In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, DC discounts Green Lantern, Marvel’s Carnage sale stops being stealth, DH throws Cyberpunk 2077 into the arena and Zenescope goes line wide with Grimm Fairy Tales.
Where did the New Releases and Sale pages go?
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In case you’re having troubles with the new UIX (a LOT of people have been):
The DC Green Lantern Sale runs through Monday, 1/15.
Green Lantern’s been rebooted a LOT over the years (especially post-New 52), so let’s start out by listing the major titles involved here.
- Green Lantern (’60-’86) – The original, although only certain stretches are collected.
- Green Lantern Corps (’86-’88) – The original title changed to Corps to wrap up the Steve Englehart/Joe Staton era. We consider this the last stretch of the original series.
- Green Lantern (’90 – ’04) – Only some of the Kyle Rayner material is collected from this era.
- Green Lantern (’05 – ’11) – The Geoff Johns era (and one of the character’s best periods), but this is complicated to get the best deal. The omnibus editions aren’t complete yet and are broken up into different sets than the single volumes though the single volumes are mostly cheaper. You also should get Blackest Night to go with that volume of the series. There are all sorts of tie-ins for Blackest Night, but the omnibus of that does not seem to be offered in digital.
- Green Lantern Corps Recharge (’05 – ’06) – Geoff Johns / Dave Gibbons / Patrick Gleason set up the GLC ongoing
- Green Lantern Corps (’06-’11) – The companion book to Green Lantern, initially by Dave Gibbons / Patrick Gleason
- Green Lantern (’11-’16) – New 52 relaunch. Starts out with Geoff Johns / Doug Mahnke, then Robert Venditti/Billy Tan start a long run.
- Green Lantern: New Guardians (’11-’15)-The New 52 Kyle Raynor series
- Green Lantern Corps (’11-’15) – The New 52 John Stewart / Guy Gardner / Kilowog series
- Red Lanterns (’11-’15) – Yes, even the Red Lanterns had a New 52 book!
- Sinestro (’14-’16) – Cullen Bunn / Dale Eaglesham / Brad Walker
- Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead (’14-’15) – Event crossing over with the entire GL line
- Green Lantern Corps: Lost Army (’15) – Cullen Bunn / Jesus Saiz
- Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (’16-’18) – The DCU Rebirth relaunch, initially by Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval
- Green Lanterns (’16-’18) – Rebirth title starring Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz
- Green Lantern (’19) – Also known as “Season One” by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp
- Green Lantern: Season Two (’20-’21) – finishing the Morrison/Sharp storyline
- Green Lantern (’21-’22) – More of a John Stewart / Jo Mullein / Teen Lantern series by Geoffrey Thorne and Tom Raney
So what’s good? As a consequence of there not being that much reprinted, what’s available of the original run is pretty solid. The early Broome/Kane. O’Neil/Adams. Wein/Gibbons. Englehart/Staton. All good stuff.
The Geoff Johns era is particularly good. We’d put Sinestro Corps War as the best sequence, if we had to pick.
The Morrison / Sharp run is also interesting. It starts out as more of a police procedural in space and then progressively gets stranger, with Sharp embracing the fantastical elements and leaning into that with the art. But remember, the two seasons (One and Two) form a single story.
The Marvel Carnage Sale runs through Monday, 5/15.
What’s this, you say? Wasn’t this at the bottom of the Star Wars sale last week?
Sure enough, it’s back and… got a promotion to its own sale? Umm… we have no good explanation.
If you want old school Spidey vs. Carnage, our recommendation would be the Carnage: Born in Blood Epic Collection. This gets you the first Carnage arc, as well as Maximum Carnage.
While we’re not seeing Ram V’s current horror (and Asgard) tinged Carnage title in the sale, we’re fans (the few, the proud) of the Gerry Conway / Mike Perkins Carnage run that took it in a definite horror direction with an almost Tomb of Dracula-like vibe.
The Dark Horse Cyberpunk 2077 sale runs through Monday, 5/15.
Guess what? 4 issues @ $0.99 each is cheaper than $5.99 for the collected edition. Choose wisely.
Another Fine Myth
The Grimm Universe Line Wide Digital Sale runs through Sunday, June 4th.
For those of you who’ve been clamoring for a few more independent publishers on the deals page, we now see a Zenescope sale for the first time in a while.
Unfortunately, we’re not that familiar with Zenescope’s output and the thing we most often hear about, Raven Gregory’s Wonderland saga, isn’t well represented in the sale
The flagship title for this sale is Grimm Fairy Tales.
It breaks down this way (for easier browsing):
Collected Editions and Omnibus Editions work out to roughly the same price and are cheaper than single issues. The Omnibuses only take you to issue 75, the Collected Editions go further.
Still On Sale
- The Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Legacy Sale runs through Monday, 5/15
- The Dark Horse – 2023 Creepy Eerie Digital Sale runs through Monday, 5/15
- The Kodansha What’s Next, Kodansha The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses Sale run through Monday, 8/15.