It physically pains me to say this, my friends, but Christmas is over for another year. The trees are about to be set out on the street where they will be taken to be set on fire by teens, the stockings are about to go back into the attic because nobody actually has feet shaped like that, and all the presents have been unwrapped. Or have they?!

That's right, folks: Image Comics is keeping the spirit of giving (or, you know, the spirit of consumerism, whatever works for you) alive for another few days with a huge sale on digital comics at their site. Right now, up through Saturday, everything they have is 50% off.

 

For those of you lucky enough to snag a new tablet from Santa Claus, this is a pretty great chance to load that thing up with some inexpensive, high-quality digital comics and see what all the fuss is about. There are great titles like Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals and Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's Lazarus up there starting at $0.99 per issue, with the recent ones at a still-pretty manageable $1.49. And one of the best parts, for those of you concerned with issues of digital file ownership, is that Image offers up their titles in multiple DRM-free formats, so you can do whatever you want with them without the need for a proprietary app.

As always, if you need recommendations, check out CA's list of the Best Comics of 2013, including links right over to the Image site where you can buy 'em. And a very merry St. Stephen's Day to us all!