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Old 07-23-2019, 05:25 PM   #421
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Well, it’s not really fair to expect decades old product to be priced at the original prices, is it? The standard in digital comics has generally been same price as print on release, but then down to $1.99 after a few months. Old stuff being newly digitized starts at $1.99, and some older and young reader titles are regular price of 99 cents. DC and Marvel have line-wide half price sales a few times per year at least, so the 99 cent threshold for old stuff is always there. You can sign up for emails and get twice weekly emails with all the sales.
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Old 07-23-2019, 05:56 PM   #422
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Well, it’s not really fair to expect decades old product to be priced at the original prices, is it? The standard in digital comics has generally been same price as print on release, but then down to $1.99 after a few months. Old stuff being newly digitized starts at $1.99, and some older and young reader titles are regular price of 99 cents. DC and Marvel have line-wide half price sales a few times per year at least, so the 99 cent threshold for old stuff is always there. You can sign up for emails and get twice weekly emails with all the sales.
It's not that I expect decades old product to be priced as it originally was. Just price them at $0.99. Even that, I'm not really expecting. But it would make me much more likely to impulse buy.

I do wish both Amazon and ComiXology would take a page from GOG.com and email you when items on your wishlist are on sale. I would use it a lot more if they did.

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Old 07-23-2019, 06:44 PM   #423
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It's not that I expect decades old product to be priced as it originally was. Just price them at $0.99. Even that, I'm not really expecting. But it would make me much more likely to impulse buy.
I expect publishers figured they can make more money by going with $1.99 standard back issue pricing coupled with half off/$0.99 sales.

I've actually noticed this on clothing in some stores. There are more people browsing (and probably buying) when items are marked, say, 50% off $40 = $20 than when the exact same item is simply $20 non-discounted standard price.

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I do wish both Amazon and ComiXology would take a page from GOG.com and email you when items on your wishlist are on sale. I would use it a lot more if they did.
That would certainly be convenient. I'd love to have a feature like that.

There are usually line-wide sales during SDCC, NYCC and Thanksgiving/Cyber Monday so I just make a point of checking my wish lists then.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:37 PM   #424
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To correct my derailing of the thread:

Marvels: The Remastered Edition is on sale for $2.99

This is the complete collection, issues 0-4.
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To correct my derailing of the thread:

Marvels: The Remastered Edition is on sale for $2.99

This is the complete collection, issues 0-4.
It was good discussion, comic prices and bargain hunting are exactly what this thread is!

I highly recommend the series Marvels for any comic book fan. It’s probably best to have at least a passing knowledge of Marvel comics, but would probably be enjoyable to anyone who is familiar with superheroes at all. If you’ve already read Marvels, you might want to wait for their recently released Marvels Annotated to be collected and put on sale.
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:35 AM   #426
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And that reminds me of another frustrating aspect of Comixology. For a few series, Marvels among them, when the series is updated/remastered, the old series no longer shows up in the store. My older version of Marvels shows up in my library, but that’s a few extra clicks to check. If I just searched the store, I’d think that I never bought the series and potentially re-buy it.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:08 PM   #427
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And that reminds me of another frustrating aspect of Comixology. For a few series, Marvels among them, when the series is updated/remastered, the old series no longer shows up in the store. My older version of Marvels shows up in my library, but that’s a few extra clicks to check. If I just searched the store, I’d think that I never bought the series and potentially re-buy it.
Is it a feature or a bug? I'm guessing it doesn't hurt ComiXology's bottom line

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I highly recommend the series Marvels for any comic book fan. It’s probably best to have at least a passing knowledge of Marvel comics, but would probably be enjoyable to anyone who is familiar with superheroes at all. If you’ve already read Marvels, you might want to wait for their recently released Marvels Annotated to be collected and put on sale.
Speaking of frustrating, they've just released Marvels: Epilogue. Reteaming Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross for a 16 page follow-up story about the 'new' X-Men of the 1970's. Hey, that's cool. But it's also sold separately as a $4.99 book. It should be included in the collected Marvels.
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Incidentally, if you enjoyed Marvels, you should check out Kurt Busiek's other GREAT superhero series: Astro City. I don't care for superheroes myself, but Astro City has been excellent for years.

There's no singular main character. Rather, the city is the main character and most issues are stand alone, or arcs that last a few issues.

The first issue is FREE at ComiXology.
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Alan Moore and David Lloyd's V for Vendetta is on sale for $5.99 at Amazon US and ComiXology.
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