Amazon Prime Video puts plenty of top-tier animated and live-action comic adaptations at users’ fingertips. But there is always a bit more satisfaction with actually putting those fingertips on a piece of physical media. Even if it is just to put a disc in a Blu-ray player. That’s where we’ve got you covered as Prime Day 2019 dawns.
Black Lightning has been a breath of fresh air for The CW’s DC lineup. Affixed soundly outside the Arrowverse, Jefferson Pierce’s return to his heroic alter-ego put the streets of Freeland on notice. Join Jefferson as he gets back in the saddle and unwinds an ASA conspiracy. You can catch it now for $17.99
No show on television, comic-based or otherwise, delivers characters and visuals more bonkers than Legion. The show is currently in its third and final season, but David Haller’s first steps down his LSD trip of self-discovery are well worth reliving. This kind of originality is very rare. Knocking the price down to $18.49 makes the decision that much easier.
This Blu-ray box set is the best complete package for the Game of Thrones fan in your life. For $109.85, every episode of the award-winning series’ first seven seasons is collected here with plenty of bonus material. The deal is pretty enticing as well, delivering that trademark Westeros drama at a 52% discount from the list rpice. Even better, it omits that disappointing final season.
No comic book cartoon has influenced more fans and creators than Batman: The Animated Series. The show literally gave us the voice of Batman for multiple generations in Kevin Conroy and introduced Harley Quinn to the streets of Gotham. Mark Hamill’s Joker is also perfection, and elements of the series are still visible to this day. For only $59.99, you’ve got the perfect excuse to revisit the best ever incarnation of Batman.
Speaking of formative animated series, countless viewers learned about friendship, destiny, and airbending from Aang, Katara, and Sokka in their youth. The show brought Eastern themes to Western audiences packaged in a stunning meld of American and Japanese animation styles. It looks even better on this Blu-ray collection, delivering all three seasons (or books) for only $29.57.
The most recent season of The Flash was a return to form after a lackluster fourth season. Having an interesting villain like Cicada deserves some credit for that, although Nora was kind of a problem. A behind-the-scenes look at the Elseworlds crossover makes the deal that much more intriguing. Pick up the Blu-ray set for $33.84.
Somehow things come back to Batman when it comes to animated adaptations. But we’re not talking about Bruce Wayne this time. Batman Beyond chronicles Terry McGinnis’ time under the cowl, albeit in the near future. This show remains a cult favorite among Batman fans to this day. This series isn’t available on Blu-ray yet, but the $34.96 price might make up for that.
Sticking with nostalgia, Fox’s X-Men animated series from the ’90s is the only program that rivals Batman: The Animated Series in fans’ minds. The show introduced an entire generation to Marvel’s mutant heroes. And volume three packs many of their best stories on to a single set. You can relive a good adaptation of The Dark Phoenix Saga, the return of Morph and a hint of Age of Apocalypse across fifteen episodes for only $9.91. It’s by far the most affordable X-Men animated volume on Amazon.
DC Universe used Titans as a proof of concept for its new slate of original content, but DC’s been capitalizing on its fan-favorite squad for years. All the way back to their original animated series. It was a refreshing blend of drama and comic relief laid the groundwork for what DC could produce for young audiences. Now all five seasons can live on in fans’ personal catalogs for only $39.96.
Let’s close out this list with a banger worthy of a 50-plus year legacy. Adam West and Dick Ward were the first to bring the Dynamic Duo to life in living rooms across the world. They’ve remained synonymous with Batman and Robin since. There’s no other piece of Batman media quite like the ’60s series. That originality and camp remain its calling card, and you can bring all of it home for $44.99; which is half of the list price.
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