May the digital comics be with you! Dark Horse Digital kicks off the first weekend of October with a sale on Star Wars graphic novels, in particular, two kid-friendly series: Star Wars Adventures and Star Wars: Clone Wars. Both are on sale for $2.99 each, a considerable markdown from the list price of $4.99 to $6.99.
ComiXology counters with an Ultimates sale, with single issues of Ultimate Comics Captain America, Ultimate Comics Thor, Ultimate Comics Avengers, and of course, Ultimates and New Ultimates, all for 99 cents each.
And that’s it for traditional digital comics sales this week. Only two choices, although there are quite a few books available in each.
Here’s something new, though: Digital Manga is offering 100 points if you write a review of one of their manga on their eManga site. That’s a little odd because they don’t seem to actually use points any more, but in the standard equivalence a point is usually about a penny, so I’m guessing they are paying $1 (or giving a $1 discount) for each of these reviews. Which sounds terrible unless you know that most reviewers don’t get paid at all, although they do usually get the book for free.
And finally, here’s an excellent freebie to round out the weekend’s selections: The latest issue of Infinity, on the web or within the Sequential iPad app. This is a great digital magazine featuring news, reviews, and a big article about digital comics. It’s focused on UK creators, and every issue is free so if you like the latest issue, check out the earlier ones as well with material by and about David Lloyd, Alan Moore, and other prominent British creators.
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