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Old 01-06-19, 02:29 PM
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

Originally Posted by Red Hood
Amazon has the kindle version of Marvel: The Untold Story for $1.99

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DG292XK...QyJNKZwKnx8vm8

And even better, the Kirby: King of Comics Anniversary Edition is $2.99 and you get 75% credit back on your purchase

https://www.amazon.com/Kirby-Comics-...oreType=ebooks
Old 01-06-19, 02:48 PM
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

How does the 75% credit on the Kirby book work? I don’t see anything about it on the page.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

I didn’t see it either, probably a targeted promotion, but I decided it was a good enough deal anyway.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

I went ahead and got the Marvel book, I had a few $1 digital credits from using slow shipping lately.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

Originally Posted by fumanstan
I went ahead and got the Marvel book, I had a few $1 digital credits from using slow shipping lately.
I had a few of those too, but apparently they werenít marked as kindle, but just other digital. Guess Iíll buy a movie.
Old 01-06-19, 04:01 PM
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

Originally Posted by majorjoe23
How does the 75% credit on the Kirby book work? I donít see anything about it on the page.
I see it underneath the Kindle price. As soon as I purchased the Kirby book, Amazon sent me an email saying I had a digital credit of $2.74 to use
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

DC has joined Comixology Unlimited.
Old 01-08-19, 02:07 PM
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

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DC has joined Comixology Unlimited.
While that's great news, wouldn't it make more sense to, I dunno, add some stuff to their own subscription service? At the very least have some kind of parity?
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Originally Posted by fujishig
While that's great news, wouldn't it make more sense to, I dunno, add some stuff to their own subscription service? At the very least have some kind of parity?
Or link the 2 somehow.
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Or link the 2 somehow.
I understood that DCUniverse's comics were powered by Comixology.

I'm guessing they are looking at casting the net wider and expanding their customer base as they both make money either way.
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Unlimited already has more comics than DC Universe the first week. DC dropped the ball.
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Unlimited already has more comics than DC Universe the first week. DC dropped the ball.
I guess they'll just drop the comics part once they roll it into the WB subscription.
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I'm also seeing some DC comics being a part of Prime Reading now too.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

I've heard they added the original Young Justice run to the streaming DC service this week. It's a fun, entertaining series.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

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I'm also seeing some DC comics being a part of Prime Reading now too.
Things like All-Star Superman and several different Rebirth runs are now available for all Prime users. I saw a complete list somewhere but can't find it again.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

Thereís a Deadly Class Humble Bundle, $15 for 35 issues.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

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Things like All-Star Superman and several different Rebirth runs are now available for all Prime users. I saw a complete list somewhere but can't find it again.
Try this

Amazon Amazon
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

There is a Fantagraphics linewide 'sale' on Comixology and several items that are curious to be but wow are their prices disproportionate. Even on sale these are often much more than DC, Marvel, or Image. Although I do wonder if part of this isn't that more 'indie' comics just cost more to publish because of lower volume sales and the need to support less mainstream comics.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

Black Hammer bundle at Dark Horse is a crazy cheap $20.
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

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There is a Fantagraphics linewide 'sale' on Comixology and several items that are curious to be but wow are their prices disproportionate. Even on sale these are often much more than DC, Marvel, or Image. Although I do wonder if part of this isn't that more 'indie' comics just cost more to publish because of lower volume sales and the need to support less mainstream comics.
Yeah, itís the economics of scale. Fantagraphics is a specialty publisher with lower print runs than Marvel and DC, fewer merchandising opportunities, and, as such, most of their income comes from publishing, so they have to keep their prices higher. Also, the typical Fantagraphics reader is also willing to pay more than mainstream readers.

Looking at the Comixology site, they have some really good prices on the Love and Rockets Library volumes. $5.99 is quite a bargain for 250-300 pages of content when you consider a typical 20 page Marvel or DC book is $3.99.
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I’m debating going all-in on Love and Rockets finally. I’ve read a sampling over the years and enjoyed it, but keep holding off on a serious buy/read. Wait, has it been bundled before?
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Originally Posted by Trevor
Black Hammer bundle at Dark Horse is a crazy cheap $20.
The four graphic novels?
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I wish Fantagraphics would do a Love & Rockets Humble Bundle.
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The four graphic novels?
Itís the couple spin off series as well. 35 single issues, and then 5 or collections duplicating the same (with extras maybe).
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Yeah, it’s the economics of scale. Fantagraphics is a specialty publisher with lower print runs than Marvel and DC, fewer merchandising opportunities, and, as such, most of their income comes from publishing, so they have to keep their prices higher. Also, the typical Fantagraphics reader is also willing to pay more than mainstream readers.
Disclaimer that I have a couple friends who work at Fantagraphics, but I agree on these points. They’re a really small operation with a lot of niche titles that fans love but (I assume) don’t move a lot of volume. To this day, I’m surprised that they were able to land major projects like the Peanuts dailies and the Barks ducks, but I guess in the end those are kind of niche as well.

So yeah, I’m OK with paying 50+% off on sale, but I don’t go crazy either. I usually buy a handful of Disney/Peanuts books in each sale, figuring these are probably not going out of print any time soon, and eventually I’ll have all the ones I want. I also just picked up a Pogo to try.

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