Amazon Prime Day promises an inhuman assortment of deals on everything a comics fan could want. The actual books are no exception. Almost every comic franchise, from cornerstone labels to independent imprints, will get a sizable markdown during the 48-hour sale, but we’ve gathered a few deals ahead of Monday.
What can honestly be written about The Walking Dead that hasn’t already been said? The book has kept Image Comics among the top independent publishers for sixteen years, spawning a multimedia empire in the process. The series’ recent surprise finale once again showed its power to shake the industry, and now fans can bring the entire series home in one fell swoop. The book’s fourth compendium is available for pre-order at $38.83 (a 35% discount). But the first three can be bought together in the 15th Anniversary Box Set for $117.30; which is 41% off list.
Doom Patrol was one of Vertigo Comics’ more celebrated series long before its superb live-action adaptation on DC Universe. Much of that success is due to one writer in particular: Grant Morrison. The comics icon first made his name penning the oddball book, and this omnibus collects his entire run with the inhabitants of Doom Manor for $93.32; which is nearly 40% off list price.
Few comics can rival Y: The Last Man in terms of inventiveness and world-building. The book made Brian K. Vaughn an industry giant and continues to impress long after its final issue. This beautiful hardcover collects the entire 60-issue run and fans can pre-order their own copy for $105, which is nearly a third off the list price.
There’s no better bromance in the comics realm than the unexpected bond between Deadpool and Spider-Man. The Merc with the Mouth’s antics aren’t always appreciated,but that hasn’t kept the partnership form flourishing. Nearly every trade paperback of the series is on sale, but fans can jump on from the beginning for $16.95. That’s more than 50% off.
There isn’t a story that Brian K. Vaughn can’t tell. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls is the most recent piece of evidence to support that claim. The tale of a band of unwitting time-traveling paper delivery girls from the ’80s is on its way to Amazon Prime as a live-action show. But fans can jump into the story during Prime Day at a heavy discount. The first deluxe edition is available for $23.95. And if you like that, you can pick up volume two for $22.48. Between the two hardcovers, fans can catch the first 20 issues at one-third off list price.
No comic book list of any kind would be complete without the Dark Knight. And perhaps his most celebrated storyline of the past decade is a proper way to include Mr. Wayne in the Prime Day fun. This definitive collection is available for $12.41; which is a steal at 50% off.
The Winter Soldier saga stands as one of the most memorable Captain America stories ever told. No one quite knows how to bring the best out of the First Avenger quite like writer Ed Brubaker. That’s why most of his Cap run is on sale. But the first volume, compiling the Winter Soldier story in full, is the best starting point at$16.55. That’s a 34% discount right there.
The film adaptation of the seminal X-Men story was a monumental flop, but don’t let that fool you. The rise and fall of Jean Grey as the Phoenix remains required reading for fans old and new alike. This hardcover delivers the entire story along with classic issues vital to Jean Grey’s backstory at a sizable $62. That’s a 38% discount.
Vertigo may be dead, but it will always live on in our dreams thanks to Neil Gaiman’s legendary Sandman series. Morpheus is on his way to Netflix, but fans can discover or relive the entire run, including Gaiman’s recent return to the series, in these fine-crafted collections. All three volumes are available at $81.95; which is 45% off. You can catch volume 2 here, and then finish up with volume 3.
Many of Image Comics’ most popular franchises have connections to Robert Kirkman, but Saga isn’t one of them. Brian K. Vaughn’s intergalactic follow-up to Y: The Last Man continues his award-winning storytelling. This series explores a universe that blends fantasy in science fiction to perfection. Fans can catch up on the book’s first 54 issues in three beautifully illustrated hardcovers, each at nearly 40% off. The first volume is available for $31.10. Volume 2 is going for $30.85; while Volume 3 has a $31.44 price tag.
Speaking of Kirkman, the man known for The Walking Dead might actually be more celebrated in the comics sphere for creating the greatest superhero comic in the universe: Invincible. The bloody, beloved book ended its story one year ago but it hasn’t left the hearts of fans. Mark Grayson’s coming-of-age tale is collected in full across three paperback compendium collections. The first one is available for $39.97; which is 38% off list. Volume 2 and Volume 3 are both $41.58.
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