New York Comic Con is this weekend, and with all eyes on the second-biggest comic con in the U.S., the publishers are busting out some great sales.
ComiXology has a serious deal on The Walking Dead: The first 114 issues are 99 cents each, or buy ’em all for $99.99. That brings you right up to date, as #115 came out this week. Graphic novels are marked down to $4.99 (for volume 1) or $5.99. The sale runs through the holiday weekend and ends on Monday evening, but you might want to shop a bit early so you’ll have time to read all those comics.
If you’re in more of a classic superhero mood, check out their sale on Walter Simonson’s Thor comics, also priced at 99 cents an issue. That sale runs through Sunday.
The third sale on comiXology is Kill Shakespeare, which pits the heroes of Shakespeare’s plays against the villains. If you liked Fables, or Shakespeare, then this is a good choice. Check it out at $3.99 for the graphic novels or 99 cents for single issues.
This week’s deals on Amazon include their own Walking Dead sale, with all the collected editions priced at $5.99 or less. You can also pick up Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, vol. 1, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, for $3.99, the Dilbert book Your New Job Title Is Apprentice for $1.99, or the gag cartoon book Cat Versus Human, also for $1.99. If you’d like to do a bit of reading about comics, here are two more $1.99 books: The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, by Mike Madrid, and Al Jaffee’s Mad Life: A Biography, by Mary-Lou Weisman and Al Jaffee.
And Dark Horse has just put a ton of fun comics on sale for 99 cents, including the first issues of Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT and Brian Wood’s back-to-basics Star Wars comic, as well as issue #0 of Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle.
Finally, Digital Manga has special sale this weekend: Enter the code WEEKEND when purchasing manga from their eManga store to get 15% off an order of $20 or more.
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