Time for a quick look at some of the digital comic sales going on as we head towards the holiday.

The “Ant-Man Sale” – timed for the upcoming movie – is on Amazon and Comixology.  What’s good?  If you’re looking for something a little closer in tone to the more comedic films, try the Spencer/Rosanas run, which I’ve enjoyed.  Ant-Man: Scott Lang is another option.  It’s the original few appearances of the character, which is a bit of a mixed bag.

There’s a smaller “Jeff Lemire Image” sale at Comixology, that’s also an unannounced sale at Amazon.  It’s really three things on sale.  The pick of the litter is Decender, a science fiction tale of a robot that looks and acts like a little boy caught up in a robot uprising with art by Dustin Nguyen.  A.D. After Death is written by Scott Synder and concerns life after a genetic cure for death.  Royal City is Lemire working solo.

There’s a Love & Rockets sale at Amazon and Comixology.  It’s probably best to start with the original library.


  1. Regarding Love & Rockets, definitely best to start with the new digest editions. Fantagraphics has a nice reading guide on their site, but it should be noted for any newbies that the Gilbert stories start off a bit stronger (as the Palomar cycle began a tad bit later than the Locas stories, when both brothers were starting to hit their stride)…so Heartbreak Soup is a must and a compelling read the whole way through, while Maggie the Mechanic has Jaime finding his feet a bit. But once he does…right around the 100 Rooms story, he’s off to the races with one of the greatest sustained narratives comics has ever seen.

    I highly recommend the first six volumes, which covers basically the entirety of the original Love & Rockets run.

    For Jaime, that’s:
    Maggie the Mechanic
    The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S.
    Perla La Loca

    For Gilbert, that’s:
    Heartbreak Soup
    Human Diastrophism
    Beyond Palomar

    The subsequent collections, which cover Volume 2, some of their solo comics like Penny Century and New Love, and the award winning achievement The Love Bunglers, are also wonderful, but the above gives you a great grounding in everything Los Bros.

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