Okay, I know this is sort of strange thing for me to post at Get Rich Slowly — although it’s not really that strange if you’ve been reading me for any length of time — but this afternoon, I want to share a mind-boggling deal on digital comics at Amazon.
I’ve been reading comic books all of my life. Over the course of 40 years, I built a masssive (and valuable) collection. Then, about five years ago, I sold most of my comics. I only kept the non-valuable stuff that had nostalgic value. (My complete run of Micronauts, for example. I love Micronauts.)
That said, I’ve continued to read comics on my Kindle. They’re cheaper than physical comic books and they carry less mental baggage.
Generally speaking, a collection of digital comics runs about $8 to $12 for a book that contains maybe ten individual comic books. That’s not a bad deal, but it’s not such a good deal that I can spend indiscriminately.
Right now, however, Amazon is having some crazy sale that I cannot fathom. A few hundred Marvel comic compilations — there doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason as to the selection — are on sale for ninety-nine cents each.
My fellow nerds in the comic book forums cannot believe this deal either:
I’m sorry, but this is like a once in a lifetime deal. I feel like I would be a bad blogger if I did not share this news so that my fellow nerds could take advantage. I have zero clue how long the deal will last. I only know that it’s been around since Monday. In the past 48 hours, I’ve spent $72 on comic compilations, but that $72 has netted me 73 books (or about 730 individual comics).
Here are some examples of the stuff that’s on sale:
- Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook
- Black Panther: Panther’s Quest
- Captain America: Masterworks volume six, Masterworks volume seven
- Captain Marvel: Masterworks volume one, Masterworks volume two, Masterworks volume three, Masterworks volume four, Masterworks volume five
- Daredevil: Masterworks volume twelve
- Fantastic Four: Masterworks volume nineteen
- Golden Age Marvel Comics: Masterworks volume one, Masterworks volume two, Masterworks volume three, Masterworks volume four, Masterworks volume five, Masterworks volume six, Masterworks volume seven
- Incredible Hulk: Masterworks volume eleven
- Iron Man: Masterworks volume four, Masterworks volume five, Masterworks volume six, Masterworks volume seven, Masterworks volume eight, Masterworks volume nine
- Marvel Team-Up: Masterworks volume one, Masterworks volume two
- Marvel Two-in-One: Masterworks volume two
- Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Masterworks volume one, Masterworks volume two, Masterworks volume three
- Power Man: Masterworks volume two
- Sergeant Fury: Masterworks volume one, Masterworks volume two, Masterworks volume three, Masterworks volume four
- Star Wars: Rogue One adaptation, Epic Collection: Legacy volume two, Out Among the Stars
- Thor: Masterworks volume sixteen, by Walter Simonson volume one, by Walter Simonson volume two
- Tomb of Dracula: Complete Collection volume one
- Werewolf by Night: Complete Collection volume one, Complete Collection volume two
- X-Men: Epic Collection: Mutant Genesis, The Hidden Years, volume one, The Hidden Years, volume two
There are many more titles available with this ninety-nine cent sale, but I’ve reached the end of my patience (two hours) typing these out. Feel free to browse.
If you want to take advantage of this sale, I suggest you do what I did: After you follow a link to something you like, root around the suggested items to find other ninety-nine cent gems.
As soon as I hear that this deal has gone away, I’ll pull this post. Non-nerd readers, I apologize for taking up your valuable time. Fellow nerds, rejoice!