The weekend is here, so it’s time to look at a few more of the digital comics sales going on at the moment.
- You remember Brian K. Vaughan? Writes Saga? One of his first hits was Y: The Last Man. It’s on sale with another Vertigo series that overlapped with it’s publishing period, DMZ, the Brian Wood / Riccardo Burchielli series about Manhattan being a demilitarized zone in the wake of a rebellion and the journalist who accidentally ends up embedded there and embroiled in its politics. Both are good titles, but here’s where we get to giggle a little about how disjointed the pricing differences between Amazon and Comixology can be. Amazon bothered to make up a directory link for the sale, but as I’m typing this up on Friday night, not all the Y and DMZ prices are matching the prices at the Comixology sales page. As a result, I’m not sure why the bother making up the sales page for it. Stranger and stranger. Both of these are quality series that are essential one extended story, so start with the first volume and if you like it, continue forward.
- IDW is about to wrap up their current Transformers continuity and (perhaps) coincidentally, there’s a pretty wide Transformers sale on both Amazon and Comixology. On this sale, the prices appear to match up across platforms, but I’m not a good judge of which Transformers titles to recommend.
- Likely timed to coincide with the launch of a new series, there’s also a Venom sale on Amazon and Comixology. I actually would have recommended the Rick Remender/Tony Moore/Tom Fowler Venom series, but for whatever reason it isn’t part of this sale. Probably best to go back to the beginning with Spider-Man: Birth of Venom, which will help you appreciate how truly strange it is to see a Venom movie trailer with no Spidey in it.
- What I was saying about Archie and the checking the prices of Singles vs. Digital TPBs a couple days ago? Well, the opposite is true for the Earth X sale on Comixology. All the singles for the varies titles in the sequence are 99¢, but the Earth X TPB collects 0-12 for $9.99. Alas, that’s the only digital TPB available in the sequence. I liked it well enough when it came out.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.