Every once in a while one of the ultra-rare copies of the Holy Grail of comic books, Action Comics No. 1, surfaces somewhere and scores massive amounts of money when auctioned off. Nic Cage had one in almost perfect condition that was returned to him 11 years after being stolen last year, which went on to bring in $2.1 million.
But what happens when you blow over 50 years of dust off of that old box in the attic and not only is there a copy of Action Comics No. 1, which introduced some dude named Superman to the world, but a whole collection of old comics that also includes Detective Comics No. 27, the comic that introduced another dude named Batman? Coins rain from the skies, ladies and gentlemen.
DC Comics announced today that its recently relaunched title Detective Comics by writer/artist Tony Daniel is getting a fourth printing, which makes it the second “New 52” series to get this many reprintings.
So people really like this run of Detective Comics, huh? Well, I’ve gotta say that even though I wasn’t expecting much from the series, I’ve been really impressed thus far. And so if you’ve missed the Tony Daniel-conducted Detective Comics train, you’ll be getting another opportunity to catch it.
DC Comics and ComiXology are offering a really sweet deal this weekend with 101 of their Batman (or Batman related) comics for just $.99 a piece.
The deal only lasts through this weekend — Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, 2011. So get your Bat-devices ready, because you’re not going to want to miss this.
You can download select titles from Batman-related comics and stories for the iPad, iPhone, any Android device, the iPod Touch, and your own personal computer. Some of the titles on sale are Batman Beyond, Batman: Year One, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman and Robin, and many more.
This is a really great deal, and although DC did a Batman 101 sale over the New Year’s holiday, this sale is more inclusive with more titles. Also, considering potential new readers from the recent DC Comics relaunch, it’s a great place to get a hold of a lot of classic Batman comics that some people may not have read. Me, though? I’ve read and have copies of all these comics, so I’ll be missing out on the sale. However, you should definitely buy all the comics they’re offering.
Oh, you don’t know what comics they’re offering? Well, here’s a handy little breakdown of all the titles that are on sale.
Each and every week “The Second City Saint” Henchman21 and “The Murfreesboro Madman” MK2FAC3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of July 27, 2011. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
On last week’s The GoD List, the evil Henchman21 messed up his death trap when he mistakenly put boiling hot voile into a pit that was to fill with boiling hot oil, but this week he has developed another dastardly plan to destroy the dynamic MK2FAC3. This week, “Two Ton Twenty-One” tries to abolish “THE FAC3″ when he’s strapped into an egg chair and is forced to listen to nothing but 70’s and 80’s prog rock until he sinks into a Floyd Hole. Will “THE FAC3″ be able to escape the demented deathtrap of “THE HENCH”? Or will “THE SECOND CITY SAINT” finally be able to exact revenge for “THE WEEK OF TWO FAC3S”?
You can give this edition of The GoD List a CGC rating of 9.6, as long as you promise not to read it.