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GroupOn Comics. 25 comics worth $100, or 50 worth $250?

groupon_comics_1GroupOn has a deal where you can purchase comic bundles through their site at a pretty impressive discount. For $24.99 you can purchase 25 Marvel or DC comics. $1 a comic isn’t too bad. For $39.99 you can get 50 comics, 25 from Marvel and 25 from DC (plus tax). All of this sounds wonderful, but when you start to actually look at claims, things get a bit…. odd and confusing.

The Marvel and DC 25 comic bundles say the comics are worth $100. If you buy the 50 comic bundle, the value is claimed to be $250. If the 50 comic bundle is just one of each of the Marvel or DC bundle, then where does the extra $50 value come from? Pretty sure that’s not how math works. I can maybe forgive the oddness thinking maybe they throw in some more valuable comics in that bundle.

Moving on, the package claims the comics are from the 1980s on from the publisher. That should give us pause even on the $100 value claim. The package contains 25 comics and the value is $99.99. So, according to this, the average value of the comics are $4 a piece. Retail cost of comics weren’t $4 until recently. So, if the package includes comics from the 1980s, how does the value come close to $100? It’s clearly not the cover value they’re going by.

The FAQ doesn’t really answer the questions above. So, I decided to role the dice to see what this package actually gets you, and if it’s as advertised. Stay tuned true believer!

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing to enjoy it?

Around the Tubes

The New York Times – ‘Brooklynite,’ a Superhero Musical With Matt Doyle and Nicolette Robinson – I kind of want to see this.

The New York Times – Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York – Nice.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Bleeding Cool – Curb Stomp #1

CBR – Darth Vader #2

CBR – Fantastic Four #643

CBR – Gotham Academy #5

Bleeding Cool – They’re Not Like Us #3

Comics Beat – Thor Annual #1

Preview: Intersect #4

Intersect #4

Story By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: Ray Fawkes
Cover By: Ray Fawkes
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140738
Published: February 25, 2015

One of our travellers in the warped city is destroyed and the streets are buckling with grief. Flowers grow in the blood of a hero. The Lady of Birds descends for love. Every month, a new facet of the riddle of INTERSECT reveals itself…


Preview: ODY-C #3

ODY-C #3

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Christian Ward
Cover By: Christian Ward
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: NOV140666
Published: February 25, 2015

O and her crew encounter…the Cyclops.


Preview: Bee & Puppycat #7

Bee & PuppyCat #7

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Authors: Natasha Allegri, Andrew Lorenzi, Zachary Sterling, Megan Brennan
Artist: Andrew Lorenzi, Mad Rupert, Megan Brennan

Bee and PuppyCat are up to more fun adventures as they check out the autumn carnival, help Deckard grow food, and fight off a candy-fueled cold!


Preview: Graveyard Shift #3

Graveyard Shift #3

Story By: Jay Faerber
Art By: Fran Bueno
Cover By: Fran Bueno
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140736
Published: February 25, 2015

Liam and Hope get a crash course in Vampire 101.


Preview: Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10

Author: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Emmanuel Xerx Javier, Devmalya Pramanik

As Midian crumbles, the Nightbreed are forced to the surface world once more to face all of mankind’s hate and zealot rage. After betraying his people for the woman he loves, Boone now finds a new fire burning within him. The Chosen One will finally have to make the choice to live up to his title.


Preview: Doodle Jump #6

Doodle Jump #6

Meredith Gran, Mario Udzenija (w)
Steve Uy (a/c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • All Ages

After undergoing a series of psychedelic tests, Doodler can see clearly what the evil Manager has in store for his world. But is knowing enough to defeat his final foe? Don’t miss the final issue in this original, all ages-accessible comic book series from Dynamite!


Preview: Adventure Time #37

Adventure Time #37

Imprint: KaBOOM!

Author: Chris Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling

When Finn and Jake have a mad hunger for brunch, they discover that they’ve completely forgotten how to cook. Even worse, it looks like everyone in Ooo has forgotten, too! Can Finn and Jake figure out who’s behind this before the candy people go totally bonkers?


Preview: Thief Of Thieves #26

Thief Of Thieves #26

Story By: Andy Diggle
Art By: Shawn Martinbrough
Art By: Adriano Lucas
Cover By: Shawn Martinbrough
Cover By: Adriano Lucas
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140768
Published: February 25, 2015

How does the world’s greatest thief relax? Even on vacation, Redmond is always working…


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