IDW is having what Amazon calls the “IDW SDCC Graphic Novel Sale.” There’s an absurd amount of material to browse through there, so let’s take a look at some of the highlights, particularly some of the creator-driven material you might not necessarily associate with IDW.
First, not enough people have read Walt Simonson’s Ragnarok. If you haven’t read it, you are missing out! It’s Simonson returning to Norse mythology and telling the tale of the quest for revenge that happens after the death of the gods and fall of Asgard. Highly, highly recommended, especially when you can get it on the cheap like now. There are two collections that will get you current.
IDW reprints a lot of comic strips and one of the most beloved is Bloom County, the bulk of which is currently on sale for $4.99 a pop.
Recently, Tim Truman had a fairly large Kickstarter to do some more Scout, so I know there’s some interest in his work. Not that long ago he did a horror Western called Hawken that ought to scratch your itch if you’ve enjoyed Truman’s work in that sub-genre before.
March won the National Book Award, so it’s kind of famous.
Empire by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson is what happens when the villain manages to take over the world. The resistance plots against the seemingly all-powerful Golgoth and palace intrigue reigns. This was originally part of the uniformly excellent but ill-fated, Gorilla imprint at Image. Then the first series was finished up at DC. The second series was serialized online at Thrillbent before coming to print with IDW. It’s strong stuff and could use another volume or two.
You’ve probably heard of the late Darwyn Cooke’s adaptions of Richard Stark’s (the pen name of Donald Westlake) Parker novels about a career thief. They’re absolutely wonderful, so if you haven’t sampled, now is a good time.
Plenty more to browse, too.