This sale is bullshit, its just the same Superman 101 stuff on sale again nothing "new", usually when they do these sales they come with heaps of "new" issues.
FFS Batman has had a 101, 201, Catwoman, Nightwing, Bane ect, All of Knightfall, most of Knightquest released in these sales, with Superman all we've got is the weakest part of the the death/returns story.
Here, I gotta sale...
It's a complete set of Superman comics, series 2 with all 4 titles (5 with Superman: Man of Tomorrow) starting from the 1st issues until FOR TOMORROW, which ended my regular Superman reading... That's Superman, Action, MOS & Adventures Of Superman... They've all basically been read once and put away (dry)...
I want them to go to a real Superman fan, someone who LOVES Superman, and is the reason I haven't taken them to a kids hospital or some-such-thing...
They could be yours for the taking... They are boarded and boxed in my basement waiting for Prince Charming to come pick them up... The catch: I'm not willing to do anything more than unlock the basement and point at the boxes... I won't ship, mail or deliver - Don't ask.
The price? A copy of Absolute All Star Superman.
Oh, and I live in Oakland, the happiest City on Earth!
I live in America. It's not a country, it's a business.
Lots of good stuff in this sale:
All Star Superman
Richard Donner's run on Action
Jim Lee's run on Superman
Action #1 and various other important golden/silver age issues.
I spent about $60 total.
I already had the Action run. What surprised me is I already had Kingdom Come. I was like, when did I buy that? This is a sign to me that I have too many comics. The .99 sales are hard to pass up, though.
From my perspective, though, as a 50 year old reader who grew up loving the pulp pages and mourned the garish color of the "white paper" breakthrough of the 80s, I can't imagine buying anything but digital anymore. The interface is slick, the image quality is top notch even at very high screen resolutions, and I've always got my comics with me, which makes the commute a little more bearable. The only reason I can think of to prefer a hard copy is for market speculation, and I seriously doubt there will be many comics any more exploding in value.
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What comics would you recommend to someone who has only read the first ten issues of NuDC's Action Comics?
I highly recommend Red Son, which is an Elseworlds story of what would have happened if Superman had landed in Soviet Russia instead of Kansas. It's one of the best Superman stories ever, requires no other knowledge of DC continuity (though you see what would have happened to other DC characters in this version) and is cheap at only three (extra-long) issues! It's a great deal!
I'd also suggest Kingdom Come, which is yet another alternate version of Superman, this time an older Superman in world that's turned against super heroes. It's all painted by Alex Ross, which some people don't like, but I adore. If you like the art on the covers and don't mind a less cheerful Superman, you should get it.
Thanks for the suggestions! I'm buying all of them! :)