Halloween may be over, but the digital comics folks still have some treats on hand.
Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman’s prequel to his classic Sandman series, debuted this week; if you want to get the rest of the story, comiXology has the 115 issues of the original Sandman available for 99 cents each. Looks like Amazon has the same deal if you prefer to read them on your Kindle, and if you’re not sure, you can check out Sandman, vol. 1: Preludes for just $2.99. And Barnes and Noble is offering the 99-cent issues for the Nook. (Bonus content: Here’s a great NPR interview with Gaiman.)
If that’s not your cup of tea, how about some superhero comics from Mark Waid? ComiXology is featuring a generous helping of his comics, including Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, and the Eisner Award-winning Daredevil, for 99 cents an issue. If you don’t read superheroes but would kind of like to start, I highly recommend Waid’s Daredevil—it’s smart, well drawn, and easy to follow, and you don’t have to know a ton of backstory to enjoy it.
And if your taste runs to sci-fi action featuring green-haired ladies, this is your lucky day, as the third comiXology sale is Cyberforce/Aphrodite IX, again for 99 cents an issue.
Dark Horse Digital, meanwhile, is putting its art books on sale, including art from a number of video games (Mass Effect, DragonAge, BioShock Infinite) and comics, both original (Hellboy, Usagi Yojimbo) and licensed (Star Wars).
Besides their Sandman deals, Amazon is offering a decent markdown on graphic novels from Dark Horse, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Eerie Archives, and Creepy. Or, if you’re as done with Halloween as I am, try out some superhero titles: Ultimate Comics Wolverine vs. Hulk for $1.99 or, for younger readers, a Batman picture book, Batman Classic: Fowl Play, for 99 cents.
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 email@example.com