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Comixology Sale Picks: Grant Morrison

Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:23 on 23 Oct 2015
Comixology Sale Picks: Grant Morrison
Hello. Sorry, yes, we know, it's been a while. We've been a bit busy, and it's prevented us from getting much done around here. But Comixology are running an absolutely massive Grant Morrison (DC/Vertigo only) sale this week, and we simply couldn't let that pass without comment - so read on to find out just how much of your hard-earned cash you need to be throwing away...

Preacher Reading Guide

Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:27 on 16 Jun 2014
Preacher Reading Guide
Oh look, it's another one of those Comixology sales where the entirety of a brilliant series is going super-cheap. It's not really possible to pick out individual issues or arcs from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's late '90s Vertigo series Preacher and recommend them over others - the series as a whole is a sprawling epic that really needs to be followed through from the beginning rather than dipping in and buying bits of it. But because of the handful of spinoff, character-background-filling-in miniseries that were released alongside it, and the fact that different trade editions have collected some things in slightly different orders, it's useful to put together an arc-by-arc reading guide for if you do end up buying it in this single-issue form. And at the same time I'll give a quick précis of each arc and where I think it stands in the great scheme of things.

Comixology Sale Picks: Superman Essential Graphic Novels

Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:27 on 11 Feb 2015
Comixology Sale Picks: Superman Essential Graphic Novels
It's been a little while since we've had a nice one of these that we can properly get our teeth into, but as you might expect, a Superman Essential Graphic Novels sale is right in our particular wheel arch. So read on to see which of Grant Morrison, Jeph Loeb and J. Michael Straczynski have written books we think you should buy OH I WONDER WHICH ONES HAVEN'T.

Comixology Sale Picks: Batman 750

Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:45 on 23 Jul 2014
Comixology Sale Picks: Batman 750
Update 26.11.14: The Batman 750 sale is back! So we're re-bumping our guide to it - it seems to be basically the same 750 comics as before, though we haven't had a chance to go through and check in detail to make absolutely certain. But if you missed it the first time, now's your chance...

Seven hundred and fifty Batman comics? Seven hundred and fifty? No way are we going to be able to give you a yes or no on every single item featured in Comixology's mammoth Batman anniversary sale, but if we go through and pick out a few choice things we think are worth looking at, it might help you actually navigate the sale without it taking the entire week that it lasts for...

Comixology Sale Picks: DC Multiversity

Posted by Seb Patrick at 23:00 on 20 Aug 2014
Comixology Sale Picks: DC Multiversity
With Grant Morrison's long awaited The Multiversity starting this week, DC and Comixology have seen fit to put up a sale that should really be called "The Crisis Sale", but which is basically themed heavily around the concept of alternate worlds. Fortunately, it does this without touching Countdown with a ten-foot barge pole, for which we can only be thankful.

Anyway, here's our look at what's worth buying, although be warned that the sale includes both 52 and Crisis on Infinite Earths, so if you're going to take our word on absolutely everything, you're in for an expensive one.

5 + 2 reasons to buy 52

Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:20 on 14 May 2014
5 + 2 reasons to buy 52
DC's 2006/07 weekly series 52 is going cheap on Comixology this week - giving you the opportunity, until Tuesday 20th, to get the whole thing for around £35. What follows isn't one of our usual Buyers Guides - as that would simply consist of me saying "Buy it, it's great" - but instead a list of seven reasons (52... 5 + 2... geddit?) why you should take a punt on it.

This is a little bit needy, Comixology

Posted by Seb Patrick at 18:09 on 11 May 2014
This is a little bit needy, Comixology
I mean yeah, I liked those issues of IIF I read, but I bought 'em in a sale. I don't reeeeally need you pestering me to buy more of them at full price, y'know?

The Death and Return of Superman Buyer's Guide

Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:07 on 07 May 2014
The Death and Return of Superman Buyer's Guide
Comixology's latest weekly DC Comics sale is a Superman/Doomsday collection, giving readers the chance to pick up the entire 1992 Death and Return of Superman saga - plus a selection of later Doomsday-related issues - for 99c/69p each.

We've tailored this buyer's guide towards the sale - which runs until 12th May - specifically, but you can also use it as a general-purpose guide to reading the Death and Return event, whether digitally or in printed trades/single issues.

The Alternate Cover Podcast #14

Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:34 on 29 Apr 2014
The Alternate Cover Podcast #14
Seb, James and Rhys are back once again, and as summer crossover season approaches, we're taking the tried-and-tested comics method of teasing the future death of a cast member. But which one of the Alternate Cover gang will shortly be leaving for pastures new? Find out at the end of the episode.

Comixology stops in-app purchases on iOS. Comics readers unhappy.

Posted by Seb Patrick at 19:02 on 26 Apr 2014
Comixology stops in-app purchases on iOS. Comics readers unhappy.
Well, we expected changes, but we didn't expect them to be this quick. As of today, Comixology users on iOS and Android have to update to a new version of the app before they can continue buying comics. iOS users can no longer make in-app purchases on a heavily altered new app - which is an unsurprising development after Amazon did the same with Kindle, but no less unwelcome, particularly as most tablet comics readers simply aren't used to buying their comics via the website, and so rather than doing so, will probably just... not bother.