On The Cheap: 12 Cheap Comics For Christmas
Ho ho ho, friends! It's the end of the year, and that means that pretty much everyone is running a sale on Comixology right now --- which means that there's actually so much in there that it's impossible to narrow it down to just one.
So once you've put the partridge in its pear tree and shipped it off to your true love, why not grab a cup of wassail and treat yourself --- or a friend in need of a last-minute gift --- to a full twelve picks for comics to pick up for as much as 60% off this Christmas?
- The Omega Men: The End Is Near by Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda, DC Comics --- Not just one of 2016's best comics, but probably the single best sci-fi comic that DC has put out in years.
- Midnighter by Steve Orlando and ACO, DC Comics --- With Midnighter and Apollo going into 2017 as one of DC's strongest titles, it's time to jump on at the beginning, if you haven't read it already.
- Prez by Mark Russell, Ben Caldwell, Mark Morales, Sean Parsons, and Dominike "Domo" Stanton, DC Comics --- It's kind of tough to believe that The Flintstones is one of the most biting satires in comics today, but not if you've read through what was hands down the best book of the all-too-brief "DCYou" era.
- Martian Manhunter vol. 1: The Epiphany by Rob Williams and Eddy Barrows, DC Comics --- I don't think they get to the part where J'onn gets his powers through Ancient Martian Black Magic until vol. 2, but this is a pretty good place to start on an incredibly overlooked title.
- Lumberjanes Vol. 1: To The Max Edition by Noelle Stevenson, Brooke A. Allen, Shannon Waters and Grace Ellis, Boom Studios --- Lumberjanes is a perennial favorite for gift-giving around here, but both volumes of the To The Max editions are on sale for eight bucks, meaning you can get both for less than the regular price of one.
- Klaus #1-7 by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, Boom Studios --- Morrison and Mora's Santa Claus origin is my favorite comic of the year, and while the collection (and the new one-shot) aren't on sale, all seven issues of the series are down to a dollar each.
- Jonesy vol. 1 by Sam Humphries and Caitlin Rose Boyle, Boom Studios --- The utterly charming story of a girl with the power to make other people fall in love is a great all ages pick for pretty much anyone.
- Toil and Trouble by Mairghread Scott, Kelly Matthews, and Nicole Matthews, Boom Studios --- You may be most familiar with Scott from her work on Transformers: Windblade (which is also great), but her take on Macbeth's witches alongside the Matthews sisters was a genuinely great read despite a lack of talking airplanes.
- Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers by Nick Roche and Trevor Hutchison, IDW --- This might not be the best place to start with Transformers, but the incredibly violent, genuinely thrilling story of a special ops crew infiltrating a planet-sized Decepticon prison is brutal action at its best.
- Jem and the Holograms vol. 1: Showtime by Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell, IDW --- If you're reading ComicsAlliance at all, you already know that we love this book. If the one thing that's been holding you back has been that you can't get the first arc for four bucks, well, here you go.
- Monstress vol. 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, Image Comics --- For the Image stuff, you'll need to use a coupon code, but jumping on Monstress for four bucks is well worth taking an extra step.
- Lazarus vol. 1 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, Image Comics --- This is categorized as an "Essential" Image book for a good reason. It's probably my favorite thing coming out from that company, the rare book where the world-building is as fascinating as the story that goes with it.
And that's just scratching the surface of what's available. Dive in, get something to read, and have some fun this weekend!