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:
“Coffin Bound” #1 ($3.99) – I got a sneak peek of this, and if the series continues as well as this first issue, then “Coffin Bound” is on track to be a modern classic.
“Berserker Unbound” #1 ($3.99) – Jeff Lemire writing a story about a Conan-esque character lost in the modern-day? That’s just crazy enough to work.
“Giant Days” #53 ($3.99) – We’re on the home stretch now, only two more issues left after this one. I’m not crying, you are.
“House of X” #2 ($4.99) – Look, we’ve only had two issues of Hickman’s “X-Men” run, and already it feels like a once in a generation event. You’ll be telling your grandkids where you were when you first read this issue.
“Future Foundation” #1 ($3.99) – My last pick was going to be “Absolute Carnage,” because that sort of peak ‘90s Spider-Man nonsense is right up my street, but with a $7.99 price tag I had to dial it back a bit. Instead, I’m embracing what’s sure to be an utterly delightful book about the kids of the Future Foundation and their wild adventures across time and space.
“Giant Days” #53 ($3.99) – As we get closer to the end, I savor all of these issues. And that cover with the three fistbumps certainly gives me a LOT of the feels.
“DCeased” #4 ($3.99) – I finally caught up on this series last week after a few other friends started singing its praises. It’s my favorite kind of horror storytelling: that slow demise of society that doesn’t look like you can stop it, so you just watch helplessly and figure out how you will survive the new normal when it’s all over. I doubt that’s going to happen here with the Justice League involved, but it’s sure entertaining to see how they will get there.
“Image Firsts Copra” #1 ($1.00) – Want to start a new series? Or try out a new series? These Image Firsts that are only a dollar make for a perfect starting point. If it turns out the series is not for you . . . well, you’re only out a dollar.
“House of X” #2 ($4.99) – There’s only one way to go with this series, and that’s up.
“Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds” #2 ($3.99) – I cannot stress just how much this new volume of “Doom Patrol” improves on what was already a great run from Gerard Way. Now that the team is all together, “Weight of the Worlds” really gets to stretch its legs into some extremely weird territory, and issue #2 in particular gives you a gorgeous (that James Harvey art, are you kidding me?), dense story to pour over. There’s really nothing like it and I can’t believe DC is publishing it.
“House of X” #2 ($4.99) – At this point, Hickman’s “X-Men” doesn’t need my promotion, but you know what? I’m ride or die with this. The first two issues of HoX and PoX exceeded my expectations so immensely. Between this and “Doom Patrol”, there is enough dense material here that a reader could buy only these two comics this week and be entirely satisfied.
“House of X” #2 ($4.99) – The Hick-Men have become a permeant pull for me after the first issues of both these series. That is all.
“Justice League” ($3.99) – JARRO!!!!!!!
“Future Foundation” #1 ($3.99) – I have been reading Hickman’s “Fantastic Four”/”FF” for the Multiversity Summer Comics Binge, so I am excited to see more Future Foundation stories from one of my favorite Marvel writers of the moment Jeremy Whitley.Continued below