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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Quite a variety of sales this time out. Batman, vampires, Champions, Spidey and a far reaching “slice of life” sale.
First out of the gate and running through Monday (10/12) is DC’s Scott Snyder sale. He’s done enough work at DC to rack up 340 sale items, which is a bit to sift through, so let me offer some tips. The first one might be heretical, but I’ve always thought Snyder’s best DC work was American Vampire, a history-spanning Vertigo series about the first vampire native to the US and the new strain of vampires he starts. Rafael Albuquerque is the artist here. You can dig through the main link or find them in the First Cycle and Second Cycle links. You prefer Snyder’s Batman? Have you tried his original Bat-tale, Black Mirror? This one features Dick Grayson as Batman, just before the relaunch and has both Jock and Francesco Francavilla on the art. And a final bit of advice, if you’re look at his “main” run on Batman with Greg Capullo, consider getting Joker: Endgame instead of the regular Batman: Endgame (V.7). The Joker version is $2 more this week, but has 5 tie-in issues from the other Bat-titles around the Endgame event. It’s not absolutely necessary, but a bit more complete.
Next up, running through Thursday (10/8) is what Comixology is calling the “Small Press Slice of Life Sale.” This one is 517 items deep and there’s a crazy variety that’s worth browsing, but let me throw out a few things that might be worth your time. Kyle Baker is an underappreciated genius and his Why I Hate Saturn graphic novel is here… as three single issues for $0.99 each. I’m not sure why it’s broken into three issues, but it’s a classic about mismatched sisters on a misadventure. For Giant Days fans, John Allison’s previous webcomic, Scary Go Round is collected in $0.99 volumes. Another long running webcomic, the autobiographical The Devil’s Panties is on sale and the first volume is a mere $0.49. Go ahead and peruse this sale.
Marvel has a Champions Sale through Thursday (10/8). This one is focused more on the recent teen team launched by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos, however if you’re interested in the 1970’s Champions run, you can save $2 by getting the Marvel Masterworks Edition.
And, as we mentioned last time, the current Nick Spencer/Ryan Ottley Amazing Spider-Man run is on sale with mostly $2.99 volumes, so 5 issues for less than the price of the latest release.