In this week’s Comixology (at Amazon) sales, Marvel slaps some discounts on Wolverine, DC’s villains are on sale (with lots of Batman) and Red Sonja chops her prices.
Where did the New Releases and Sale pages go?
In case you’re having troubles with the new UIX (a LOT of people have been):
Born to be Bad
The DC Villains Sale runs through Monday, 10/17
The sale page is laid out a little oddly. Batman family titles first, then everything else… including more Batman. (You may have gotten the impression that Batman is popular. We can confirm that.)
Naturally, this is going to make you think of Suicide Squad. Two things you might want to look at:
- The “classic” John Ostrander/Luke McDonnell run that established the format of Amanda Waller running ops under the table. (Still $3.99/volume)
- The recent Tom Taylor / Bruno Redondo Suicide Squad: Bad Blood. Why yes, that’s the current Nightwing team that’s turning heads.
Azrael V. 1: Fallen Angel – While Denny O’Neil is more strongly associated with Batman and The Question, he wrote a 100 issue run of Azrael. By far, his longest run on a title. This collection has the Batman: Sword of Azrael mini-series, with Joe Quesada inked by Kevin Nowlan on the art. Then you get the first seven issues of that ongoing series with art by Barry Kitson. Remember, Azrael started out as a villain!
Clawing For Deals
The Marvel Wolverine: Weapon X And Other Tales Sale runs through monday, 10/17.
This sale is mostly about the specials, miniseries and b-series over the years. Which is not to say there aren’t some interesting bits.
Weapon X by Barry Windsor-Smith shares the name of this sale and it earns the hype. This is the original origin of Wolverine, but after the Origin books, is now more the origin of his adamantium implants and torture under a shadowy government program.
Wolverine is the original solo adventure/mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Logan heads to Japan and meets his love’s family. And then The Hand show up. Claws, ninjas, and hurt feels ensue, if you want to be reductive about it. It sets the tone for what’s to follow.
Loosely speaking, Kitty Pride & Wolverine was a sequel to the original Wolverine series. Kitty travels to Japan, only to run into ninjas and some folks from Logan’s path. Vengeance ensues. Chris Claremont returns with Al Milgrom
The Dynamite Red Sonja Sale runs through Monday, 10/31.
Our favorite Red Sonja run is the Mark Russell/Bob Quinn run. On one level, it’s an adventure with Sonja trying to save a kingdom from a conquering monarch’s army. On another level, it’s a satire of the tropes involved with such stories… and honestly, you can read it from either angle, which is a little unusual, but enjoyable.
Killing Red Sonja is a Mark Russell / Bryce Ingman / Craig Rousseau series is a spin-off of the Russell/Quinn main series.
And for those comics from the old school perspective, the Roy Thomas/Frank Thorne 70s comics are collected in The Adventures of Red Sonja, with the Savage Sword of Conan material collected in The Further Adventures of Red Sonja.
Plus, all the Halloween sales we’ve talked about the last two installments are still running. (See below for quick links or hit the homepage and scroll down.)
Still On Sale
- The Marvel Monthly Sale – Halloween runs through Monday, 10/31
- The DC Frights & Fights Sale runs through Monday, 10/31
- The Sandman Universe DC Black Label Sale runs through Monday, 10/17
- The Umbrella Academy Sale runs through Monday, 10/17
- The Image Crime Sale runs through Monday, 10/17
- The BOOM! Spooky Season Sale runs through Monday, 10/31
- The Archie Horror Sale runs through Monday, 10/31
- The Dark Horse Horror Sale runs through Monday, 10/31
- The IDW Horror Sale runs through Monday, 10/31
- The Image Horror Sale runs through Monday, 10/31