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!
DC Pride #1 ($9.99): Feelings about the corporatization of Pride aside, the wide variety of characters in this one-shot should have something to appeal to everyone. I have to admit being most excited for the teaser for Nicole Maines’s Dreamer story.
Doctor Who Origins #1 ($3.99): Inject this into my veins. The Fugitive Doctor received short shrift on the TV, and I’m nothing short of tickled pink to see her get her own series. This is just what the Doctor Who comics were made for – – the chance to expand canon past the TV screen.
Krrsantan Star Wars Tales #1 ($7.99): When I read both the “Doctor Aphra” and “Darth Vader” series for our 2020 and 2021 Summer Comics Binges, Krrsantan was a character with a past that these series only scratched the surface. Now with his appearance in The Book of Boba Fett, people want to know more about this wild and violent Wookie.
Total: $21.97. There’s change in the car somewhere for the overage.
Twig #2 ($3.99) – The entire creative team is knocking this out of the park, bringing a Jim Henson style muppet fantasy film to the page in exuberant character designs and colors. Loving this so far!
Knights of X #2 ($3.99) – Speaking of fantasy, Tini Howard is just jerking the wheel on the X-ship right into bonkers territory and it’s a joy to witness. This book seems to play a few notes of the Alan Moore era of Captain Britain, as well as Claremont/Davis era-Excalibur. Can’t ask for more than that.
Dark Blood ($19.99): This BOOM! Studios series by LaToya Morgan, Walt Barna, and A.H.G. sounded really intriguing: a Black WW2 veteran discovering he has superpowers in the age of segregation — we’ve seen stories of Black superheroes in 20th century American history before, but this seems like a really unique way to comment on how they were treated differently to white veterans. I’m looking forward to reading all of it.
Dark Crisis #1 ($5.99) – The word crisis means a lot at DC, and “Dark Crisis” begins the latest entry into the grand meta-narrative that’s been going for over 80 years. There’s nothing like a Crisis at DC.