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!
Swordquest #3 ($3.99) – Wistful nostalgic melancholy, sobered irreverence, swords, sandals, sorcery and everything else you could wish for stuffed into a cartridge from your older brother’s all-time favorite gaming console.
Deathstroke #23 ($3.99) – It goes without saying that Priest is something of a miracle worker on this run. And for his latest feat, he’s somehow made good-guy Slade an even-bigger bastard than before.
Doom Patrol #8 ($3.99) – Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never pass up Mike Allred artwork. But Nick Derrington getting back behind the pencils, just feels so right for this current iteration of the Doom Patrol. Are you ready for this Sh*t?
Total: $11.97 – That’s me tapped out for the week. But if you’ve got a century burning a hole in your jeans, there are a lot worse ways to spend it than “Star Wars: Marvel UK Omnibus” ($100.00). Archie Goodwin, Alan Moore, Walt Simonson, Carmine Infantino, et al serving up classic Star Wars tales rarely seen on the left side of the pond.
Batman #30 ($2.99) – I’ve hated parts of this run. I’ve hated a lot of the parts of this arc. But the Kite Man stuff has been the best so this seems appropriate and Clay Mann can take all my money.
Harbinger Renegade #7 ($3.99) – We finally see the reaction of the Renegades in the aftermath of the Massacre. Clearly this is headed to something big and I love me some Valiant so I can’t wait for “Harbinger Wars 2.”
Motor Crush #6 ($3.99) – I’d follow this creative team anywhere. The first arc was great and I imagine this to continue to rev up the action.
Shade, The Changing Girl #12 ($3.99) – The best of the Young Animal titles. It goes on hiatus after this and I’m hoping it doesn’t disappear and this imprint and title live on somehow.
Bombshells United #1 ($2.99) – Bombshells is the gayest most beautiful thing ever. This is a must if you aren’t getting the webcomic.
Total: $17.95. But if you have it in you, pick up the paperback of Jeff Lemire’s “Sweet Tooth” Book 1 for another $20. I missed this because I wasn’t reading comics yet but I’ve been told it’s a must.
Postal #22 ($3.99) – There’s about to be a big showdown with the FBI in Eden, and that’s something the series has been building to for a long time. I can’t wait to see how Hill and Goodhart let things play out.
Made Men #1 ($3.99) – I honestly don’t know much about this book, but the solicit seems to promise a police officer descendant of Dr. Frankenstein working the old family trade on some of her deceased coworkers, so that could be very interesting.
Total: $7.98. A very light week for me, but a book that I love month in and month out, and a promising new one should make for a decent week.
Star Wars Adventures #1 ($3.99) – In August, I showed my daughter the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as The Force Awakens, and she fell in love with them. The fact that I can now share this all-ages comic with her is quite literally a dream come true for this father.
Journey To Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma #1 ($3.99) – I don’t know if she’ll be reading this one with me just yet, but I’m excited to dig deeper into the Phasma story, as she was painfully underused in The Force Awakens.Continued below
Deathstroke #23 ($3.99) – Christopher Priest is doing some incredible work on this book (listen to tomorrow’s DC3cast to hear me put him in some pretty rarefied air), and this current arc is such an unusual choice that you have to be all in.
Rocket Girl #9 ($3.99) – This is probably the best superhero comic not happening at the big two. You should catch up, as it’s a hell of a ride.
Made Men #1 ($3.99) – Frankenstein is one of my favorite novels, so this is a must try for me.