Buying comics can be an expensive hobby. A lot of fans simply can’t afford everything they’re interested in, due to rising prices and the over-saturation of the market with superhero titles.
That’s why we’re here. Every week, the Multiversity staff is asked “What would you buy this week if you couldn’t go over $20?” and shares their reasons why, in order to help others who might have similar tastes make their own decisions in buying comics on a budget. Be sure to leave your own picks in the comments!
Murder Falcon #1 ($3.99) – I missed out on “Extremity” on the first pass, I’m not gonna miss out on another Daniel Warren Johnson heavy metal romp.
Wonder Woman #56 ($3.99) – I wasn’t here last week to tell you I bought the first part of ‘The Witching Hour’ crossover, but I did, and it was awesome. James Tynion IV clearly has a handle on the magical DCU. Continuing this week into this issue with Emanuela Lupacchino on art just means this really magical, really pretty book has got my money.
Catwoman #4 ($3.99) – This might be DC’s best book right now, and you all need to be getting it.
The Last Space Race #1 ($3.99) – I’m down for existential sci-fi about fallible people doing great things. I was a Star Trek kid. Aftershock has put out some gems, and this has the making of one.
Venom #7 ($3.99) – I recently had the opportunity to catch up on Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s “Venom,” and I’ll tell you, it’s worth the hype. Iban Coello comes on the next two issues on art duties, but I don’t think the quality of this series is going down. Seriously how did anyone make me care about Venom?
“Shadow Roads” #4 ($3.99)— This was unquestionably my favorite from this week’s offerings. I love “The Sixth Gun” and I’m happy to say I love “Shadow Roads” too. Interestingly, what I love the most about “Shadow Roads” is where it differs from its predecessor, and this issue really showcases that. I like that it’s still a Weird West story, but it’s got a global scale. This first arc is still (mostly) set in the American West, but the way it’s set up, it could go anywhere. The humor’s handled differently too. I don’t know if it’s because Brian Hurtt’s joined Cullen Bunn as a writer, or if this is something A.C. Zamudio brought to the book, or if it’s just something that evolved out of the new characters’ group dynamic, but it works. Zamudio’s composition and timing in these moments really shines. So, yeah, great book.
“Joe Golem: Occult Detective—The Drowning City” #2 ($3.99)— I’m glad to have this series back and I’m really enjoying Peter Bergting’s take on the world.
“Quantum Age” #3 ($3.99)— While this is a part of the Black Hammer Universe, it feels like it’s on the fringes when it’s set so far in the future, even if one of the characters is a descendant of the Webers… That really changes from here on. If you aren’t up to date on “Black Hammer: Age of Doom,” I recommend catching up before diving in to this issue. It’ll just give you a better sense of the big picture…
“Sleepless” #8 ($3.99)— I’m picking this based on the strength of the first arc. I’m kind of letting a few issues accumulate before I start reading again. (That’s a good thing. It means I’m enjoying the book.)
She Could Fly #4 ($3.99) – After speaking with writer Chris Cantwell at NYCC, I really need to catch up on this series. This issue closes out the first arc of the story, but never fear — it was confirmed at the Berger Books NYCC panel that the second arc kicks off early next year!
House of Whispers #2 ($3.99) – I love the Southern gothic genre, and this one does it so well.
Don’t Let the Penguin Drive the Batmobile ($14.99) – This is based off of the Mo Willems book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” which is one of the most hilarious children’s books I have ever read. This parody is bound to be good.Continued below
Total: $22.97 A bit over, which probably isn’t a good thing after all the money I spent at NYCC, but we’ll make up for that later.