Comixology

November 14

Comixology: Top Shelf Comics on Sale

Posted by on November 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Comixology: Top Shelf Comics on Sale

Get awesome comics from Top Shelf for cheap from Comixology!

Click here to shop the Top Shelf Sale @ Comixology.com now

I don’t think that I’ve ever read a comic from Top Shelf but their stuff seems cool. A lot of it seems really strange too, which is nice. Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, The Flash and all those superheros are fine but some times you just want something different.

Something different like Hutch Owen Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3. They look about as far away from the traditional Marvel and DC superheros as possible. Each volume used to be $4.99 but is now $1.99 after the $3 discount. Or you could check out Alec: The Years Have Pants or Infinite Kun Fu, both of which were $9.99 and are now $2.99 and $3.99, respectively. I have actually heard of a few of these series’ available here and one of them is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 1910, Century 1969 and Century 2009. All of these were $4.99 but you save $2 and get them for $2.99 each.

So go ahead and pick up a digital comic for your computer, phone or tablet and try something different!

(Expires: 17th November 2013, 11:59PM ET in North America, local evening time in other regions)

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October 16

Comixology: BOOM! Studios Horror Comic On Sale

Posted by on October 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Comixology: BOOM! Studios Horror Comic On Sale

Just in time for Halloween, you can pick up a whole bunch of BOOM! Studios’ horror comics for cheap at Comixology!

You can pick from nine different comics:

  • 28 Days Later
  • Cthulu Tales
  • Zombie Tales
  • Dracula: The Company of Monsters
  • Kay of Z
  • Tag
  • Tag: Cursed
  • Necronomicon
  • The Calling: Cthulu Chronicles

These run from $0.99 for individual comics to $19.99 for one of the few Omnibi available. They are all 50% off the original prices.

To me, the best thing about comics is that the barrier to entry is incredibly low. You can get one issue of a series and if you like it, good, you keep on reading it. If you don’t like it, then you spent maybe between $0.99 and $3.99 for the latest issue. With Comixology, you can buy and read comics on your computer, phone or tablet, so there is no wasted time, paper or gas going to grab a comic.

(Expires: 17th October 2013, 11:00PM ET in North America, local evening)

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October 13

Comixology: All 114 Issues Of The Walking Dead $100 + Discounts On Individual & Collected Issues

Posted by on October 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Comixology: All 114 Issues Of The Walking Dead $100 + Discounts On Individual & Collected Issues

It’s Walking Dead night; there’s no better time to get all the comics at a huge discount from Comixology!

There aren’t a lot of shows that my wife and I watch together. She likes reality TV and I don’t. I’m primarily into sitcoms and drama/action sort of things like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Under the Dome. Fortunately, we are both into The Walking Dead. Of course, I’m a comic guy and she is not, so I have a bunch of the collected editions. She has no interest in them at all.

Most people think that you should always read the book or comic or see the play or whatever before the TV show or movie. I happen to disagree, and I’ll let you know why after I talk about the deal here.

You’ll pay $99.99 for 114 issues of The Walking Dead comic. At regular price for all 114 issues of The Walking Dead on Comixology, you would pay $224.87. Even if you got them in collected editions, it would still be $183.82. That’s a savings of $124.88 on individual issues or $83.83 on collected issues. Let’s say you’re like me and you already have some issues. You can still get individuals for $0.99 or collected editions for $4.99 to $5.99. That’s down from $1.99 for individual issues and $8.99 to $14.99 for collected editions.

As always with the vast majority of comics on Comixology, the first issues is free, so if you’re not down with The Walking Dead yet, you can start being down for free.

Okay, the reason I think watching the TV show first is a better idea is actually something the illustrious JustinRYoung said on his first comedy album. He said that when you read the book first, then watch the TV show, you are going from a big universe to a condensed universe. TV show to book is expanding on the universe. The idea is that if you love The Walking Dead on TV, you’ll love the comic even more because the universe is so much richer and filled out. Any time a book turns in to a TV show or movie, they have to take stuff out, so you lose some of the experience.

There is no shipping, as these are digital comics that you can read on your computer, phone or tablet.

(Expires: Unknown)

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July 24

Comixology: My Little Ponies Comics On Sale – 99 Cents/Issue

Posted by on July 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Comixology: My Little Ponies Comics On Sale   99 Cents/Issue

Bronies and ponies unite, and buy My Little Pony comics for only 99 cents from Comixology!

My Little Pony is a franchise that swept the nation in the mid-to-late 80′s. If you grew up in that time like I did, you definitely came across these prettily colored ponies with sparkly tails, either in your own toy box or that of a friend. Now, My Little Pony is back with the hit My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series, and with that has come a whole culture of My Little Pony cosplay and a male My Little Pony fan culture called “bronies”. But, what media property would be complete without toys and other various merch like comics?

That’s right, comics! Specifically comics for 99 cents per issue from Comixology. Some of the comics were originally $1.99, and some were $2.99, so you’re saving $1 or $2 by getting them for $0.99 per issue. If you want volume one, you can get it for $3.99, which is $4 off the original price of $7.99. Of course, there is no shipping since this is a digital comic.

One of the best things about Comixology is that they have readers for every platform. Web, iOS, Android. You can even get a pretty good Windows 8 app. The apps are very intuitive and you can even get panel-by-panel guided viewing.

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(Expires: 25th July 2013)

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May 14

Comixology: 50% Off Battlestar Galactica Comics

Posted by on May 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Comixology: 50% Off Battlestar Galactica Comics

I should say something funny about Battlestar Galactica here, but I’ve got nothing. Get 50% off the comics with Comixology. Cylon!

The reason i don’t have anything to say about Battlestar Galactica is because I have never ingested any Battlestar content with my eyes. Yes, I’m a bad geek, I know. I have a very good reason, though! I don’t want to watch it. See, I told you it was a good reason.

But for all the people out there who love Battlestar Galactica in a very inappropriate way, this is a great deal. There are six different Battlestar comic series on sale here and they are all half off. You can get each issue for only 99 cents. They are normally $1.99 so you’re getting $1 off. These are all fairly new too, the oldest one having started in 2011 and at least one brand new one that started in 2013. If you’re not sure about the comics you can pick up issue #1 for FREE.

These are digital comics so there is no shipping fee and you can read them on your computer, phone or tablet.

Are you a Battlestar Galactica fan? Why? Do you like something else more?

(Expires: 16th May 2013, 11:59PM ET, midnight local time outside North America)

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April 21

Comixology: Grimm’s Fairy Tales Omnibi & Collected Editions – Up To 50% Off

Posted by on April 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Comixology: Grimms Fairy Tales Omnibi & Collected Editions   Up To 50% Off

These aren’t the fairy tales you heard when you were a kid. Actually, they are, but with a far more adult slant. Grownup fairly tales, on sale, from Comixology!

Seriously people, these are not kids fairy tales. I mean, most comics are way over-sexualized, but these things are way, way, way over-sexualized: just fair warning. Regardless of how ludicrous some of the parts of the books are, people seem to really dig ‘em. The concept is great; Take something that almost every knows, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and flip it so even though it’s the same characters and same general story, it’s completely different. I’ve never read these, but from what I can gather the whole concept around them is taking fairy tales and working them into a real life situation that matches up somewhat with the story of the original fairy tale.

I actually really identify with this, because I’ve written a book with a similar sort of storytelling mechanism. I think it’s a great way to open up comics (or a book, TV show, movie or other media property) to a new audience who might not otherwise be interested in it. There is no real barrier to entry on a comic like this unless you’re put off by it’s adult nature. Most of us know Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, so it’s not like getting into these comics will take a bunch of back story or learning a bunch of new characters.

The digital Omnibi, Collected Editions and individual issues are all on sale for varying amounts up to 50% off. The individual issues are all 50% off their original $1.99 price tag so you pay $0.99. The collected editions come in at $5.99, which is 40% off the original $9.99 price. The Omnibi are $19.99 and $21.99 which is 45% and 50% off, respectively. They are all digital comics, so no shipping and you can read them on your computer, smartphone or tablet!

(Expires: 22nd April 2013, 11:00PM ET in North America, local evening times in other regions.)

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April 12

Comixology: Half Off Select Chris Ryall Comics

Posted by on April 12, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Comixology: Half Off Select Chris Ryall Comics

Chris Ryall makes comics. He makes awesome comics. He makes awesome comics that you want. Comixology makes awesome Chris Ryall comics that you want, available for half off!

I have to be honest with you, I had never heard of Chris Ryall before this sale. I had certainly heard of some of his comics but am ashamed to say I have never read one. This guy is the Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing and has been since 2004. His list of works is absolutely massive and very impressive.

This sale includes series like:

There are other comics available too and this guy is a great comic creator. You won’t be disappointed with these books. You can download these to read on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

(Expires: 18th April 2013, 11PM ET, local evening times in other regions)

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April 6

Comixology: Army Of Dead Comics 99 Cents Per Digital Issue

Posted by on April 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Comixology: Army Of Dead Comics 99 Cents Per Digital Issue

Seeing the Evil Dead remake this weekend? Want more Evil Dead? How about you continue it with the Army of Darkness comics from Comixology? While you’re at it, you might as well do it for only 99 cents!

The Evil Dead movie remake is out this weekend and to celebrate the return of Bruce Campbell and his boomstick, Comixology has the Army of Darkness (Evil Dead 3) comics on sale. There are 65 individual comics on sale for 99 cents each. They were all originally $1.99, so you’re saving $1. If you really want a great deal though, I highly suggest this:

This is the description for the omnibus and includes the listing of which books this omnibus collects:

The complete DIGITAL OMNIBUS of ARMY OF DARKNESS!! Collects Army of Darkness: Movie Adaptation 1-3, Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes 1-4, Army of Darkness: Shop Till You Drop Dead 1-4, Army of Darkness vs. ReAnimator 1-4, and Army of Darkness Vol. 1 5-7.

It’s funny to think there might be people picking these comics up specifically because they saw the movie and have never seen the originals. It almost makes me sad that there are people going to see this movie who don’t even know it’s a remake and will never see the original. Okay, well, either way, you’re going to enjoy these comics!

(Expires: 7th April 2013, 11:00PM ET in North America, local evenings in other regions)

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March 23

Comixology: Entire HELLBLAZER Run For 99 Cents/Issue + FREE Comic!

Posted by on March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Comixology: Entire HELLBLAZER Run For 99 Cents/Issue + FREE Comic!

You can buy every issue in the 25 year long Hellblazer series for only 99 cents per issue. That’s 50% off 300 comics! How can you perform this wizard feat? Why, with Comixology, of course.

I haven’t done a lot of Comixology deals as of late because they have been mainly on Marvel and DC franchises that everyone knows, like Batman and Captain America. While those are fine, I like featuring some of the smaller publishers like Vertigo and their 25 year long Hellblazer series. Now, before some comic nerd comments, I know Vertigo is part of DC, but it is an imprint that focuses specifically on more adult comics instead of the flashy superhero comics that are getting turned into movies. While Vertigo isn’t exactly struggling, they are often overlooked by some of the more casual readers.

As I mentioned, Hellblazer has been running for 25 years and, as of last month, is over. It ran for 300 issues. That is an amazing feat for any media property. From the Bloody-Disgusting.com description of the final issue:

It’s the heart-rending conclusion of “DEATH AND CIGARETTES”—and the end of Vertigo’s longest running series. John Constantine has escaped, cheated, narrowly avoided and even reversed death on multiple occasions over the past 25 years. Now, we will test whether the old boy has one more second chance in him. Don’t miss this epic, oversized special issue celebrating everything that makes John Constantine so bloody unique.

If you aren’t impressed by the 25 year history, check out the first issue for FREE.

(Expires: 28th March 2013, 11:00PM ET in North America, local evening times in other regions)
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February 9

Comixology: Steel & Firestorm for 99 cents an issue!

Posted by on February 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Comixology: Steel & Firestorm for 99 cents an issue!

Comixology is celebrating Black History Month by offering up sales on some great comics with black superheros.

This is a “half off” sale so the original price was $1.99 and you save $1 making your grand total 99 cents! Not a bad deal for some awesome comics. Actually, I’m just guessing that Firestorm comics are awesome since I’ve never read any of them. I have, however, read a few Steel comics when I was a kid and they were great.

One of the best things about Comixology is their apps. You can buy and read the comics on your computer but they are so much better on a tablet or phone. The app, for me, really is the main reason I buy through Comixology. I especially like the ability to swipe through the comic pane-by-pane instead of page-by-page and having to zoom in and out all the time. You can even buy right from the app. Very convenient.

(Expires: 13th February 2013)

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January 5

Comixology: Valiant Comics – First Issues FREE!

Posted by on January 5, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Comixology: Valiant Comics   First Issues FREE!

The only thing better than a FREE comic is a FREE comic from Comixology. Valiant and Comixology are doing just that! Get the first issue of one of eleven Valiant Comics series for FREE!

This is the perfect opportunity to get into a new series (or an old one) without having to lay down money to see if you’ll like it. It’s a terrible feeling when you drop some cash for the first comic in a series and realize it sucks. It doesn’t happen as often with your Marvel and DC standards like Batman and X-Men but a less well known comic could be a disappointing surprise.

There are some awesome series available in this sale and a lot of them are new releases of older series, which is pretty cool. Here are some of the eleven series whose first issues are FREE!

  • X-O Manowar – Original 1992 series and 2012 series
  • Archer & Armstrong – Original 1992 series and 2012 series
  • Ninjak
  • Bloodshot – Original 1993 series and 2012 series

I’m pretty sure I’m going to get into Archer & Armstrong. It looks pretty good and I definitely dig comedy in comics, which this one seems to have. Anywho, according to Wikipedia, the most trustworthy source of information on the internet, it is “among the most commercially and critically acclaimed buddy comedies in comics” which is awesome.

Expires: 5th January 2013, 11:00PM ET in North America, local evenings in other regions

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December 8

Comixology.com: 12 Days of Free Comics!

Posted by on December 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Comixology.com: 12 Days of Free Comics!

Comixology is like Santa Claus but Comixology exists and gives you free stuff. So Comixology isn’t like Santa, it’s better.

This is actually going to be 11 days of free comics since I missed yesterdays… Sorry about that. Anywho, Comixology is giving away a free comic every day until December 18th! Yesterday was Avengers VS. X-Men Issue #0 (again, sorry I missed it) which is normally $3.99. Not a bad deal.

Today’s free comic isn’t up yet, unfortunately, but I can’t wait to see it. Whatever it is, these comics would make fantastic gifts. You can gift them to people to read on their phones, tablets or computers. Very cool.

If there happen to be any extra-good deals (like free collected editions or graphic novels) I’ll make sure to advise you of them so keep an eye out here for more great deals!

(Expires: 18th December 2012)

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December 4

Comixology.com: Dungeons & Dragons Comics for 50% Off! Fantasy Nerds Beware!

Posted by on December 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Comixology.com: Dungeons & Dragons Comics for 50% Off! Fantasy Nerds Beware!

I always thought I’d go broke buying gadgets, computers and video games. Turns out my downfall might be comics. Comics on a computing gadget that I use to play video games, but still…

I think I’m addicted to comics. A couple of days ago I bought the full run of Madame Mirage because it looked pretty cool. At 99 cents a comic, no big deal. But I also bought the whole volume of Aphrodite IX for $3. Doesn’t seem like a big deal, right? Well, I’m not even a little bit interested in Aphrodite IX, I just tapped the buy button and along I went. *sigh*

This sale will be different though. I will resist this one! It”s a bunch of really awesome looking Dungeons and Dragons themed comics. There are two series and a special.

  • Dungeons & Dragons – Now $0.99/issue or $4.99/collected edition
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Drizzt – Now $0.99/issue
  • Dungeons & Dragons: 100 Page Spectacular – Now $1.99

These are all 50% off their original prices.

Drizzt! Seriously!! A Drizzt comic!? That’ so awesome. I remember reading Drizzt books when I was in middle school and high school. I think any self respecting fantasy nerd has to have read some Drizzt stuff. At least servant of the shard? Oh dear. I may have just talked myself into buying the five Drizzt comics; You see what I do for you people? I’m putting my money in moral danger every time I write up an awesome deal like this.

The art in these comics really caught my eye. I’ve been reading a lot of smaller comics, not independent per se but not Marvel and DC. They seem to be grittier and less capes-and-tights sort of things, and the art follows suit. This art seems a bit more poppy and clean. I don’t know if that makes any sense but go check out the previews yourself and see what I mean.

(Expires: 6th December 2012, 11:00PM ET in North America. Local evenings in other regions.)

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November 28

Comixology.com: Dynamite Comics Masked Hero Sale, Some Kevin Smith Comics (50% off)

Posted by on November 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Comixology.com: Dynamite Comics Masked Hero Sale, Some Kevin Smith Comics (50% off)

Masked heroes are, for my generation, the bread and butter of the comic book world. My childhood comic experience was built on masked heroes like Spider-Man, Batman and The Heckler. Comixology and Dynamite Comics know this and thus are giving you 50% off some awesome masked hero comic books!

I’m glad to see Comixology specifically saying that these are 50% off.  You can usually guess what the discount is (it’s usually 50%) but I like knowing for sure. Anywho, as with all of these Comixology sales, the deals truly are great. Oftentimes though it’s a very specific range of items that are on sale. For example, it could be a sale on Scott Pilgrim comics. If you don’t like Scott Pilgrim, you’re kind of out of luck.

It looks like all the individual comics were $1.99 but are now $0.99. The collected editions were either $9.99 or $7.99 meaning they are now $4.99 or $3.99.

This sale has a bunch of different comics: thirteen different series’, to be exact. Make sure you use the link above. If you go to Comixology and search for these comics, you may not get all the deals.

  • The Shadow
  • The Spider
  • Green Hornet
  • Green Hornet: Year One
  • Green Hornet: Blood Ties
  • The Green Hornet Strikes
  • The Green Hornet: Aftermath
  • The Green Hornet: Parallel Lives
  • Kato
  • Kato Origins: Way of the Ninja
  • Black Terror
  • Zorro
  • Zorro Rides Again

I actually just noticed now that Zorro is on here. How is classic Zorro in the realm of mysterious masked heroes? Anyway, there are a lot of awesome comics on sale here, including a bunch of Green Hornet series by the much loved Kevin Smith. I’ve read a few Green Hornet comics and I dug them quite a bit.

(Expires: 29th November 2012, 11:59PM ET in North America, local evenings in other regions)

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November 16

Comixology.com: G.I. Joe Sale! Joe Comics For Only $0.99!

Posted by on November 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Comixology.com: G.I. Joe Sale! Joe Comics For Only $0.99!

GO JOE!! Comixology is bringing back my childhood with some modern G.I. Joe comics. The best part? They’re on sale!

As is the norm with Comoixology, there is no “before” price but it is probably safe to say that these were $1.99 before the sale.

This really is bringing back my childhood. I remember watching these when I was a kid. Besides all the re-runs, I even got my Dad to rent the animated movies on VHS. Not only did I love the shows, I loved the toys. I never had any of the big G.I. Joe figures with the with the different costumes and stuff but I had a lot of the little plastic ones with the black rubber band holding their upper half to their lower. If you remember that black rubber band that thye all had, comment below! Unfortunately the franchise fell out of favour with kids and the few attempts to revive it never caught my attention. So, other than the movies, which were kinda bad, I’ve had very little G.I. Joe exposure and that is a terrible, terrible thing.

Good thing Comixology is giving us TWO G.I. Joe series to munch on! It looks like both series are over now so you know what you are getting into. It’s a defined story, not something that will go on for 17 years just because they can. When I was a kid, I hated comics like that because I didn’t understand the artistic portion of comics. To me it was just a series that I loved and was ending. Now I get that there is a point where a story just has to end and I actually prefer them.

(Expires 18th November 2012, 11:00PM ET in North America, local evenings in other regions)

 

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