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Comics Should Be Cheap (7/6/22)

By | July 5th, 2022
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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!


Christopher’s Pick:

Justice League Infinity ($16.99): I love the DC Animated Universe so much, so if there’s a chance to return there, I’ll always take it (aside from Batman and Harley Quinn, didn’t hear great things about that one.) J.M. DeMatteis and Ethan Beavers taking us back to after the final season of Unlimited? Definitely signing myself up.

Total: $16.99. I’m also picking up “Avatar: Adapt or Die” #3 and “Stranger Things Summer Special,” both $3.99 each, since I preordered “JLI” a long time ago


Johnny’s Picks:

Saga #60 ($2.99): It blows my mind this comic is still being sold for $2.99. One of the best looking comics on the stands, Fiona Staples’ eye for memorable visuals is unmatched. This issue wraps up this current “season” of the book, and I’m sure in true Brian K. Vaughan fashion does so with a bang.

Starhenge: Dragon & Boar Book One #1 (of 6) ($3.99): I remember reading Death’s Head II #4 for the first time like it was yesterday (it was, in fact, thirty years ago – lordy I’m old). Liam Sharp’s art stunned me back then, as it does here and now with this tale described as “The Terminator” meets “The Green Knight.” This looks like a book that could have been destined for the pages of Heavy Metal – eye popping visuals and lush colors, with a bizarre sci-fi/fantasy story at its core. Nevertheless, count me in.

Twig #3 (of 5) ($3.99): My third and final recommendation is also another Image book. I’m such a mark. Still though, I’m absolutely loving this new outing from Skottie Young and Kyle Strahm. It’s gorgeous and charming and just a fun tale of a cute little muppet lookin’ thing.

Total: $10.97 – I’m sure I could find a few more books out there that are worth a look, but this is a good primer!


Mark’s Pick:

Lore Olympus – Volume Two ($21.00): Rachel Smythe’s artwork is always the big hook on this series for me. Plus I’m always curious to see how she adapts a classical myth to a modern setting. Though I must admit, there’s also a part of me that just wants to see how an infinite scroll format comic is adapted to the comics page—they are radically different formats, and in Volume One, I was impressed time and time again with how Smythe was able to find ways to make it not just read, but read beautifully. There’s truly an art to it.

Total: $21.00. This was a really tough week to get under $20, and I still didn’t really succeed. In addition to several comic book issues I’ve got my eye on, there are multiple OGNs that I’d like to check out… “The Creep,” “The Vertical Sea,” “Paris.”


Kate’s Pick:

Paris ($24.99): Maybe it’s because I just got back from Paris and the city is still on my mind, maybe it’s because I love a good love story, maybe it’s a little bit of both. Either way, I’m willing to go over budget for this new edition with special artwork.

Total: $24.99. Over budget, yes, but it’s my birthday (literally – – it’s today!) so I’m allowed, right?


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