If you're like me, instead of heading out to the mall to face the hectic Black Friday crowds (some of whom are apparently armed with pepper spray), you're sitting at home nursing a turkey hangover and looking for good deals on the internet. Here are a few places you may want to check out for your gift-giving or personal shopping needs, and if you're up for adventuring outdoors, Bleeding Cool has a great roundup of shops holding sales today.
ComiXology has a bunch of digital comics for 99 cents today. DC Comics is holding a Blackest Friday sale, allowing you to buy each issue of the Blackest Night crossover for 99 cents each. Marvel has Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four issues on sale for 99 cents, while IDW has their Star Trek comics on sale.
Dark Horse is running a pretty amazing digital comics sale for Black Friday only: A megabundle of all the single-issue Star Wars comics available in their digital comics store, over 130 issues altogether, for $100. That's 3,274 pages of Star Wars comics, in case you're counting, and it's $166 less than you would pay if you bought them all separately.
They have also figured out how to run a doorbuster special digitally: On Cyber Monday (Nov. 28), the first 500 customers through their checkout will get a 50% discount. There's a $20 minimum, and the deal runs for 24 hours beginning at midnight PST on Nov. 28; you'll also need a coupon code, which is provided at the link.
Khepri Comics is putting comics on sale and helping to save the cheetahs, with different sales all weekend and into Cyber Monday:
Fri 25 Nov - Black Friday - Please Enjoy 40% OFF HARDCOVERS with coupon CHEETAH40FRISat 26 Nov - Small Biz Saturday - Enjoy 50% OFF SELF-PUBLISHED with coupon CHEETAH50SATSun 27 Nov - Adjectiveless Sunday - Enjoy 40% OFF CREATOR-OWNED with coupon CHEETAH40SUNMon 28 Nov - Cyber Monday - Please Enjoy 40% OFF EVERYTHING with coupon CHEETAH40MON
Midtown Comics has comics, graphic novels and statues on sale.
Things from Another World has steep discounts going right now for selected items, plus $10, $5 and $1 doorbusters.
Chuck BB is holding a Black Metal Black Friday Super Brutal Blind Art Sale, where you can buy pages from Black Metal and get a sketch for $50.
Top Cow will have stuff in their online store discounted all weekend ...
...as will Aspen Comics.
Jeff Smith's Boneville site is holding a signature sale through mid-December, where every book ordered will be signed by Smith.
Don't forget about Fantagraphics special mini-comics offer through their online store.
Mimoco has all their designer flash drives for 25 percent off, which include drives based on Batman, Green Lantern, Star Wars and more.
MattyCollector has a ton of action figures on sale, including some of their past San Diego Comic Con exclusives and several Justice League Unlimited packs. Plus, the Rockers!