If you don't have the ComiXology iApp already then you should invest. As far as digital comics go, this is the one for me. I like most of the things about it, especially on an iPad, but the price point usually keeps me out. Such a shame.
This weekend, just open up the app and you'll see the above banner showing you where to find the Vertigo sale. You'll find the comics on the checklist below available for a buck each.
Here are the ones I know you should buy (and thank me later for):
American Vampire #1-5
This first arc has fat issues at 32 pages each because Stephen King is writing half of it and focusing on the origin of Skinner Sweet. This book is so sweetly awesome and only $5 for that first arc is a steal on so many levels, both page count and quality. Do it, it's a lock!
It was after only the first trade of DMZ that I knew I was reading something that completely captured me. I rate this entire series in my Top 10 of all time and it kicks off strong so dip a toe and let me know what you think.
Another Brian Wood entry, this book is fantastic but the opening arc is incredibly solid. $8 isn't too much to drop to get this thick tale of a Viking getting revenge. The blood on the page is visceral and the character behind the story is inspiring. This is a very smart and still fun book.
The Other Side #1-5
The Vertigo debut of Jason Aaron, this is a Vietnam War comic that you won't quickly forget. This is the complete tale, and a bargain (it's only a buck an issue, you get that, right?), so I see no reason why anyone can ignore this opportunity.
Sweet Tooth #1-5
I picked up the first issue of this, when it hit the stands at a dollar, and wasn't won over. I didn't get back into the tale until the trades and I'm kicking myself for not having bought in on the ground floor because this book is devastating and sweet and haunting. It's the epitome of a smart Vertigo book. Pick up this first arc and get a good sample, let yourself be won over.
What Should I Buy?
I haven't read any of the other stuff up there and I'm not sure what to get. I want to buy Jeff Lemire's Animal Man in September and I feel like I should know some history of the character so I'm wondering if this is a good place to dip a toe on Grant Morrison's run. Do I have to buy all the 9 issues available or is there a smaller arc within that 9?
I haven't read any of Brian Wood's Demo work, can I read the second one without having read the first one? At this bargain price I feel I should at least buy the issues and sit on them til I get my hands on the first volume.
I've read some Fables and plan to catch up at some stage but there's never any burning desire. I don't have much interest in Sandman from what little I've read. I'm leering at iZombie plenty and not sure if I should take the $5 plunge. The same goes for Hellblazer...decision, decisions.
These $1 sales nearly always suck me in. It's a great way to pick up a trade's worth of content for much less than a trade. It's great and while I can't shelve the material and present it I can still enjoy the story. I usually use these sales to try something I probably wouldn't commit a trade's worth of cash on but I'm intrigued to sample. What are you going to buy in the Vertigo 3 Day 99 Cent Sale? Let us know in the comments and also let me know if you follow any of my suggestions and what you make of them.