The long weekend is almost here, so it’s time to load up the e-reader with some cheap comics!
ComiXology has you covered this week, with a lot of different options. The first deal ends on Sunday evening: An assortment of Dan Slott Spider-Man comics for 99 cents each.
Not a Spider-Man fan? How about <a href="Next, they have Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted #1 for 99 cents. That’s about the right price, in my opinion, and if you’re already a Wolverine fan, it’s a steal. (I paid full price a couple of weeks ago; here’s my review.)”>vol. 1 of Red Hulk for $3.99. This 127-page volume collects issues #1-6 of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness’s series, and the price is what you’d pay for one new comic. Not bad. This deal is also good through Sunday night.
If you want something a little different, check out Robert Kirkman’s Invincible. It’s a story about a teenage superhero who has to deal with his developing powers and all the hassles of high school besides. The first issue is free, so there’s no risk, and if you like it, the rest of the issues are 99 cents and collected editions are $2.99-$5.99. Or you could just buy the two digital omnibi and get over 1,500 pages of story for $50. This sale runs through September 2.
Next we have Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted #1 for 99 cents. That’s about the right price, in my opinion, and if you’re already a Wolverine fan, it’s a steal. (I paid full price a couple of weeks ago; here’s my review.) That sale also runs through September 2.
Over at Dark Horse Digital, the big weekend sale is on Star Wars comics, including the new Brian Wood-written series that goes back to the original movies. Several of their other Star Wars series are marked down as well.
And finally, if you’re planning on buying some digital manga from Viz, better do it soon: Their 20% off sale ends on September 2, and on October 1, the regular price of a volume of manga will go from $4.99 to $6.99. The higher-priced manga on the site, such as the VizBig omnibus volumes, will also go up in price. That’s a big jump, so stock up now.
A former book editor and newspaper reporter, Brigid Alverson started MangaBlog to keep track of her daughters¹ reading habits and now covers comics and graphic novels for Comic Book Resources , School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Robot 6, and MTV Geek. She also edits the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Brigid was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards. Send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org