What are the good cheap reads right now? We may be able to go outside again, but there’s always time to read. In this ongoing series, Superhero Hype takes a look at some of the better deals Amazon.com 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. But as of now, these are what we consider some of the best deals for May 1.
Halo Encyclopedia Hardcover
Hooked on the Paramount+ Halo series? Find out everything it gets wrong, according to hardcore fans, when compared to the game universe. “Spanning over a hundred millennia and encompassing over a hundred thousand light years,” this comprehensive guide to the universe may help anyone understand the arc of the Covenant.
Still Just a Geek: An Annotated Memoir
Revisiting his 2004 autobiography, comprised of edited blog posts, Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton finds much wanting in his younger self. Now more at peace with who and where he is, he adds new commentary to the old entries, and reconciles with some of his more problematic recollections.
Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events
While Wil Wheaton recontextualizes his life, Brent Spiner reimagines his own completely, in this mystery novel set in and around the filming of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Some of it may be actual autobiography. Other parts definitely are not. Like Mr. Data, the actor boasts quite the poker face.
Marvel’s Wandavision: The Art Of The Series
Go behind the scenes of Westview, and see the work of the real magicians who created the sitcom-satirizing corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the Multiverse of Madness upon us soon, revisit Wanda’s journey to becoming the Scarlet Witch in every detail. Especially if your love for the show perseveres.
Invincible Compendium Volume 1 Paperback
Robert Kirkman’s ironically named hero gets his ass kicked repeatedly in this collection of adventures. Almost as bloody as The Walking Dead, but the popular characters mostly survive…so far.
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set Hardcover
Neo-Tokyo is about to explode, and so is your book-buying budget. All six volumes of the classic manga that inspired the hugely popular anime film are here. And for the first time, they’re printed right-to-left, Japanese style, with the original sound effects. Includes a bonus art book and iron-on patch.
Batman: Year One
It’s cool to bash Frank Miller these days, as his take on the “goddamn” Batman verged into self-parody. But Batman: Year One deserves all the credit it gets, telling the origin of Bruce Wayne’s crimefighting days in a narrative that has essentially defined the canon. Matt reeve’s recent movie would be a very different thing without it.
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
Netflix may have canceled the animated movie, but all the original comics can be right there on your shelf. Join the exiled Bone cousins as they survive a valley full of monsters and trouble, over the course of a year.
Moon Knight By Lemire & Smallwood: The Complete Collection
Prepare for the new Disney+ Moon Knight series by reading up on the adventures of Marc Spector…that may or may not have actually happened. A mental patient with multiple personalities and a lifetime of records just might not be the Egyptian god hero he thinks. How much do we really know about this mysterious would-be hero?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin Hardcover
In a post-apocalyptic future, the last surviving ninja turtle, no longer teenaged, continues the fight against evil. Friends become enemies, allies may be unexpected, and perhaps he’ll find out how this whole nasty future came about. Cowabunga?