Yes, there’s been a bit of… confusion… this week in regards to Amazon’s discounts (or lack thereof) on sales, but there are still a few verifiable sales out there.

First off, there’s the Marvel Ultimate’s sale.  Amazon had a page for it with everything at list price, then took the page down and THEN got the discounting set up without a central page for the sale.  Yes, it’s been that kind of a week for them.  Here’s the Comixology page. My general advice is to abandon ship just before the Ultimatum miniseries wrecks the entire Ultimate line.  No, I’m serious.  It was that bad.  Ultimate Spider-Man is good-to-great for 21 volumes.  Go to town on it.  Ultimate X-Men you can definitely take through V. 13 (the end of the Brian K. Vaughan run), depending on how you feel about Robert Kirkman, you might want to go through V.18.  Personally I thought the Kirkman run was OK.  I’d only take Ultimate Fantastic Four through V. 6.  (Note: V. 5 & 6 are where the Marvel Zombies concept starts.)  The Warren Ellis Ultimate Galactus sequence (Gah Lak Tus) is also entertaining.  You can go a lot deeper (you _must_ skip over Ultimatum), but start with the basics.

You don’t want any part of the Amazon pricing for the Image Rick Remender sale, but check it out on Comixology.  I’m happy to recommend Seven to Eternity.

There’s a Marvel “Al Ewing Sale” that’s functioning normally at both Amazon and Comixology.  I seem to recall liking his version of The Ultimates when it hit Unlimited.  Note: this isn’t the Ultimate universe team, this is the post-Secret Wars version.

The DC “Dark Alleys of the DCU” sale finally has a dedicated page at Amazon and is still on through Monday.  Click here for my recommendations earlier in the week.  I thought it was one of the better sales they’ve had recently.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Honestly, I think the Ultimate Universe got the most interesting post-Ultimatum. Ultimatum itself sucked out loud, but the comics that followed were super daring and told stories that would never work in the mainline MCU with deaths that stuck and consequences that lasted and built forward. Even when they weren’t amazing, they were interesting and it’s a shame folks largely dropped off before then.

  2. I agree with the Ultimatum advice. I stuck around a little while past that, but it was clear the glory days were over and something new and fractured and not nearly as much fun was beginning. The storytelling style of the Ultimate Universe had already moved over to the mainstream Marvel Universe by that time, and so the Ultimate Universe started to feel unnecessary.

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