Winter is coming. It’s getting chilly here in the Northeast. Recommendation: Stay inside and read comics. To make that even easier, comiXology is having a huge Cyber Monday sale today.
Purchased by Amazon in 2014, comiXology is pretty much the best platform for reading comics that have been digitized. Even this librarian enjoys reading digital comics with comiXology, which is a cloud-based application that is available for use through Android, iOS, Kindle, and web browsers.
The biggest news: comiXology is having its first-ever Buy One, Get Free sale on all DC Comics and Vertigo titles that were released digitally before Sept. 21, 2015. Use the code DCBOGO at check out to use this deal on iconic titles like Superman, Batgirl, and Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman.” Or, try out newer books like “Gotham Academy,” “The Kitchen,” or “Bodies.”
In addition to the DC/Vertigo sale, a select list of 30 Dark Horse Comics trades and graphic novels will be available for just $2.99 each. Included in this ridiculously good bargain: “Serenity Volume 4: Leaves on the Wind,” “Lady Killer,” and Eisner Award winning “Green River Killer.”
Manga fans can take advantage of a select list of ten Viz books that will cost $4.99 apiece. The first volumes of “Ultraman,” “Assassination Classroom,” and the shojo “Spell of Desire” are three of these selected titles. Kodansha has extended their Black Friday 99 cent sale on the first volumes of “Attack on Titan,” “Say I Love You,” and “The Seven Deadly Sins.”
Parts of the Marvel Universe are also part of this Cyber Monday sale. Specific X-Men/Black Vortex titles, such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” #24-25, “Captain Marvel” # 14, and “All New X-Men” #38-39, are discounted. Marvel readers may have noticed the free digital editions that are offered with purchase of some physical copies of their books. Readers can link their Marvel and comiXology accounts, so that when you redeem your free digital copy, it’s automatically added to your comiXology cloud.
In addition to these brand-new Cyber Monday deals, comiXology is continuing some of their Black Friday sales. The comic book publisher that takes all of my money, Image Comics, is continuing their 50% off sale. Certain titles are part of the Image Comics sale, and you must use promo code IMAGE at check out. The Image sale ends on Dec. 2, 2015.
The Marvel Spider-Verse Black Friday Sale is running until Dec. 1, 2015, as is the Marvel Black Friday Collection Sale. If you haven’t already read Neil Gaiman’s “1602,” now is your chance to get the trade for just $7.99. Yes, I’m a bit of a Neil Gaiman fangirl. Another fantastic steal from the Marvel Black Friday sale is the collection of “Secret Wars” issues #1-12 for $9.99.
Since comiXology’s purchase by Amazon, in-app purchases are no longer possible. So, yes, one does have to purchase via the comiXology store, but it’s quite easy. The additions to your comic book library in the cloud are instantaneous. comiXology always offers a swell offering of free comics, to get you hooked. Right now, you can get free issues of “Jessica Jones,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and “Rex Libris.”