Good as heck digital Marvel Comics sale on Amazon


Over the weekend I stumbled upon a very large Marvel Comics sale over at Amazon. There are tons of digital titles -- more than I can count -- on sale at extreme discounts. All of the titles are marked as "Kindle Edition" on the Amazon store, but for what it's worth, they will all also deliver to your ComiXology app if your accounts are linked, or if you just use your Amazon account on ComiXology.


I've gravitated toward using ComiXology mainly for titles where I'm not interested in creating lasting physical collections. So the vast majority of my Batman, Star Wars, and Archie reading is done via buying physical trade paperbacks -- but most everything else goes the route of ComiXology app. It's often cheaper to buy these from the Amazon storefront than the actual ComiXology storefront, too, so this sale isn't super surprising.

Since I normally buy trade paperbacks, even on digital, the going price can be anywhere from $8 to $12 and up for a single book. This is fairly reflective, if a little cheaper than, the going rates for physical books. But this sale has books going for an average somewhere between $2.20 and $3.60 or so.

Here's what I picked up:

Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3 -- for a combined $7. These are all three volumes of Coates' very well-received run on the character available to date.

Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja -- Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4 -- for a combined $10.60. The complete four-volume run by Fraction and Aja, which was celebrated for taking a fun and different angle on the character. You can check out the first volume for free, too, if you have Amazon Prime.

Vision by Tom King -- Volume 1, Volume 2 -- for a combined $4.40. This run got a lot of great press, and I love this character in the Avengers movies, so I'm gambling four bucks on it.

I'm also considering taking the dive on the complete Marvel NOW Deadpool run -- eight volumes in total -- from 2012-15. I've heard good things about this collection, which features an obviously hilarious character, among them the surprising amount of emotion present in arcs like the third volume. All eight volumes for only $19.20 is a pretty good steal.

There are hundreds of titles in there so I'm also very interested in hearing about recommendations -- feel free to toss some my way if you feel so inclined.