Today is Black Friday across America, where the world of retail becomes a living nightmare not unlike the Hunger Games. If, however, you're holed up in a bunker waiting for things to blow over, you can still get in on some pretty great deals. Today at Comixology, Image has launched a gigantic 50% off sale with a ton of great single issues and collections that you can pick up now to read while you stand in line trying to buy a six-dollar BluRay player or make conversation with your relatives.

It should be noted that it's not on everything --- there are a couple of notable absences, including Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's Velvet, for instance --- but there's more than enough there to get going, and as always, we've got some recommendations!


No Mercy, Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil


The biggest must-have of the sale has to be the first collection of Alex de Campi, Carla Speed McNeil and Jenn Manley Lee's No Mercy, a horror thriller where a bunch of college students find themselves dealing with increasingly lethal problems on a trip to Central America. If you're looking for something fun and feel-good, this is not the one to check out, but if you want to read some great comics about terrible things happening to terrible people, it's a great pick. Four bucks is a steal for the first volume, especially given how new it is.

Speaking of recent hits that you can grab for four dollars, the first four issues of Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod's Kaptara --- everything from the series so far except this week's issue, which closes out the first arc --- are in the sale too. If you haven't read them, you need to, if only to understand what it's like when Zdarsky and McLeod combine a love of General Hospital and Another World with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. And, y'know, also because it's great.

There's other fantastic stuff in there, too. I would've recommended Lazarus if it wasn't what I put the spotlight on last time Image had a saleShutter is well worth reading, and there's even recent issues of Phonogram in there to check out if you haven't already. Plus, if you've been waiting for the right opportunity to spend $250 on a run of Spawn, well, now's the time.


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