In comics, just as in real life, superheroes trawl the earth, internal monologue is visible in overhead bubbles, and all physical acts come accompanied with dynamic sound effects—even banking. Experience printed reality with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a six-title graphic-novel grab bag from Things from Another World (up to an $88.95 value). Choose from three locations: Beaverton, Milwaukie, or Portland.
Slinging sequential art since 1979, Things from Another World distills its thousands of new and back-issue comics into grab bags for eager eyes and brains to devour. Each bag includes Angel Volume 5: Aftermath in hardcover (a $24.95 value), a riveting slice of Joss Whedon's anti-hero's post-TV incarnation. The sleek, 132-page volume ensures that Buffyverse devotees can soundly satisfy their brooding vampire action fix. Things From Another World sprinkles healthy doses of mystery to the other five grab bag selections by mixing up trade paperbacks into discrete groups of enticing randomosity. Click here for the full list of potential titles and values included in each grab bag.
Each new and uncirculated title is in nick-and-dent condition, meaning each may sport minute cosmetic imperfections that exclude them from the suffocating country clubs and vacuum-sealed boxes of their mint cousins. Sample a retro immersion into the Marvel universe with offerings such as the origin-story-laden, Stan Lee-penned Marvel Masterworks: Avengers Volume 1, a collection of 1960s-era comics boasting the original appearances of Iron Man, the Mighty Thor, and the Incredible Hulk. Alternately, the first volume of Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection ricochets between action and Aunt May's discovery of her nephew's arachnoid food cravings; Gambit rears his slick Cajun mug in the third volume of Ultimate X-Men: World Tour.