March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women and their contributions to the world. Digital comics retailer Comixology is honoring our favorite fictional women as well with sales on comics starring the most extraordinary women in comics, from Betty Cooper and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Jessica Jones, Batgirl and Wonder Woman.
The DC Leading Ladies Sale discounts select digital comics featuring women by up to 73 percent. DC has no shortage of compelling female superheroes and antiheroes, from Harley Quinn and Catwoman to Supergirl and Wonder Woman. There’s even a Lois Lane anthology thrown in, proving that you don’t need super powers to be a badass lady. Batgirl of Burnside, the first arc in the 2011-2016 Batgirl run is my favorite comic of all time and discounted to just $4.99. The DC Leading Ladies Sale ends on March 12.
The only Marvel comics discounted today are ones featuring Jessica Jones, just in time for the second season of her Netflix show. Lucky for us, she’s been in a heck of a lot of comics, so you can save up to 67 percent off more than 100 issues. This deal ends tonight, March 8, at 11 p.m. ET.
Non-superpowered women in comics are getting their due as well. Comixology is running a month-long Women’s History Month Sale on IDW comics with women as main characters, like an Orphan Black miniseries and the Kickstarter-funded printing of the popular webcomic, Strong Female Protagonist. Dark Horse heroines are included too, with sales on series like Buffy: The High School Years and the adorable anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. This deal ends on March 12.
Last year’s groundbreaking Wonder Woman movie proved that there’s a huge audience for comic book movies starring women in front of and behind the scenes. We’ll be getting a Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson next year. And don’t think we’re gonna forgot about that Black Widow movie, Marvel. Until then, they live on in print.
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