It’s time for another look at which digital comics Comixology has on sale right now. What are the good reads and what are the good buys? We’ll be taking a look mostly at the sales that are ending by Thursday and what an eclectic set of digital comics it is.
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As always, DC and Marvel have dueling sales. This time out, Marvel is all-in for Spidey with THREE concurrent sales.
The biggest is probably the Nick Spencer / Ryan Ottley current run of Amazing Spider-Man. The exact discount varies a little, but most of these volumes are 67% off — 5 issues worth for $2.99. That’s a decent deal. Note: Amazing Spider-Man: Hunted is Vol. 4 for this series, even if it isn’t properly labelled. Also, while not on sale right now, I can’t recommend Superior Foes of Spider-Man enough. By Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber, it’s this close to being a prequel and it’s hilarious. This sale runs through Thursday (10/8).
Next up, running through Sunday (10/4) is the Green Goblin sale. But it’s mostly a Spidey sale. If you want some Goblin in your life, I’d recommend going with the four Lee/Ditko and Lee/Romita Epic Collections. Those are thick books at 60% for $7.99 and you’re getting prime material. Possibly the more recent Red Goblin.
More Spidey and Spider-Man adjacent comics? Marvel is happy to oblige. The Silk sale is also running through Sunday (10/4). While you could opt for the Robbie Thompson run, or some of the Dan Slott Amazing Spider-Man featuring Silk, the bang for your buy might be a title I’m really not that familiar with: Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: The Spider(Fly) Effect by Robbie Thompson, Tom Grummet and Todd Nuak is listed at 69% off — 550 pages for $4.99. Now… it was originally an 8-issue infinite comic, so that might mean 160-180 pages of comics if you’re not counting effects, but it’s a nice discount.
DC still has their Events sale on through Monday (10/5) and it’s definitely worth browsing. You like Batman and want a good deal on a good read? I’ve always found No Man’s Land to be the best of the 90s Batman line-wide events. Gotham is cut off from the rest of the country and Batman’s rogues gallery start staking out their territories, tribal-style, amongst the wreckage. This one is reprint in four volumes, three of which go over 500 pages long. 70% off at $5.99 each.
And for something with fewer capes, also running through Monday (10/5), there’s the Dark Horse Neil Gaiman sale. As you may recall, Dark Horse has been adapting Neil’s prose work to comics for some time now. You can save a little over the individual titles with The Neil Gaiman Library, Vol. 1. You might have raised an eyebrow at Mister X: The Archives being in the sale. While Mister X is Dean Motter’s baby, Neil and Dave McKean do have a story in it. Mister X is a science fiction series involving architecture and insomnia. There is a real murderer’s row of talent in that book, also including Bill Sienkiewicz, Los Bros. Hernandez, Seth and Ty Templeton, among others. It’s worth a look.