Bargains. Bargains. Bargains. (Comics Edition)

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a thread for posting cheap deals on comics

koogs, Friday, 13 February 2015 09:28 (seven years ago) link

was browsing comixology (uk) yesterday with a view to finding a use for my new tablet. did the usual searches and turned up this:

which is the library edition of ted mckeever's metropol for £2.49. that's 1-12 of metropol and 1-3 of metropol ad. he put these out in a library edition some years after the original printing and removed all the colouring and sound effects that they forced him to add in the first place.

transit and eddy current also available for the same price, albeit much shorter (5 and 12 issues respectively)

americans: $3.99 here

koogs, Friday, 13 February 2015 09:33 (seven years ago) link

£4 for morrison / quietly's all-star superman

koogs, Friday, 13 February 2015 09:37 (seven years ago) link

London people - forbidden planet have a bunch of copies of the 2nd and 4th volumes of Akira for £3.99 each at the moment, nice little deal

jamiesummerz, Friday, 13 February 2015 14:58 (seven years ago) link


koogs, Monday, 16 February 2015 16:05 (seven years ago) link

fanta's avoidance of digital is a bummer

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 February 2015 16:20 (seven years ago) link

? from koogs' link,

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Monday, 16 February 2015 16:39 (seven years ago) link

i mean to say their pricing and lack of sales is not consumer-friendly

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 February 2015 17:41 (seven years ago) link

the first Harley Quinn collected TPB is 80p on amazon (issues 0-8, 208 pages).

comixology sales change every day by the look of things. (so i was lucky to get all-star superman.)

metropol also comes with non-drm backup (basically a cbz or a pdf)

koogs, Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:24 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

sale on daredevil stuff, ahead of the new tv series i guess (is it a tv series?)

bought the Miller Vol 1 and Bendix Vol 1 because, y'know, 90% off cover price, rude not to.

hadn't realised the miller was so early, thought it was after the Nocenti that i've previously read but it's actually '79 and isn't the style that i associate with him, which i guess came later. have just flicked through it so far though.

koogs, Monday, 13 April 2015 10:36 (seven years ago) link

FOPP in Glasgow are selling Too Soon?, an excellent collection of Drew Friedman's recent illustration work, for £3 (or two books for a fiver)

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Monday, 13 April 2015 10:56 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

is Superman: Doomed worth reading? is down from £28 to £3.

ditto Final Crisis? (down from £9 to £3)

part of DC Events sale here:

walking dead graphic novels also discounted.

sin city too:

koogs, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 09:43 (seven years ago) link

Final Crisis is a bonanza of fun Morrison stuff - it's also maybe the last really good thing he wrote (seven years ago, yikes) - Batman run peaks around the same time.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:05 (seven years ago) link

Is, er, Knightfall worth a go? That was my (first) jumping off point for comics as a teenager, when my OCD completism switched to record-buying instead...

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:07 (seven years ago) link

I'd be careful that the Final Crisis bundle or w/e only contains the relevant Morrison stuff, and in the right order - the TPB didn't and the comics were impenetrably organised in the first place (a hardcover later got it right for the first time afaik)

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:11 (seven years ago) link

it does say: "Final Crisis: New Edition"

"What happens when evil wins? That's the question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every being in the DCU have to face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of narcissistic followers actually win the war between light and dark. Featuring the deaths and resurrections of major DC characters, FINAL CRISIS is more than your average multi-part event-it's a deconstruction of Super Hero comics and a challenging, thought-provoking take on the modern, four-color icons.

Collects DC Universe #0, Final Crisis # 1-7, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond # 1-2, Final Crisis: Submit, Batman 682-683 and material from Absolute Final Crisis."

and only lists morrison as author.

koogs, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 10:28 (seven years ago) link

Sin City: pick up vol. 1, The Hard Goodbye. If you like it, chances are you'll like vols. 2-4. The remaining stuff is for die-hard fans pretty much, though there were some good one shots in the vol. 6 collection. (Also, Miller's writing and artwork starts to go downhill at that point).

That Final Crisis listing sounds like everything I read in the hardcover. Most of the DC sale is ehhh, though I guess picking up all of 52 for $12 is a pretty good deal.

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 13:54 (seven years ago) link

Miller's writing and artwork go sharply downhill with the second Sin City

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 23:05 (seven years ago) link

I'd still rep for Dame to Kill For, and definitely That Yellow Bastard

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 23:46 (seven years ago) link

(i have all the sin city books (including ridic expensive dame to kill for hardback, which is about 3x what i'd pay for anything these days, nice though it is). that post was a heads-up to anyone else that was interested. i think i enjoyed them all as they were coming out, except may the last one, with the colours. haven't reread any of them though.)

bought both the doomed and final crisis books, £6 total, and, i think, 900ish pages total.

koogs, Wednesday, 8 July 2015 00:09 (seven years ago) link

Final Crisis is a hot mess. Why are these hundreds of superheroes running around spouting this incoherent nonsense? Dunno. 136 pages in, twice as many to go.

koogs, Saturday, 11 July 2015 19:05 (seven years ago) link

if you didn't know a DC crossover event with "Crisis" in the title would be this, collective apologies for not warning you upthread

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Sunday, 12 July 2015 05:30 (seven years ago) link

I kind of did, but figured the series named for the event would be more of a hub for the stories rather than just the glue between the stories with all the action happening elsewhere. Enjoyed the art in superman beyond.

koogs, Sunday, 12 July 2015 09:38 (seven years ago) link

nah, the other books aren't relevant to the Morrison material at all - that's just the style he's using

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Sunday, 12 July 2015 15:01 (seven years ago) link

lol at the humble bundle grant morrison/stan lee/depak chopra pack

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 13 July 2015 03:30 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

all 565 pages of From Hell only £2.99 on comixology (uk) at the moment

koogs, Wednesday, 7 October 2015 08:35 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

approx 1600(!) DC graphic novels for £2.99 each at comixology at the moment as part of their black friday promo.

koogs, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:25 (five years ago) link

Marvel too. Am a bit overwhelmed trying to work out what to get. Also on Google Play if you don't want to be stuck on a Kindle or whatever.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 22 November 2017 22:45 (five years ago) link

I bought King's Omega Men. Nine-panel comics are the perfect size to commute-read on your phone.

Also picked up Judas Contract and the Tom Veitch run on Animal Man, which I hated at the time, but never finished and curious where it went. Nowhere interesting, I guess, but that's the beauty of CHEAPNESS.

Also tempted to pick up the nine books of the Byrne/Ordway/Stern run on Superman, because they're expensive in print and I've never found a bootleg edition.

This is super-pedantic but I hate that the Comixology apps won't go full-width in portrait mode on an iPad. It's annoying. I'd probably buy way more if they did that.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:45 (five years ago) link

Ooo, Omega Men, good one. All 12 issues for Aus$7.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 23 November 2017 01:03 (five years ago) link

(I've picked up a couple of swamp thing collections - I already have the first four issues of the 2016 reboot but the collection of 1-6 was cheaper than buying the remaining two individually. And the 2011 deluxe edition covered the first 20 issues and was the same price as each of the 3 normal collections covering those same issues)

koogs, Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:57 (five years ago) link

Got the Mark Millar run on Swamp Thing and Delano's Animal Man, both of which I've been curious to read for a while now. Carey's Hellblazer, too (at least what's been collected so far). And some of the writer/artist-focused collections of older Batman runs, which are usually pretty damn expensive.

Omega Men is a good idea, too, though I'm trying not to go too crazy with this sale

Duane Barry, Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:51 (five years ago) link

re-read the solo Millar run on Swamp Thing last year, still good

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Friday, 24 November 2017 20:00 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

comixology currently have an al ewing sale:

koogs, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:16 (three years ago) link


koogs, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:19 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

comixology uk has all 14 of the love and rockets library for the price of (less than) 2 (rpp £12 each).

koogs, Friday, 24 December 2021 22:58 (eleven months ago) link

new stories (vol iii) and vol iv also very cheap, will get those next time.

koogs, Friday, 24 December 2021 23:02 (eleven months ago) link

Humble Bundle doing cheap Ed Brubaker crime bundle

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 24 December 2021 23:56 (eleven months ago) link

Love and Rockets

Classic Spider-Man on sale as well

Nhex, Saturday, 25 December 2021 19:17 (eleven months ago) link

had read some of l+r as reprints in deadline magazine in the 90s but that was about all. started on Maggie the mechanic last night and it is odd... the sci-fi aspect wasn't it the bits i had read. and the art is fully formed, let down somewhat by the scruffy lettering. looking forward to the other 3500 pages.

koogs, Sunday, 26 December 2021 12:29 (eleven months ago) link

it's foundational and not particularly representative of where jaime ends up even a year later.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 26 December 2021 16:49 (eleven months ago) link

I just placed an order here (indie comics store Wow Cool) because of their "26% Off Everything" sale that ends TODAY (note: I've never ordered from them before but they seem legit):
No sales tax for non-California shipments, and cheap "media mail" shipping is an option.

Speaking of L&R, I've been bouncing around the series for a while (reading things out of order...I know...I know...) and FINALLY got around to "Human Diastrophism", which I finished today. HOLY SHIT. This has got to be my favorite Gilbert story. That ending. Jesus.

ernestp, Monday, 27 December 2021 18:15 (eleven months ago) link

And re: "Maggie the Mechanic" - Jaime figured out pretty quickly after that how to design his pages and stories so that the reader can enjoy a good, brisk pace, rather than having to digest huge blocks of text that slow things down. Yep, more punk and wrestling later, rather than sci-fi.

ernestp, Monday, 27 December 2021 18:23 (eleven months ago) link

He drops the italics during issue 6, and completely changes his letterforms and lineweight shortly after too - by the mid ‘80s, his drawing is refined and his lettering is almost as gorgeous. (By the third of the Library volumes, he’s on Beto’s level as a storyteller.)

dark end of the st. maud (sic), Monday, 27 December 2021 20:25 (eleven months ago) link

well, dunno if he retouched the art for the library versions but it's more than fine from book 1 panel 1 imo

dug out the Deadlines and they reprinted Death of Speedy and 93 Million Miles from the Sun, probably a bit more.

koogs, Monday, 27 December 2021 21:02 (eleven months ago) link

He was always good, he just gets better!

dark end of the st. maud (sic), Monday, 27 December 2021 21:06 (eleven months ago) link

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