In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, DC has some of James Gunn’s picks discounted, plus Marvel cuts prices on Falcon & The Winter Soldier and Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur. Film & Television tie-in week? Could be!
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):
Kinda Like a TV Sale
The Marvel Falcon and the Winter Soldier Sale runs through Monday, 2/13.
This sale has lot of comics we’ve enjoyed over the years. The Englehart/Sal Buscema run is an utter classic. Ed Brubaker’s work with Michael Lark, Steve Epting and Butch Guice across Captain America and the Winter Soldier spin-off are also high up there. But let’s take the road less travelled for the recommendations, since you really ought to know about the above.
Captain America: Symbol of Truth, Vol.1: Homeland by Tochi Onyebuchi and R.B. Silva is something we really enjoyed in the single issues and we think this is the first time the collected edition has been discounted. (6 issues for the price of 1.) This is Sam Wilson as Captain America with the new Falcon at his side. An attempt to stop the smuggling of super soldier serum leads Sam to a human trafficking ring, then to Latveria and then smack dap into the middle of Wakandan immigration policy. An action-forward with brains behind it story that deserves a higher profile.
Captain America & The Falcon by Christoper Priest: The Complete Collection is an under-rated run by Priest with Bart Sears, Joe Bennett and Andrea DiVito. It’s a Priest comic, so if you’re familiar with him, you’re familiar with the style. The overarching plot concerns a rogue element in the military that’s used the Super-Soldier Serum to create an “Anti-Cap”… and, of course, MODOK turns up in the middle of it.
And finally, our standing recommendation for Madbomb, Jack Kirby’s epic about an attempt to overthrow the government using bombs that cause people to lose their minds. Over the top action as only Kirby can do it.
Yes, Definitely a TV Sale Kind of Week
The Marvel Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur Sale runs though Monday, 2/13.
This is a lower volume sale than others and simple to handle:
These larger page count editions of the Amy Reeder / Brandon Montclare / Natacha Bustos main series are the better buy.
Moon Girl: Endangered Species is a collection of team-up issues outside the main title.
We Did Find Evidence of Film Involvement…
The DC Epic eBooks Sale runs through Monday, 2/13.
A word of caution here (and this is getting to be a regular thing): this sale did not have the final sale prices listed when it first appeared. New pricing has slowly been rolling out over the week, but as we type this, not all the prices have changed. (Example: we do not think $34.99 is the intended sale price for this otherwise fine Batman collection — and maybe it won’t be by the time you’re reading this?)
But, some of the sale pricing has gone through and there is some interesting material in that grouping.
You may recall that James Gunn tweeted out that All-Star Superman is something you might want to read to get a flavor for the direction he wants to move in. This Grant Morrison / Frank Quitely collection is an excellent distillation of all that is good about the Silver Age incarnation of Superman. Pretty much a timeless take, and a good one for Gunn to be focusing on, truth be told. On sale for $5.99.
If you’re looking for a value buy, Legion of Superheroes: The Great Darkness Saga is a good one. This is a 400 page chunk of the iconic Paul Levitz/Keith Giffen Legion run, with a bit of Paul Levitz/Pat Broderick to start it out. That gets you a few issues leading into the actual Great Darkness storyline where Darkseid appears and takes over, plus the immediate aftermath. Highly recommended.
And then going back to Gunn’s recommendations, it just so happens the first four volumes of the Alan Moore / Stephen Bissette / John Totleben / Stan Woch Saga of the Swamp Thing $3.99 each. Another all-time classic classic run!
Bonus: we have noticed an unadvertised sale. Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age, Vol. 1 collects the equally iconic original Swamp Thing run by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for $6.99. Just so you know…
Still on Sale:
- The Marvel Omnibus Sale runs through Monday, 2/13
- The Marvel Monthly Sale: Miles Morales: Spider-Man Sale runs through Monday, 2/27
- The DC Black History Month Sale runs through Monday, 2/27
- The Image Romance Sale runs through Monday, 2/27