 and the CIA into conflict.
Still On Sale
The Image Romance Sale through Monday, 3/8.