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Amazon has hundreds of DC graphic novels on sale for five bucks

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The cover of Batman Annual #1, DC Comics 2016. David Finch/DC Comics

The great eye of Amazon digital comics sales has finally swept from Marvel Comics to DC. The retail giant has a huge swath of digital DC Comics collections for sale until January first, so snap them up while the going is good.

The digital comics can be read on Kindle, or opened on a Comixology account. Most of the books are listed at a sale price of five dollars, 75 percent off of their usual $19.99 price.

And if you’re not sure what to get, allow us to help. After all, we’re pretty good at that. For example, three of the books on our best comics of 2017 list are on the sale.

Midnighter and Apollo is a “toweringly hopeful queer revenge anthem about the world’s biggest badass taking a magic candle portal to Hell to recover the soul of his dead superpowered boyfriend from the devil himself.”

I called Doom Patrol: Brick by Brick “wildly surreal, full of heart, beautifully colored and inventively drawn.”

And I said that “if you want to know why comics people won’t ever shut up about Kirby, grab” Mister Miracle by Jack Kirby.

But there’s more beyond just that list. For example, I forgot that Wonder Woman: Year One, the best retelling of the character’s origin story since 1987, came out this year — and I’m kicking myself for not including it.

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the history of comics — and never more than now, when DC Comics is returning to the setting.

Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda’s Omega Men is the best Star Wars comic that isn’t actually about Star Wars.

And Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles is the comic that turned a laughable villain into a tragic figure; making everyone care about, of all people, Kite-Man.

Happy reading!

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