This week’s Comixology Sales highlights include Spider-Man and X-Men from Marvel, good discounts on Wonder Woman from DC and an IDW horror sale for Halloween.
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The Spiders From Another Dimension
The Marvel Spider-Verse Sale runs through Sunday, 10/24.
Which is to say, the Spidey family, as built around a couple Events that you go into prelude and post-Event volumes, because… Marvel’s sales department.
The center of the activity here is the titular Spider-Verse omnibus. Morlun’s up to his old tricks and ALL the Spider-Men across the various dimension must act. The omnibus contains the Amazing issues and the crossovers, so you’re looking at Dan Slott, Christos Gage (yes, Gage covering deadlines — it’s a thing!), Peter David, “Hopeless” Dennis, Adam Kubert, Olivier Copiel, Mark Brooks and a ton of others. Roughly 600 pages of Spidey to keep you out of trouble.
And the follow-up to that is Spider-Geddon. This one has a little smaller scope than Spider-Verse.
Now, if you’re talking the extended Spider-family, Miles Morales is the character we most associate with the phrase “Spider-Verse.” The omnibus editions are the ones on sale here and you can do a lot worse than the Bendis / Marquez /Pichelli run. Some would say this (particularly Spider-Men, which followed) was top of the final Marvel years for Bendis.
Shot Down in Flames
The Marvel Phoenix Sales runs through Sunday 10/24.
This is a fairly straightforward and small sale. X-Men Epic Collection: The Fate of the Phoenix is a classic of medium. Accept no substitute and go for the Epic Collection.
Sappho Suffered For This Sale, Part 2
The Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary Sale runs through Monday, 10/25.
Last time out, we looked at earlier Wonder Woman titles, this time we’ll take a look at New 52 on.
Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang (with Tony Akins and Goran Sudžuka drawing a few issues) launched the New 52 edition of Wonder Woman. It’s a darker, alternate take on Wonder Woman’s origins. Some would prefer you treat this one like an Elseworlds story. A sacrilegious a take on the mythos as it maybe be, it’s also one of the best comics to come out of the New 52. That said, when the Azzarello/Chiang era stops with Volume 6, we would advise you to stop there.
For the Rebirth Era of Wonder Woman, we love the first arc(s) where Greg Rucka returns to undo the Azzarello run (no, really) with Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott alternating parallel stories. Save a couple bucks with the first omnibus editions in the run or get the first 4 regular collections for this.
And for something a little different, do you remember Matt Wagner’s Trinity? Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman get together to thwart a Ra’s al Ghul plot. Save yourself a buck and get the original (prestige format) issues for $0.99 each.
Revenge of the Trick or Treaters
The IDW Horror Sale runs through Thursday, 11/4.
Yes, it’s the most magical time of the year… for the undead. There’s plenty for your Halloween appetite rite now, er… right now. Two things that spring to mind are:
From Hell – Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell collaborate on a very dark exploration of the tale of Jack Ripper. It’s a thick volume and has garnered a veritable ton of accolades over the years. The current edition is in color, “with pictorial revisisions for color by Eddie Campbell, as the cover says.” Be aware, in League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Alan Moore does more of a Victorian pastiche. The tone here is way different. This is a horror sale.
30 Days of Night is an important book for IDW. Never mind the movies, this Steve Niles/Ben Templesmith comic was an important early hit that helped put IDW on the map. The premise is one so obvious, you’ll hate yourself for not thinking of it first. (Those are always the best ones.) Bad Things happen when a group of vampires realize that in rural Alaska, the sun goes down for a whole month at a time.