Read Letter 44 #1 For Free

A new series from Oni Press and writer Charles Soule and artist Alberto Jiminez Alburquerque entitled Letter 44 is now available to read for free. Well, the entire first issue anyway. The second issue is out now. io9 describe it thusly: the newest president is taken aback when he reads the letter from the man who preceded him — a man who seemed to tank the economy and embroil the nation in needless wars — but was actually secretly preparing America for an imminent alien invasion.

Letter 44 #1

A Few Black Friday Sales

Now an exciting annual tradition, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are up for grabs. It would appear it’s mainly centred in the U.S, but have a look at some great opportunities for cheap pop culture goodness below.

UPDATE: There’s even more sale opportunities at Comics Alliance, including discounts on purveyors of art prints, action figures, and more.

My fave film website is Dark Horizons, run by fellow Aussie Garth Franklin, and here’s their exhaustive rundown of what Amazon has to offer from boxsets, Blu-ray and more.

Star Wars Black Friday



For 72 hours, Dark Horse Digital will offer 150 single-issue Star Wars comics for $100! A savings of over $300!

Dark Horse Comics is rocking Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer for its digital-comics readers . . .

Feast your optic sensors on this year’s Black Friday MegaBundle. For one weekend only, you can get over 150 digital Star Wars comics for the crazy-low price of only $100.

Get classics like The Clone WarsThe Old Republic, and all three arcs of Crimson Empire. Get a taste of Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed Star Wars series. Your favorite Sith friends are here too, with Darth Maul and Darth Vader series, plus the latest series, Lost Tribe of the Sith. Your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, is here, plus the Imperial spy comic Agent of the Empire. Go back in time to the origins of the Jedi in Dawn of the Jedi, travel to hundreds of years after the films end with Legacy, and more!

Over 3,500 pages of Star Wars goodness! This sale goes live at midnight (PST), Friday, November 29, and runs through midnight, Sunday, December 1. 

Get this MegaBundle here:, before Chewie punches it, and it jumps to hyperspace!

The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android and iOS apps.


 In anticipation of the infamous holiday shopping weekend, Dark Horse Comics is giving you another killer deal for Cyber Monday. Dark Horse Digital is offering comics fans 50% off their entire order for 24 hours! 

You can redeem this 50% discount with the coupon code ­­­­­­­­­­dhdcyber2013.

This offer is good for 24 hours beginning at midnight (PST) on Monday, December 2 ($20 cart minimum). to take advantage of this amazing web store only offer. Sign up for the Dark Horse Digital Newsletter by Thanksgiving to get even more discounts (

The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android and iOS apps.

Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get a massive discount on all the Dark Horse comics you could want and more!

Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more



BOOM! Studios is happy to announce several sale promotions in its webstore for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to kick off the 2013 holiday shopping season! The BOOM! Studios webstore can be found at

The promotions are as follows:

ALL WEEKEND LONG (starts Thursday, Nov. 28, 8:00 p.m. PST; ends Monday, Dec. 2, 11:59 p.m. PST)

· Every order over $25.00 qualifies for free domestic shipping

· All trade paperbacks of licensed titles (i.e. ADVENTURE TIME, ROBOCOP, PEANUTS, BRAVEST WARRIORS, PLANET OF THE APES, and more) in stock are 15% off

· Several bundle packs will be discounted (check the site for details)

BLACK FRIDAY (starts Thursday, Nov. 28, 8:00 p.m. PST; ends Friday, Nov. 29, 11:59 p.m. PST)

· Get 25% off all orders from $60.00 to $99.99

· Get 35% off all orders from $100.00 and up

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (Nov. 30, starts 12:00 a.m. PST; ends 11:59 p.m. PST)

· All leather-bound Archaia editions in stock are 50% off

· All other Archaia items in stock are 25% off

BONUS BOOM! SUNDAY (Dec. 1, starts 12:00 a.m. PST; ends 11:59 p.m. PST)

· All trade paperbacks of licensed titles* in stock jump to 25% off (*Excludes ADVENTURE TIME products)

CYBER MONDAY (Dec. 2, starts 12:00 a.m. PST; ends 11:59 p.m. PST)

· Free mystery gift packed with every order

· Buy one, get one free for all main covers (A or B) to single issues in stock

· Any order over $50.00 is automatically entered into a raffle to win THE ULTIMATE GIFT PACK, featuring one copy of every single issue** BOOM! Studios and KaBOOM! has released in 2013 to date (**Some issues may be filled with variant covers)

DnQ Sale

We’re beating the Black Friday rushes by starting ours early. Buy any item from our web store* and receive a b-a-n-a-n-a-s 40% discount, from today (Monday, November 25th) until Monday, December 2nd.

*Yes, any item! This sale includes books, comics, posters and more. And, since all our 2013 titles are now available in the US and Canada, every awesome book you’ve thought about buying this year is also available at a sale price. There’s a handy round-up of them over on our blog.


Los Angeles area’s Leading Retail Comic Book Store Chain expands the concept of Black Friday Sale into a weeks-long event with unprecedented discounts throughout the stores, and a Graphic Novel Sale that tests your patience for two weeks. 

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that we will, once again, be bringing Progressive Graphic Novel Sale as part of our Black Friday promotion to Los Angeles area this year.

Last year’s Black Friday two-week event was fantastic.” said owner Edward Greenberg, adding:  ” We learned so much about how to do this, and will use the lessons this year to provide an even better experience for our customers.”

While many stores host Black Friday events, Collector’s Paradise decided that this year they would try out a new approach: Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on Anything in the store, mix and match.  A customer can buy an action figure, a t-shirt and a graphic novel, and the lowest of the three items is FREE.  It’s a “design your own sale Sale”.

Comics by the Pound is another way to make a Sale more fun for the customers.  There will be a huge selection of comic books available in boxes, for customers to look through and pick the ones they would like to buy for just $3 per pound.  Considering an average single comic book is about $4 these days, getting a bunch of them for just $3 is an amazing deal.  Not only that, but every purchase gives you an entry into our raffle where one winner per store will win an amount up to what they have bought for FREE .

The most ambitious part of the Black Friday Sale is something not heard of in the comic book industry, the Progressive Discount Graphic Novel Sale.  On BlackFriday, the stores will have boxes full of graphic novels at 50% off.  Whatever does not sell that day, will be 52% off next day, 54% off the following day, and so on, until 2 weeks later, when it reaches 80% off for whatever is still left over.  Every customer will have to make a decision on whether to wait out for a higher discount or to buy the books before someone else grabs them.  It’s a fun and exciting way to get deals on awesome reads.

Please visit Collector’s Paradise’ official site, for full details about our Black Friday and Progressive GN Sale events.For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise @ 818-999-9455 (business) or by email,

Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park.  Collector’s Paradise Pasadena is located at 319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4, at the corner of Del Mar  in Pasadena.