When I first heard that Marvel was offering preposterously great deals on collected editions through the Kindle Store, I shared it out but didn’t really expect much for myself. After all, I’ve been using Marvel Unlimited for seven years, and have access to every Marvel comic I could ever want, right?
Turns out there are still some pretty great opportunities for digital collections even for the Marvel Unlimited subscriber. For example, Marvel Unlimited’s library has notoriously refused to carry MAX titles (likely due to the problems it would create for their app store rating), and you can find a handful of complete MAX runs in this Kindle digital sale.
Note that for those of you not using the Kindle store, you can also sync your Amazon and Comixology accounts in order to read your purchased digital comics through Comixology’s excellent e-reader.
Below you’ll find the comics I was most excited to purchase that I haven’t been able to read on MU, some for entire collections less than the price of a single new Marvel comic at $3.99.
Seriously, this sale is insane.
Check out my picks below, and then go and save yourself some money on comics!
Punisher MAX follows the beloved Marvel Knights “Welcome Back Frank” from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, with a 2004 to 2009 series that ran for over 60 issues as well as miniseries like Punisher: Born. Each complete collection volume of the violent, gory Ennis and Robertson comics includes over 15 comics for $5 a pop. Due to the intensely violent nature of the comic, it’s unlikely this will come to Marvel Unlimited any time soon!
Alias (aka Jessica Jones) has been one of the most requested Marvel Unlimited additions since Jessica Jones took the MCU by storm on Netflix, and now you can get each of the four volumes for less than $4 each. A highly, highly recommended cost effective way to read one of the best Marvel books of the 2000’s and perhaps Brian Michael Bendis’ best work (and I say this as an Ultimate Spider-Man lover).
I recommend utilizing Comic Book Herald’s complete Dark Tower reading order to coordinate these unnumbered volumes, but the Dark Tower is selling collections for $2 each! I could conceivably see these comics entering the Marvel Unlimited library as the movie gets closer, but it hasn’t happened yet.
I can’t tell you why Sensational She-Hulk has remained conspicuously absent from Marvel Unlimited, or why only issues #31 to #46 and #48 to #50 are included in the Kindle Store, but if you want one of the best She-Hulk runs of all time, and the foundation for Dan Slott’s mid 2000’s run, check this out. I genuinely talked myself into this purchase (for $4.00) as I wrote this paragraph.
The brand spanking new series from Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen. Again, since this is outside the Marvel U, very unlikely to make its way to Marvel Unlimited.
This all-new original graphic novel was released last week and it’s going for $3.00. You had me at Deadpool.
While I’ve already read what’s available of this series on Marvel Unlimited (yes, it’s on MU), I’d rather get the collected editions for less than two bucks now than wait another 6 months for volume three to find its way to the library!
Here’s the deal – all of Avengers: Time Runs Out, the prelude to 2015’s Secret Wars (aka the best Marvel event ever), is available on Marvel Unlimited. You can find those issues of New Avengers and Avengers in Comic Book Herald’s complete Secret Wars reading order.
The advantage of the collection, though, is you don’t have to hop between series and issue titles, and can just plow on through. Again, for less than $2 a pop, it’s a no-brainer!
What do you think? Are there are other great deals I missed? Do what feels right to you in the comments.