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!
I’m gonna be honest with y’all, not a single book I regularly read is coming out this week. So there’s really not a whole lot I can honestly recommend for CSBC this week. That said, I’d like to instead point you towards the killer Comixology Submit sale going on until January 3rd. All kinds of great books, and you get 50% off by using the code “INDIE” at the check out page. So head on over to Comixology. Here are some of my suggestions.
Basically any volume of Atomic Robo ($5 after discount) – “Atomic Robo” is one of those books that I think we all don’t appreciate enough. It’s a genuinely good book, made well outside the larger publishers by people who really love the characters. Each volume is good, I don’t think I’ve read a bat “Atomic Robo” story yet. If you want a fun, more optimistic version of “Hellboy” where it’s a robot instead of a demon, “Atomic Robo” is the book for you.
Enormous #1-6 ($1 each after discount, #1 is free) – With a TV show potentially on the horizon and a diverse cast and fantastic story and art, “Enormous” is one of those books that deserves more eyes. You can get the whole first volume for $5, which is an absolutely killer deal.
The Dead #1-6 ($0.50 each after discount) – Set in a weird version of the afterlife, “The Dead” is one of those hidden gems on Submit. The premise is hard to explain simply, but at $0.50 I suggest for you to check out at least the first issue and give it a shot.
Total: $12.50. That’s twelve single issues and a trade. And you’ve still got more money left over to get another “Atomic Robo” trade or check out “reMIND” or any of the other awesome comics on sale right now. Get to it!
Green Arrow by Jeff Lemire Deluxe Edition ($49.99) – This is not only one of the best Green Arrow runs, it’s also one of writer Jeff Lemire’s best works. The art by Andrea Sorrentino is pretty darn stunning too. Lemire’s fleshing out of Ollie’s mythology is refreshing and character-transforming. Anyone who loves the show and wants to have a solid introduction should get this collection.
Total: $49.99 – Use some of that well-earned Christmas present money to buy yourself this gem.