Found an Amazon marketplace seller who was selling a load of rare marvel trades for like £4 each. They cancelled the order like a day after it went through and I was refunded fully. When I spoke to Amazon Support, they gave me a £5 voucher as an apology for the inconvenience.
All but three of the twenty one trades I ordered arrived today.
After the first order was cancelled I tried ordering some of the same books to test if everything was out of stock. That order was also cancelled and refunded so it's probably arriving tomorrow.
Captain Kinopio wrote:Been on a big Aliens media binge throughout December, which has seen me dive into several of the Comics having researched for the best ones. I’ve never really thought comics were for me and though a few of these have been enjoyable enough they’ve on the whole not changed my mind. I just find the story telling lacking and most of these boils down to just ‘Aliens strawberry float people up’, and these are supposed to be the best from 30 years of story telling I find it a bit lacklustre. I’ve generally preferred the ones I’ve read in Digital format so maybe if I do stick with it I should focus on that.
Anyway here’s what I’ve read in the past few weeks and some rankings
Aliens Outbreak: *** Aliens Labyrinth: **** Aliens Prometheus Fire and Stone: ** Aliens Fire and Stone: *** Aliens vs Predator Fire and Stone: *** Aliens Predator Fire and Stone: *** Aliens Omega Fire and Stone: ** Aliens Dead Orbit: ***
Aliens Nightmare Asylum: ****
Maybe because I left a gap between getting to this, but really enjoyed this one. As a sequel to Outbreak I found the story a bit more of a satisfying continuation of the Cameron Aliens story, the ending was a nice surprise to and Ripley at the end is just
Wondered why X-Men was suddenly £1 dearer than the previous issue on Comixology
Today ComiXology princes have changed, not only making up the subsidy but going further. Despite the actual exchange rate today being $1.29 to £1, the price of a comic on ComiXology is now 1:1, pound to dollar, more expensive than any comic store in the UK right now, for the first time.
It's a massive jump. A $4.99 comic, which sells in comic stores in the UK from £4 to £4.50 generally, used to sell for £2.99 on ComiXology.
Today it sells for £4.99. that is a two-thirds jump, 66%, far more than just the Brexit currency change would have demanded. To put it all in dollar terms, right now ComiXology UK is charging $6.44 for a $4.99 comic, despite not incurring shipping costs. When last week they charged Brits $3.86 for a $4.99 comic. They have been subsidising the pound's collapse for some time.
Read the first 5 issues of Jason Aarons Thor run (Gorr the God Butcher) and its really good, love the way it flicks between the different versions of Thor to tell the story. Will move onto the Godbomb stuff this week