This week’s Comixology Sales include a visit from the classic X-Men era, Superman, Tarzan over at Dark Horse, Moon Knight and we seem to have uncovered an unadvertised 50% off sale at IDW that stacks on a deep graphic novel sale.
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Not Brand Xs
The Marvel Uncanny X-Men Legacy Sale runs through Sunday, 7/18.
Probably better to view the items on the sale page for this one. The graphic novel section for the Uncanny X-Men series on Comixology is a real mess. What? Marvel overproducing X-Men graphic novels in strange combinations? Surely not!
The best buys here are the Epic Collections and Marvel Masterworks collections (which get thicker as the series go on). We like the Epic’s a little better, but pick your poison.
Point of Origin
The Marvel Origins Sale runs through Sunday, 7/18 and it’s an odd one.
Wolverine: Origin, the Marvel “Season One” OGNs from a few years back and some origin story anthologies. Browse for yourself.
The Marvel Moon Knight Sale runs through Thursday, 7/22.
While pretty much all the runs are here, we’ve always been of the opinion that the Moon Knight you need is the one before the insanity questions started — the (mostly) Moench/Sienkiewicz era. There are three Epic Collections for this and that’s where you should definitely start. Visits from Morpheus and The Werewolf always make for an interesting evening.
Up, Up and on Sale
The DC Superman Sale runs through Monday, 7/19.
We’re assuming you already know about All-Star Superman, so let’s talk about some other interesting Superman titles.
Here at the Tower of Cheap, we are HUGE fans of Steve Gerber’s Superman. Yes, he of Howard the Duck and Man-Thing fame. Superman: Phantom Zone is a collection of the mini-series of the same name (drawn by Gene Colan) and the DC Comics Presents follow up (drawn by Rick Veitch). This is a dark fantasy horror take on Superman and the Phantom Zone mythos. Come for the interdimensional prison, stay for the Kryptonian sorcerer. Highly recommended.
For something in the opposite direction, more recent and YA focused, there’s Superman Smashes the Klan where the Gene Yuen Lang and Gurihiru reinterpret the classic 1940s radio serial.
Lord of the Jungle
The Dark Horse Welcome to the Jungle Sale runs through Monday, 7/19.
We would draw your attention to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Complete Joe Kubert Years. By all accounts, that was a passion project for Kubert and a run that the pros talk about. With that sale, you can get the full run for less than any single volume of the 3 part archive editions. There’s a bit more Tarzan (we picked up the “regular” omnibus a couple days ago) and some Tomb Raider, but this is the top of the heap.
Thor’s Not Dead
The IDW Graphic Novel Sale runs through Monday, 8/2. And there’s a bonus here. We can’t find the announcement of this sale, so we can’t tell you how long it’s going to last, but as we type this IDW is 50% off for Comixology Unlimited subscribers, so jump on this in hurry if that’s you? The discount stacks and that makes for some rock bottom prices.
There’s a ton of stuff here – TMNT, Star Trek, Bloom County, Transformers, Locke & Key, My Little Pony and so forth… but our favorite IDW series on sale is Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok, where Thor… half-survives the Twilight of the Gods and has a score to settle. Comixology has this broken up into two series for unknown reasons. You can get the first two volumes here and the volume 3 is a different link.
Still on Sale
- The Marvel Black Widow Sale runs through Sunday, 7/18