Superhero Hype’s Best Amazon Books and Comics Deals for Aug 18

Quarantine may have its own dangers, but it’s no apocalypse. It gives everyone time to read, and to repair glasses as needed. So what are the good cheap reads right now? In this ongoing series, Superhero Hype takes a look at some of the better deals has running as of publication time. Please note that all deals are subject to change or sell out at any time based on supply and demand.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Omnibus Hardcover

Own all of He-Man‘s recent DC Comics adventures in one massive, door-stopping volume! Bear witness to the Eternity War, see She-Ra’s origins as Despara, and delight in crossovers with the DC Universe and ThunderCats! All that’s missing is the upcoming Masters of the Multiverse. Nearly 1500 pages of adventure are contained with in, and while $86.99 may sound steep, it’s a 42% discount from the original tag of $150. Until next time…

The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal

Based on a podcast in which three brothers and their dad play a tabletop RPG in real time, this acclaimed comic follows agents of chaos Taako, Magnus and Merle as their adventures this time get them involved in illegal battle-wagon races. Meanwhile, they must apprehend a master thief known as the Raven and retrieve a dangerous relic he’s using to ransack the city. Save 20% on this best-selling adventure.

Tales from the DC Dark Multiverse

Read all the new, twisted, dark alternate universe tales where evil versions of Batman, Superman, the Titans and more dwell. Then by the time Todd McFarlane makes toys of all of them, you’ll be ready.

Flash Forward

Bridging the gap between Heroes in Crisis and Death Metal, this Flash adventure sees Wally West return to a multiverse where he and his family no longer exist. Can he fix the border between the Multiverse and the Dark Multiverse, without succumbing to his own inner demons? Magic 8-ball says “probably.”

DCeased: Unkillables

What happens when a superhero universe infested with a zombie virus goes head to head with nigh-indestructible super-villains? Watch Vandal Savage attempt to ride out the apocalypse with his team of powered associates. But don’t expect all of them to stay loyal.

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Transformers Action Figures

Need help figuring out the difference between Ramjet and Skywarp? Remembering the names of all those pop-out cassettes Soundwave ejected? Or learning which original Transformers characters came from Diaclone and Microman? This is the book to straighten it out, including all the original bios and tech specs.

Star Wars Myths & Fables

In our universe, the stories of Star Wars are what we show and tell our children. But what stories do the characters in the Star Wars universe tell? From disparate worlds like Tatooine and Batuu, read the fairy tales and folklore that Luke Skywalker and Rey might have grown up with. The cover suggests Tusken Raiders are involved.

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Using all the conventions of comics, Scott McCloud breaks down their structure, shows the reader the many things they take for granted, and looks at why we read comics the way we do. It’s deceptively simple, presented in comic-book form with a cartoon McCloud as guide, but ultimately a deeply scholarly look at the craft that might blow the reader’s mind.

History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition

Which came first: Eternals or Celestials? Writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Rodriguez put the history of the Marvel universe into words and pictures, from the big bang to the present day and beyond. And while the reader bones up on facts both previously known and unknown, a new story threads its way through, with new shocking revelations. Save 34%, and bone up on all your trivia before the movies pick it all up.

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

The original classic how-to by Stan Lee and John Buscema is a must-have for budding artists of all ages. Learn not just how to draw muscular men in armor and tights, but also how to lay out their stories, when to have them talk and more. For $9.94, it’s the cheapest practical lesson around.

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