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!
Postal: Laura One-Shot ($3.99) – “Postal” is over now, with just these one-shots left to put a nice bow on the story. This has been one of my favorite books out from Image in the last few years and one that I’ve enjoyed immensely. Both Bryan Edward Hill and Isaac Goodhart have shown with this book that they’re ready and capable of handling anything they get their hands on. I really look forward to what they do next.
Encounter #1 ($3.99) – Lion Forge has been doing some really great things with their superhero line and their assorted other books. One place where they’ve really shined is their all ages books, like the much beloved by my nephew “Wrapped Up”. With “Encounter” they’re doing an all-ages superhero book with Art and Franco and Chris Giarusso on art. With that team and the publisher’s track record, I have high hopes for this book.
Infidel #1 ($3.99) – A horror story that focuses on xenophobia with a diverse cast of characters might be just what we need right now.
American Gods: My Ainsel #1 ($3.99) – The art in the first “American Gods” series was breathtaking, and I’m thrilled to see what the second arc brings.
Dry Country #1 ($3.99) – With the setting (1980s Miami) and plot (man looking for a missing woman), this sounds like it’s an episode right out of Miami Vice. But what intrigues me (and I admit I may be seizing on a detail that means nothing) is the use of the term “GenX” in the solicit. The term “Generation X” does trace its roots back to 1976, but didn’t become popular and acquire the definition it has today until around 1991. Is there a time travel element to this comic? We’ll see.
Paradiso #4 ($3.99) – I blame Benjamin Birdie for getting hooked on this one, as he chose it for one of his “Hey Comics What’s Good” columns earlier this year. I’m slowly putting together what’s going on with the plot, but enjoying that journey.
Betrothed ($3.99) – This sounds very similar to the webcomic “Dreamless” which is currently being serialized by Keenspot (I even got the two confused), and I think I’ll be picking up both of these to find the similarities and differences.
Justin Beeson’s Picks:
Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 1 ($24.99) – Green Lantern is probably my favorite DC character, but I haven’t been a huge fan of any books in that corner of the DC Universe since ‘Sinestro Corps Wars.’ Since then, there have been a lot of changes, but the take on the characters has been pretty much the same. So I’m very excited to get a fresh perspective and a story free of the current continuity. I haven’t even read the description, but that doesn’t even matter.
Total: $24.99. Sometimes you need to break the spending limit for OGNs.