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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.