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 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 the deals for Sept 24.
Batman: Hush (New Edition)
Jim Lee and Jeph Loeb’s Batman tale is mostly known for Lee’s elaborate artwork, in a story that gives him a chance to draw every major Batman foe and ally. But Loeb’s story also expertly works all those characters in, with enough misdirection to keep readers guessing who the real mastermind messing with Bruce Wayne’s head is. This edition contains 40 new pages of behind-the-scenes material.
Preacher Book One
Before it was a TV show that viewers couldn’t believe was allowed on basic cable, it was a comic book series people couldn’t believe was allowed in print. Follow the original adventures of Jesse, Cassidy, and Tulip, as they go looking for God and try to head off the apocalypse.
Sword of Destiny (The Witcher)
You’ve seen the Netflix show, played the video games, and preordered the McFarlane Toys. Now how about reading the original Witcher novels? The price is right.
The Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 TPB
Join Butcher, Hughie, Mother’s Milk and the gang as they try to take out superheroes too dangerous and too power-mad to leave to their own devices. Includes The Boys Vol. 1: The Name of the Game & The Boys Volume 2: Get Some.
DC’s Black Label offers an alternate telling of the Harley Quinn story, from the point of view of Harleen Quinzel. Go inside the real nature of her relationship with the Joker, at least in the less-abusive-than-usual way she perceives it. Some fans have called this Harley’s version of The Killing Joke, retelling the Mad Love story in a whole new way.
The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 1
He is called the Immortal Dragon. The deadliest member of the yakuza is feared by all, and targeted by many. But he’s about to face his biggest challenge…housework! Watch what happens when a dragon on the streets becomes a novice cleaning sheets. Nothing has prepared him for retirement with his real family.
Trick ‘r Treat Omnibus
Just in time for Halloween, Michael Dougherty’s twisted tales from the film, as well as four new ones, get the comics treatment. See who’s breaking Sam’s rules of Halloween this time, and how badly they’ll regret it when the li’l pumpkin-head comes calling.
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1
Now that viewers know them from Netflix, check out Gerard Way’s original adventures of the Hargreeves family and their unique powers. Includes the first six-issue series, plus some additional short stories and sketches. And it’s 23% off.
The Marvel Book: Expand Your Knowledge Of A Vast Comics Universe
Explore The Multiverse, Science and Technology, War and Peace, Cosmic Forces, Magic and the Supernatural, and Alternate Realities in this guidebook to the Marvel universe(s) as seen in comics and beyond. Now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a massive franchise familiar to most, there are stil 80 years worth of comics to get caught up on. Here’s your starting point.
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Don’t tell us Spaceman Spiff isn’t a superhero! If all you know of Calvin and Hobbes comes from bootleg truck window stickers of urination, put things right by reading the original Bill Watterson newspaper strips. A young boy’s stuffed tiger comes to life when nobody’s looking, and together they take imaginary journeys into outer space, the age of dinosaurs, or just the backyard and the classroom. Blessed with a smart mouth and a large creative mind, Calvin is like a super-genius Dennis the Menace with a much more creative mind. And at 44% off, this complete collection makes an unbeatable deal.