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Dark Horse App - Every Star Wars Comic $300; 30k pages over 20 year era

12-26-2014, 09:47 PM
#1
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Dark Horse App - Every Star Wars Comic $300; 30k pages over 20 year era

For $300, until 1/1/15, you can buy ALL Dark Horse published Star Wars comics (28,000 pages; 550+ items - many multi-issue collections) amounting to an overall 88% discount (initial asking price is ~$2,700). These are accessible by Dark Horse digital's website or for download via their iOS app.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Horse Digital
The end of an era closes. We say a fond farewell to Star Wars. The wookies will be missed and bounty hunters will be sad. But take heart young jedi, for these last few days you can seal in carbonite the entire Dark Horse digital library of Star Wars. Get every comic, every panel, every battle in perfect digital format in your collection. Access via the cloud city when ever you want. Many of these comics may never see the force again, or print. Get 20 years of Star Wars comic history at a once in a lifetime price.

All Star Wars comics purchased by 1/1/2015 will remain in your collection
Deal: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profil...ll-megabundle/

Last edited by undeadcow; 12-26-2014 at 09:53 PM.
12-26-2014, 10:00 PM
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My wife would shoot me.

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12-26-2014, 10:33 PM
#3
My wife just glowers at me and gives me the stink-face when I run up my comicals budget for the month...or two...or three...


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12-29-2014, 07:49 AM
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Well I have no wife that will be mad at me, single life and purchase on pay day!

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12-29-2014, 08:59 AM
#5
Wow! I wish I could afford that. I am thinking about getting this bundle though, which collects the original Marvel run from #1-107 plus annuals for $22.50:

https://digital.darkhorse.com/profil...mnibus-bundle/
12-29-2014, 11:22 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,199
Death if I buy.
No comics if I don't....
WHY IS LIFE SO HARD!
12-29-2014, 11:50 AM
#7
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Location: United States
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Please don't get upset at me. I am very curious and I just want to understand.
Dark horse is for DIGITAL products; right?

So this deal for $300.00 is for a collectable set (although very large, admittedly) of digital comic books.

For those into comic books, is this actually a great deal?
I mean... you can't hold the paper in your hands. Or, smell the ink. Or appreciate the value if you need to re-sell one because you are experiencing hard times.

I love purchasing virtual books online, because I read it and then I don't have to worry about disposing of it or finding someone to give or donate to. But, if it's a book that I know I will want to reference over & over again, I purchase a hard copy.

But, I assume, that those that purchase this kind of deal, are collectors.

What is the advantage?

One of the reasons I ask, is because I know someone who is crazy into comics. LOL
I am getting ready to give him a birthday present. (not $300.00 though! He he. Way to much for my pocket book!)
But; I don't know if it's better to get him a gift certificate to the local comic book shop or to a digital place like dark horse.
And; like I said, I am curious. Why would someone, that is really into comic books, want to spend $300. on digital/virtual comics?

Thanks so much for your help!
12-29-2014, 12:26 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
It's a great deal. I used to buy lots monthly. Each one was about $5 each or the special omnibus books were about $12

So to get all the Star Wars books at a 88% discount is amazing

Basically dark horse lost the license after many years when Disney bought Str wars as naturally the new comics will be done by marvel (who Disney owns)

So from 1st jan you can't buy these from Dark horse. If you do buy this bundle you can read them via the dark horse app whenever you want as they'll be stored under your account

I have many of these already but for a newbie this deal is incredible
12-29-2014, 12:58 PM
#9
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Although comic books seem like an especially tactile medium it is really convenient to have fingertip access to numerous quantities of "books" in digital format often at prices unbeatable in physical medium (digital has more frequent sales) without having to sort through cardboard boxes to find say Infinites #1 in the mix. The pages dont fade or get torn either. I'm not sure there is a lot of appreciable resale value in the majority of physical comics and that's a big game to play for an occassional payoff.

Comixology, now owned by Amazon, is a good choice for digital comics and some are DRM free. However for someone into physical books I wouldnt buy a digital gift card without knowing first.

Last edited by undeadcow; 12-29-2014 at 01:05 PM.
12-29-2014, 01:05 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xraydash View Post
Wow! I wish I could afford that. I am thinking about getting this bundle though, which collects the original Marvel run from #1-107 plus annuals for $22.50:

https://digital.darkhorse.com/profil...mnibus-bundle/
I browsed through the first Marvel era omnibus and depite being a bit dated it wasn't bad; more text than modern issues seem to have but a nice timecapsule. Seemingly epic deal at less than $0.25 per issue.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CygnetSeven View Post
My wife would shoot me.
I will be in the "dog house"... with tons of reading material.

Last edited by undeadcow; 12-29-2014 at 01:07 PM.