Those who are looking to read some comics while practicing social distancing are in luck. Comixology is currently having a massive sale on DC Comics titles, for both graphic novels and single issues. The DC Starter Pack sale, which is available via this link, is on now through April 27 and features hundreds of titles for readers to choose from.
Per Comixology’s listing, some titles are up to 90 percent off. Generally, looking over the massive list, graphic novels/trade paperbacks are going for $5.99 each, while single issues are $1. Some of the collections are priced a little higher, in the $7.99 range, but they still represent a good deal.
According to the DC Starter Pack page, there are 381 collected volumes to choose from, with over 1,300 single issues. The selection truly runs the gamut, so this should suit new readers or seasoned readers quite well. Some of the trade highlights include All Star Batman Volume 1, Aquaman Rebirth Volume 1, DC Comics Bombshells Volume 1 and Doom Patrol Volume 1, which was done under the publisher’s Young Animal imprint and written by Gerard Way.
Tuly, it’s best for the individual reader to dive in and see what’s available for themselves on this one. Either way, this represents a nice opportunity to score some new digital comics at a great price at a time when many of us have a lot of extra time on our hands.
For those looking for something a little more significant, there is also Comixology Unlimited. This service, much like Marvel Unlimited, works sort of like Netflix, but for comic books. It costs $5.99 per month and includes thousands of comics from a wide variety of publishers, including Marvel and DC. Right now, the service is offering a 60-day trial. Those interested can head on over to Comixology to check it out by clicking here.
This comes at a time when the comic book industry is struggling. The coronavirus pandemic has forced shops all around the U.S. to close their doors. Not only that, but Diamond Comics Distributors, the largest distributor in the industry, has faced major setbacks. It’s now expected that new books will hit shelves in May, but with shops still closed, there are still many issues to work out.
With that, going to local comic shops is out of the question right now. Digital comics are perhaps the best option for readers at the moment.