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!
Arcadia #8 ($3.99) – This is the last issue of “Arcadia” and it’s worth mentioning because this was one of the more interesting new series of the last year for me, especially considering it was from two people I’d never heard of before this book. With the strength of concept and execution, I think “Arcadia” is something that lets us know to be on watch for whatever Paknadel and Pfieffer come up with next.
Snow Blind #3 ($3.99) – Another Boom! book with a killer concept, “Snow Blind” has been off to a very interesting start so far. A boy who finds out his family is in Witness Protection, and may be lying about much more, is a great hook for a comic and “Snow Blind” has been delivering so far.
Limbo #4 ($2.99) – For all that I’ve said about the previous two books, “Limbo” is, hands down” the most surprising book of recent months for me. A book by relative unknowns that delivers something unlike anything else in the comic shop, “Limbo” easily deserves to be on everyone’s pull list.
Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond The Stars #4 ($3.50) – Y’all, it has been a long time since the last issue of “Manhattan Projects”, but I still hold out hope for the book. Maybe it’s because I was in that one issue, or my love for Pitarra’s mashed potato people art, or something else, but I’ll definitely be giving it a read.
Matt Garcia’s Picks:
Tuki Save the Humans #4 ($3,99) – Any time a new Jeff Smith book is coming out, it needs to immediately go to the top of your reading pile.
Jonesy #1 ($3.99) – Boom! Box generally finds a nice collection of creative and imaginative talent. They introduce us a book about a dorky girl who has the ability to make people fall in love. Hopefully it’s more “Giant Days” then “Teen Dog,” though every time I look at it, I want to sing “Were the World Mine” for some reason.
Harrow County #9 ($3.99) – Not only is Carla Speed McNeil stepping in as the guest artist for this issue, but she’s also drawing the flashback about the Disembodied Boy.
No Mercy #7 ($3.99) – Speaking of Carla Speed McNeil: here’s another issue of her and Alex di Campi’s brutal thriller, which you really ought to be reading.
Batman #49 ($3.99) – The penultimate chapter of the “Superheavy” storyline features Bruce’s return to the cave. To make this issue even more enticing, we get Yanick Paquette as guest artist. Snyder and Paquette have worked wonders together in the past, and this issue shouldn’t be any different.
Constantine: The Hellblazer #9 ($2.99) – I’ll keep recommending “Constantine: The Hellblazer” until everyone gets tired of my pleadings and begins reading this book. James Tynion IV, Ming Doyle, and Riley Rossmo (who experiments beautifully with the book’s layouts) are a stellar team.
New Suicide Squad #17 ($2.99) – I’ve been wanting to read a book featuring the Suicide Squad and with the start of a new creative team on this book, now is a perfect time to try it out. Writer Tim Seeley (who writes the second best DC book, “Grayson”, with Tom King) and artist Juan Ferreyra (whose art was haunting on “Gotham by Midnight”) are people I trust to give us a fun time.
Black Canary #8 ($2.99) – Last issue was a trippy affair and I’m intrigued to see where the “Black Canary” creative crew can possibly take Dinah and her band.Continued below
Gotham Academy #15 ($2.99) – The first part of “Gotham Academy Yearbook”, with different creators taking a crack at the denizens of the Academy, was a fun diversion. With art by people such as Rafael Albuquerque, this month’s issue is guaranteed to be gorgeous.
The Massive: Ninth Wave #3 ($3.99) – “The Massive” was an excellent series and this prequel by its creator, Brian Wood, has not disappointed.
Total: $19.94 – It’s a pretty stacked week. And that’s a good thing.