We don’t know why, and we don’t know how (OK, we have some guesses) but you can grab a shockingly large number of digital Marvel comics from Amazon on the cheap today, most of them for under five dollars.
Without fanfare, the online bookseller has slashed prices on more than 2,000 Marvel collected editions. The discounted prices are available for Kindle-ready editions of the books, as well as editions available through Comixology, an Amazon subsidiary and the biggest digital comics retailer out there. As just one example, God Loves, Man Kills, the seminal X-Men story arc that inspired much of the X-Men film franchise, will set you back $4 on Comixology, and $10 if you want it in hardcover.
You can get it on Amazon, right now, in a Comixology-ready edition, for 80 cents.
The sale is huge and well worth diving into, but here are some other recommended highlights, from your resident comics expert:
- The Infinity Gauntlet, the first infamous story of the Mad Titan Thanos and his quest to possess all the Infinity Gems and wield omnipotent power.
- Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 1, Marvel’s cleverest comedy series, where the story all began.
- Darth Vader Vol 1, the triumphant return of Star Wars comics to Marvel, shedding light on the post-A New Hope adventures of Anakin Skywalker.
- Jessica Jones: Alias Vol 1, the series that inspired the Peabody Award-winning Netflix show.
- Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, the best-selling series from the inimitable Ta-Nehisi Coates that brings Wakanda into a new era, literally and figuratively.