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Old 09-01-15, 05:40 PM
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Thanks! Filled up the holes in my Farscape collection.
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How is Love & Rockets? Is it's reputation inflated from being an early popular indie title or is it altogether 'epic' on it's own?
Old 09-02-15, 12:43 AM
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How is Love & Rockets? Is it's reputation inflated from being an early popular indie title or is it altogether 'epic' on it's own?
I tried it several times but personally, couldn't connect to it and put it down eventually.

I bit strange to me that there are no Clowes and Crumb items in the Fantagraphics catalog on Comixology - they are kind of the 'bigger' stars there, but there's still enough intriguing stuff on sale now - any recommendations would be welcome !
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Great new freebie at Dark Horse; remember you must read/load it for it to be added to your permanent library.
https://digital.darkhorse.com/profil...cters-sampler/

Four new Marvel freebies in the main freebie page.
https://www.comixology.com/free-comics

After what seems like a long break, another Marvel Firsts sale, two recent hit number 1s for $.99 each, Spider-Gwen and Captain Marvel.
https://www.comixology.com/Marvel-Fi...time/list/8110

Last day on the sale on Dayglow.
https://www.comixology.com/Get-50-Of...-DAY/list/8046

Scholastic has a September sale with two big books at a huge discount; The Dumbest Idea Ever is $1.99 and Ghostopolis from the always great Doug TenNapel is $2.99.
https://www.comixology.com/The-Dumbe...al-comic/85585
https://www.comixology.com/Ghostopol...al-comic/44001
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Re: Digital Comic Book Discussion and Deals (Comixology, etc)

Originally Posted by Undeadcow
How is Love & Rockets? Is it's reputation inflated from being an early popular indie title or is it altogether 'epic' on it's own?
Yes and yes.

It's definitely an acquired taste, and can be a bit overwhelming to new readers who don't know what they're getting into.

The Cliff Notes version:

Love and Rockets was originally published in the early 1980s as a magazine-sized black and white anthology by two brothers, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez. Each brother wrote and drew his own stories, which ranged from one-page strips to longer, continuing stories.

The bulk of Gilbert Hernandez' work involves the fictional Mexican town of Palomar. This is a fairly "epic" piece involving multiple characters and families over a span of decades. Children in the early stories become adults and have children of their own. Gives off a strong Robert Altman vibe.

Most of Jaime Hernandez' work involves the Locas, which centers around the lives and loves of two sort-of punk rawk chicks named Maggie and Hopey and their circle of friends. This one can be a bit strange at first because the early stories were street-level tales about characters on the fringes of society, but also involved things like robots, and space ships. It helps to think of Locas as an adult Archie with magic realist elements in the background. (Magic realism is a predominantly Latin American genre of literature that portrays magical or unreal elements as a natural part in an otherwise realistic or mundane environment.) The longer Jaime's Locas runs, the more the more fantastic elements fade into the background.

Though these are potentially fighting words, it is generally believed, at least in the earliest stories, that Jaime is the better artist while Gilbert is the better writer.

The easiest way to get into these stories would be the new "Love and Rockets Library" books, which are separated by creator. You can start Gilbert's Palomar tales with Volume 1, "Heartbreak Soup." With Jaime, you can either begin with Volume 1, "Maggie the Mechanic," or Volume 2, "The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S" -- Vol 1 contains the more sci-fi based stories, while Vol 2 is where Jaime really hits his stride as a creator, so you could start at either of these volumes.
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The Library books are the ones that are on sale. I don't remember why, but I only picked up the Locas books from an earlier sale. It's some tough going making it through Maggie the Mechanic, though. Maybe I'll try the first Palomar book.
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I like the Cliffs notes summary. I say that as someone who has some autographed L&R books that I haven't read. Wouldn't be a bad choice for the September challenge, actually.
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New freebie from the CBLDF at Comixology.
https://www.comixology.com/CBLDF-Ban...l-comic/264860

New Submit sale is 50% off the series Template with codeword TEMPLATE, sale ends 9/9/15.
https://www.comixology.com/Get-50-Of...LATE/list/8113
The first issue is free.
https://www.comixology.com/Template-...al-comic/46037
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Promo code WANDPOD nets Tailwands #1 for free at http://www.comixology.com/redeem/

https://www.comixology.com/Tailwands...l-comic/169247
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Lots of new sales today.

From Marvel until 9/6/15, twelve Star Wars collections at up to 80% off.
https://www.comixology.com/Star-Wars...Sale/page/8012

Atomic Robo sale until 9/8/15; nine collections are half price at $4.99 each.
https://www.comixology.com/Atomic-Robo-Sale/page/7976

Dark Horse Omnibus sale until 9/6/15; 35 collections at up to 65% off.
https://www.comixology.com/Dark-Hors...Sale/page/7981

Another Marvel sale on Superior Spider-Man (did this title not sell well?), up to 66% off and ending 9/8/15.
Superior Spider-Man 1-31 and 6au
annuals 1-2
All New X-Men Special 1
Indestructible Hulk Special 1
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special 1
https://www.comixology.com/The-Super...Sale/page/4052

Another sale on a Jodorowsky book; all six volumes of The White Llama are $1.99 instead of $5.99, unknown duration.
https://www.comixology.com/The-White...Sale/list/8067

Dark Horse weekend sale should be up soon. I'll predict horror books.
https://digital.darkhorse.com

This week's podcast freebie, Tailwinds, looks Mouse Guard-ian.
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Dark Horse's sale is pretty much exactly the same as the Dark Horse Sale on Comixology.
The only difference is the DH sale has 3 more items than the Comixology one.

$6.99 ea
Alien Legion Omnibus Vol #1
Alien Legion Omnibus Vol #2
Adventures of The Mask Omnibus

All the prices look to be the same.

https://digital.darkhorse.com/genre/236/

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Old 09-04-15, 07:15 PM
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The Atomic Robo sale was confusing since I owned the books, and it wasn't showing as owned. Finally realized they are being published under a different publisher/line.
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The Atomic Robo sale was confusing since I owned the books, and it wasn't showing as owned. Finally realized they are being published under a different publisher/line.
Yep. They're also free from the publisher iirc. Great books.
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"Madame Frankenstein #1" is free on Comixology and the Image website this weekend.
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"Madame Frankenstein #1" is free on Comixology and the Image website this weekend.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/relea...frankenstein-1

Free at Image ^, but not at Comixology last I checked.
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But linked for future price match:
https://www.comixology.com/Madame-Fr...al-comic/98479

This book is written by dvdtalk's own Jamie Rich.
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Some Star Wars stuff is on sale through the 6th, snagged this from Bleeding Cool:

c055aa6c6803e7595b5f7d3bf4d0b6be._QL95_TTD_To celebrate Force Friday, comiXology, Amazon’s Kindle Store and Marvel Comics are teaming up to offer some great deals on some fantastic Star Wars graphic novels.

Visit their website to get some great deals on comiXology! The sale goes from September 4th-September 6th. You can browse some of the titles that are available below.

For $2.99:

STAR WARS A NEW HOPE VOL. 1

STAR WARS RETURN OF THE JEDI VOL. 1

STAR WARS THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK VOL. 1

For $4.99:

CLASSIC STAR WARS VOL. 1

STAR WARS AGENT OF EMPIRE VOL. 1

STAR WARS LEGACY II VOL. 1

STAR WARS LEGACY VOL. 1

STAR WARS OMNIBUS A LONG TIME AGO… VOL. 1

STAR WARS OMNIBUS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC VOL. 1

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: X-WING ROUGE SQUADRON VOL. 1

STAR WARS TALES VOL. 1

STAR WARS VOL. 1: IN THE SHADOW OF YAVIN
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Yep, that's a few posts up. Ends the 6th.
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Shoot, I even looked back a few posts. I should have know it wouldn't have got past you,
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Eh, I miss plenty. Shouldn't have bothered to point it out, since you were nice enough to list all the books, unlike me; but I'm feeling cantankerous today.
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New freebie at Comixology.
https://www.comixology.com/Boys-Over...l-comic/286299

Marvel Monday is on Spider-man 2099.
issues 1-12 of the 2014+ series
issues 1-23 and annual 1 from the 1992+ series
https://www.comixology.com/Spider-Ma...Sale/page/8000

Yet another sale on Crossed; save up to 72% via the 108 book bundle, sale ends 9/13/15.
https://www.comixology.com/Crossed-Sale/page/8029
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Three big new weeklong sales, all ending 9/14/15.

From Marvel, a sale on Avengers collections; 8 books at up to 80% off, $3.99 each.
Age of Ultron: The Complete Event
Avengers World vol 1
Vision: Yesterday and Tomorrow
Avengers: Vision and the Scarlet Witch
Original Sin: Hulk vs Iron Man
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye
Avengers Mythos
Avengers Assemble
https://www.comixology.com/Avengers-...Sale/page/8023

From DC, celebrate the 75th anniversary of Green Lantern with nothing from the original GL, but some more modern stuff. Silly DC.
Green Lantern: Rebirth (2010) 1-6
Green Lantern (2005-2011) 1-67
Green Lantern Corps: Recharge (2005-2006) 1-5
Green Lantern Corps (2006-2011) 1-63
Green Lantern Emerald Warriors (2010-2011) 1-12 plus free preview
Green Lantern: Secret Files (2005) 1
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special (2007) 1
Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps: Secret Files 1
https://www.comixology.com/Green-Lantern-Sale/page/8008


From IDW, Transformers Combiner Wars, two collections with just twelve issues of the storyline at $5.99 each and/or 25 singles of the entire storyline at $.99 each. Wasn't there a Transformers Humble Bundle?
https://www.comixology.com/Transform...Sale/page/8025
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Comixology seems to have updated their sales really late; maybe was the holiday weekend.
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From IDW, Transformers Combiner Wars, two collections with just twelve issues of the storyline at $5.99 each and/or 25 singles of the entire storyline at $.99 each. Wasn't there a Transformers Humble Bundle?
https://www.comixology.com/Transform...Sale/page/8025
If you purchased the second Transformers IDW Humble Bundle then it included most of the titles in this Combiner Wars sale except for Windblade 1-4.

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How about an extra 25% off all your Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse, (and a couple others, I forget which, Image and Boom maybe, whoever has an app basically)?

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/streaming-t...ifts-ebay.html
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This is odd. This 142 page GL Corps collection doesn't show up in the list of Green Lantern sale items, but when I hit "add all to cart" it appears for 99 cents. It collects issues 27-32. I think I already owned those issues, but, for $.74, I couldn't resist.
https://www.comixology.com/Green-Lan...l-comic/101878

Week two of the Marvel Firsts sale adds another two girl hero books for $.99 each.
https://www.comixology.com/Marvel-Fi...time/list/8110

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