Let’s have a look at what the digital comic sales are this weekend.
Amazon and Comixology are currently featuring DC’s “Til Death Do Us Part” sale. Kind of a jerky way to imply there’s a wedding, but not technically say there is. I guess that makes the top recommendation for this sale the “Tainted Love” volume of Hellblazer. Astro City is always a good idea and the Lovers Quarrel volume is included here, but check the price, because as I type this Amazon is $4 higher (you really have to keep an eye on Amazon these days). If you’d like to get your Batman on, but stay away from the current hype circus, there’s Batman: Prey, which collects the Moench/Gulacy “Prey” and “Terror” storylines from Legends of the Dark Knight.
Marvel’s got a “100 Pivotal Collections” sale at Comixology, that’s also on Amazon, but currently unadvertised. Are all 100 really pivotal? Of course not. Marvel’s making politicians look modest again. But there are a few things here worth your time. The Marvels Project is an overlooked gem by Brubaker and Epting that tells the story of how superheroes first started appearing in the Marvel universe in 1939. Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle is the classic alcoholism storyline. Believe it or not, Wolverine was still over exposed back when Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X was running in Marvel Comics Presents, just not as absurdly over-exposed as today and the story is still worth a look.