This weekend is Nerd Christmas which sometimes goes by the name of San Diego Comic-Con. If you were one of the lucky people who planned way ahead and were able to buy tickets, then you are there right now and basking it all it’s glory. But if you are like me then you are at home, seething in jealousy, feverishly refreshing comic book resources for any morsel of news.
Well just because we can’t be there doesn’t mean we can’t reap some of the glory without even leaving our house!
One of the things I get most jealous about missing out on is the legendary Comic Con Exclusives. The last couple of weeks I’ve been watching as every retailer announce their exclusives with the knowledge that the only way I’ll get a chance at them is paying 2 to 3 times face value on ebay. Well not this year!
This year you can actually buy some of the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives from Hot Topic and Barnes and Noble, online, for face value!
Hot Topic has a pretty amazing selection of Comic-Con Exclusive Funko POP Vinyl figures and T-Shirts. They have a Metallic C-3PO, Dr. Who 11th Doctor, Castiel from Supernatural, Golden Frieza from Dragonball Z, Helena from Orphan Black, Twisty from American Horror Story, Golden Bender from Futurama, A special Minion, Sadness from Inside Out, and a X-Force version of Deadpool’s Chimichanga Truck. You can check them all out here. Here are some of my personal favorites.
Rocket with Potted Groot (My Personal Favorite)
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble has a selection of different Funko Figures and Pop Vinyls along with a few statues. The Pop Vinyls include a black Ant-Man, Dr. Who Dalek, Joy from Inside Out, Captain America from Age of Ultron without his helmet on, and Star Wars K3PO (a white C3PO). There also have a couple of action figures and more Funko items as well. You can see the full list here. My personal favorite is the Catwoman Statue from Batman the Animated Series.
What if you aren’t interested in buying toys or Funko Pop Vinyls? It seems unlikely but it might true. Well you can still appreciate San Diego Comic-Con by getting a lot of digital comics for real cheap! Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse are all having big sales all weekend long on Comixology.
DC Comics is having a sale on a bunch of different Graphic Novels all for 4.99 a piece. You can check it out here, the complete list is:
- Crisis on Infinite Earths
- Death of Superman
- Batman Knightfall Vol. 1
- Batman Knightfall Vol. 2
- Batman Knightfall Vol. 3
- Zero Hour: Crisis in Time
- Identity Crisis
- Infinite Crisis
- 52 Vol. 1
- 52 Vol. 2
- 52 Vol. 3
- 52 Vol. 4
- Final Crisis
- Batman RIP
- Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War
- Blackest Night
- Brightest Day Vol. 1
- Brightest Day Vol. 2
- Brightest Day Vol. 3
- Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army
- Aquaman: Throne of Atlantis
- Green Lantern: Wrath of the First Lantern
- Justice League: Trinity War
- Forever Evil
- Superman: Doomed
Marvel is also having a sale on graphic novels, all of which are going for 4.99 as well. You can get them here. The complete list is as follows:
- Death of Wolverine
- Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
- Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face it I Rule
- Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 1: Trust Me
- Silver Surfer Vol 1: New Dawn
- Thanos: A God Up There Listening
- Thanos: The Infinity Revelation
- Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1: The Parker Luck
- Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2: Spider-Verse
- Cable & Deadpool: If Looks Could Kill
- Deadpool Classic Vol. 1
- Deadpool Corps: Prelude
- Deadpool Team-Up Vol. 1: Good Buddies
- Deadpool Vol. 1: Dead Presidents
- Deadpool Vol. 2: Soul Hunter
- Deadpool Vol. 1: Secrete Invasion
- Deadpool Vol. 2: Dark Reign
- Deadpool vs. Carnage
- Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet
Dark Horse (new to comixology) is having a line wide sale. It is a little too much for me to put all of it in here but basically every graphic novel is on sale and the prices vary. You can check out all of it here.
All of these comics are also price matched on Amazon and can be bought there for the sale price as well.
Digital Exclusive Variant Covers
Comixology is also selling six different exclusive variant covers only during the duration of Comic Con. I’ve never seen a digital exclusive variant cover before but it seems like a cool idea. You can get them here. Comixology will be released one each day, and you can check them all out below.