It’s a Labor Day Miracle! After months of mostly subpar discounts, DC’s got very large selection their graphic novels at 73%-77% off. (Mostly 77%.) Let’s have a look at what’s on sale, shall we?
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The DC Labor Day Sale runs through Monday, 9/6 and is in two parts – Part 1 (100 – Bullets to John Constantine, Hellblazer) and Part 2 (John Constantine, Hellblazer to Zero Hour).
We were wondering if we were going to see these kind of discounts again before Black Friday, so it’s a Labor Day surprise and it gets it’s own post. 77% off beats a BOGO, so let’s take a little closer look at the catalog.
100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso. The classic crime/revenge series about untraceable guns and ammos that eventually turns into a conspiracy thriller. Take the link, scroll down to the Omnibuses section and you can get the whole thing in 5 volumes for $3.99 a pop. An exceptional value.
You say you like James Tynion IV’s Batman? Were you around for his Detective Comics run? Tynion writes V. 1-7. $2.99/volume. Similar deals for the Snyder and King Batman runs, too.
Remember when Bendis showed up at DC and you wanted him to write Batman? Well he did write Batman… for the Walmart editions. The Direct Market version never really took off, but you know what? Batman: Universe with Nick Derington on the art was a ton of fun and we’d be up for more. Again, a lousy $2.99.
The DC Universe by Len Wein is a retrospective that might have flown under your radar. Yes, Wein did more than just create Swamp Thing and Wolverine. (Although that would be enough for most people.) Of particular note is a section of his *excellent* Phantom Stranger run with Jim Aparo that has never gotten the appropriate respect. The original Mongul story arc from DC Comics Presents with Jim Starlin is in there, as is the more often reprinted JLA/JSA team-up that reintroduced the Seven Soldiers of Victory.
If you like the Flash, check out the Ominbuses section of the ’87-09 series. Here you will find The Flash by Mark Waid, which was then followed by The Flash by Geoff Johns. Two great runs at good discounts.
The 90s JLA series is most famous for the Grant Morrison / Howard Porter run. While that was a classic run, there’s more that followed… including a Mark Waid/Bryan Hitch run, Chris Claremont and John Byrne reuniting and Kurt Busiek/Ron Garney.
We’ll be back at our regularly scheduled time at the end of the week to look at the back half of the sale and the rest of the week’s deals, but we thought we’d give you a head start on your browsing to celebrate DC offering decent discounts this week.