As you may have heard, for reasons unknown, Marvel’s comics for Kindle underwent a massive and still ongoing sale over the weekend. Polygon has some picks and details. Basically you can get some of the best Marvel graphic novels of all times for under $5, including Old Man Logan for $2, Ms Marvel Vol. 1 for $1.80, The Vision Vol. 1 for $2.50 and old X-men stuff for variants of those prices.
This is really a gold mine for people who want to catch up on some Marvel stuff.
I’ve seen conspiracy theories floated about this – the comics are NOT on sale for directly on Comixology or in print – but really, the lord god Amazon moves in mysterious ways. It seems to be a sale aimed at people buying more comics for the Kindle platform, so have fun.
I was going to recommend a few hidden classics, like Omega the Unknown by Jonathan Lethem and Farel Dalrymple, a modern classic of the Aughts, but I see the collection is out of print and has been for along time and you can only buy the singles for a total of $19.90. Sorry about that. However the Steve Gerber/Jim Mooney original IS available for $3.20 so SOLD!
Omega aside, there is enough good stuff to keep you reading for a while. I suppose you can hook up your Kindle app to your iPad and you’re good to go. I haven’t done that but let me try now and report back…
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Thanks for waiting! I bought Mockingbird Vol. 1 and it opened on both my Kindle for Mac and for Ipad so i’m good to go! You can also read these via your Comixology apps, although I couldn’t’ easily get that hooked up because I have a different user name on that and…well I’ll try it later.
Marvel also announced new titles for Marvel Unlimited in June. I guess they are trying to do their own Netflix like announcements for their own Metflix for comics. Here’s what’s coming in June from Marvel Unlimited!
Week of 6/5
BLACK WIDOW #8
DEADPOOL: BACK IN BLACK #4
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #16
GHOST RIDER #1
ROBBIE REYES IS BACK! It’s hell on wheels as the Spirit of Vengeance makes his roaring return! A mysterious object from space crash-lands in southern California, drawing some of the brightest minds in the Marvel Universe to Ghost Rider’s backyard – including Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk! What mayhem will be unleashed as the High-octane Hothead comes face-to-face with the Jade Genius? And with Robbie still possessed by the ghost of his evil uncle Eli…who’s really in the driver’s seat? Then, meet the newest speed trap in Ghost Rider’s life as his original creators Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore reunite for a special backup story and the debut of an all-new villain. Strap in and start your engines, True Believer, this one’s gonna be a scorcher!
GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #2
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
This issue sets the stage for the upcoming Inhumans vs. X-Men mega-event! Learn who the major players will be, plus the seeds of the incredible plan that will unfold in IVX #1. Beast and Iso travel the world to learn a desperate truth, the X-Men assemble their ranks and the Inhumans prepare for the war to come. It all begins with one choice — see it here.
- MARVEL #13
NEW AVENGERS #18 FINAL ISSUE!
OLD MAN LOGAN #14
STAR WARS ANNUAL #2
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #12
UNCANNY INHUMANS #16
Week of 6/12
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #15
MOON KNIGHT #9
Rich Rider makes his roaring return to the Marvel Universe! How will Sam Alexander cope with this unfathomable homecoming? It’s the return you’ve all been waiting for. Or is something…else? Strap in True Believer, you’ve never seen a NOVA book like this before!
SCARLET WITCH #13
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #18
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1
Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of the critically acclaimed Darth Vader series, the fan-favorite character begins an all-new journey! Following her time in the clutches of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If Vader ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time to return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between.
THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #3
THE UNWORTHY THOR #2
Week of 6/19
ALL-NEW X-MEN #16
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #2
DEADPOOL: BACK IN BLACK #5 FINAL ISSUE!
DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS INFINITE COMIC #3
GHOST RIDER X-MAS SPECIAL INFINITE COMIC #1
THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE! Robbie Reyes’ little brother Gabe is getting teased in school for having too much Christmas spirit! The kids of East L.A. are less than excited about Santa Claus’ impending visit, making them the perfect victims for the evil KRAMPUS! Written by METHOD MAN (Wu-Tang Clan, The Wire)!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15
GWENPOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL: MERRY MIX-UP #1
It’s the holidays yet again, and that means it’s time to join EVERYONE’S FAVORITE GWEN (take that, Stacy!) and celebrate good times, come on! Only problem is…somehow this year’s festive traditions seem to be a little…off…and Gwen’s the only one who notices. FEATURING: Gwenpool (duh), Spider-Man, Red Skull, Punisher and even Deadpool! This is one present you know you gotta buy yourself!
Remember Hawkeye? No not that Hawkeye, our favorite Hawkeye, the chick who puts the hawk in Hawkeye, the butt-kicking hero who had to save the other Hawkeye’s butt all the time. Yup, you know her, it’s the dazzling Kate Bishop making her solo comics debut! Kate is heading west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrow and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve and she’s the best archer to handle ‘em! The City of Angels has a new guardian angel. The talented duo of Kelly Thompson (A-Force, Jem) and Leonardo Romero (Squadron Supreme, Doctor Strange) bring you a Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before, in a brand-new ongoing series that really hits the mark!
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION #6
OLD MAN LOGAN #15
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #11
STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #9
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #13
THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #15
UNCANNY AVENGERS #17
Week of 6/26
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22
BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #2
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #16
DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #6
DOCTOR STRANGE #15
Before the Guardians…there was Gamora! From screenwriter Nicole Perlman—co-writer of the Guardians of the Galaxy screenplay—and Marvel superstar artist Marco Checchetto comes a killer new ongoing series! Once upon a time she was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today, she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor, to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge and redemption, and witness how Gamora earned her reputation as the Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy.
GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #9
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15
OCCUPY AVENGERS #2
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #13
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST: SWEET CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1
YOU BETTER NOT POUT, YOU BETTER NOT CRY! ’Cause you’re getting an extra helping of POWER MAN AND IRON FIST! This Christmas will be sweet, indeed! But not for Luke Cage, who is feeling neither holly nor jolly. Surely Danny can change that! Or maybe these demonic toys will! Wait, demonic toys?! OH, NO!
SILVER SURFER #8
SLAPSTICK INFINITE COMIC #3
SQUADRON SUPREME #14
GROUNDED! Peter Quill might have been born on Earth, but he’s been away a LONG time. How does a man go from soaring through the stars as the legendary Star-Lord to living with his feet planted firmly on the ground? What kind of job options are available for a guy whose CV mostly consists of “guarding the galaxy”? One thing is certain, Earth has a new guardian. Also, a new bartender.
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #2
THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #0
Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Captain Marvel returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on. She’s the biggest hero in the world – but has Captain Marvel become someone Carol Danvers no longer recognizes? New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Widow: Forever Red) makes her comics series debut in a blockbuster Marvel story decades in the making.
THE PUNISHER #7
ULTIMATES 2 #2
UNCANNY X-MEN #16
A bit of warning for those who plan on buying a lot of those Kindle sale books: your credit card issuer may find it suspicious if you purchase a bunch in a row, as each one is a separate charge to your credit card. To get around this, get yourself an Amazon gift card, apply it to your account, then each purchase comes out of your gift card balance and won’t trigger an automatic block on your card.
Most of the books on sale also just sync over to your comixology account if you have merged it with your amazon account.
If you have Marvel Unlimited, the one purchase from this Kindle sale that is 100% worthwhile is the entirety of Ennis’s Punisher Max. You can get the whole run for about $25, and it’s pretty much guaranteed to never show up on Marvel Unlimited (they keep the Max stuff off the service due to Apple’s content restrictions).
I’m a happy Marvel Unlimited subscriber, but I basically use it to read old stuff with the occasional new issue thrown in. They’re doing a MU solicitation of sorts now, but it only lists the newer issues. I’m kind of curious if the weekly old issues uploaded aren’t random (or perhaps occasionally based around their reading club).
This was an amazing opportunity. I bought tons of stuff — old and new — and wish I’d grabbed a few more goodies before prices went back up to something closer to normal today. I feel spoiled now. Don’t want to spend $5.50 on something that was $2.50 yesterday, even if $5.50 is still less than half of regular print retail …! I guess I’ll wait for the next firesale …
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