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!
Matt Lune’s Picks:
Bingo Love OGN ($9.99) – It seems only appropriate that on this Valentine’s New Comic Book Day the wonderful “Bingo Love” is released. I missed out on the Kickstarter (which I’ve not stopped kicking myself about) so it’s great news that Image Comics are bringing this out for everyone to buy.
Twisted Romance #2 ($3.99) – Love is truly in the air and in your local comic shops this Valentine’s season, as not only do we have “Bingo Love” but the second issue of “Twisted Romance!” Last week’s first issue was brilliant, and this issue looks to be better still.
Cold War #1 ($3.99) – From love to war, Christopher Sebela’s latest series from Aftershock Comics looks at the strange and scary future that cryogenically frozen people finally wake up to. Drawn by Hayden Sherman, this looks like a lot of fun.
Calexit #2 ($3.99) – It feels like a long time since “Calexit” #1 came out, but I’m glad this series is finally back. I’m not sure why it was delayed but hopefully it’s on a more regular track now, because if the first issue is anything to go by, “Calexit” deserves a wide audience.
Total: $21.96 – Man, I can’t seem to stay within the budget lately, but there have been some fantastic books out these last few weeks.
Invincible #144 ($5.99) – I hate so much that “Invincible” is ending, but you can’t say that Kirkman and Ottley didn’t give us a hell of a ride along the way. Just in the last few issues, we’ve had Mark and Thragg face off on the SURFACE OF THE SUN, Mark became leader of the Viltrumites, and so much more. I’ve been reading this book for years and year, so it’ll be weird to not have it as part of my monthly routine This may be the end, but the book is going to leave us with a lot of memories. Here’s to “Invincible”, arguably the least famous Kirkman book and, in my opinion, the best of them all.
Angelic #6 ($3.99) – This is the end of the first story arc and I’m interested to see what it sets up for the larger story. There’s obviously a lot going on in this world full of weaponized and augmented animals, and the biggest mystery is the total lack of the humans who made these animals into what they are. I trust Spurrier and Wijngaard to tell a cool story, so here’s to the second arc and beyond.
Total: $9.98. A light week, but nothing else can really compare to the end of “Invincible”.