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!
Survival Street #1 ($3.99): Muppets in post-apocalyptic America? The way things are going, life may well imitate art. Anyway, James Asmus, Jim Festante and Abylay Kussainov seems like a fun satire, so I’ll definitely check it out (it’s got to be better than The Happytime Murders at least.)
Frankenstein: New World #1 ($3.99): I must admit, I haven’t read a Mignolaverse book since “Hellboy in Hell” a decade ago, but I love Frankenstein, and this seems removed enough from everything I’ve missed that I think I can enjoy it on its own merits.
Avatar: Adapt or Die #4 ($3.99): I need to catch up on this prequel but more Avatar is always good Avatar.
Golden Rage #1 ($3.99): What if The Golden Girls and Fight Club had a baby together? It would be this series. Watch out for the file in the cheesecake and don’t take your eyes off of Sophia Petrillo!
Doctor Who Origins #3 ($3.99): One of my biggest concerns with Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall’s departure from Doctor Who was that we wouldn’t get to know the mysteries of the Fugitive Doctor. Thank goodness for comics and room for infinite expansion of stories. Where this fits in to the larger Doctor Who story does remain to be seen, but for now I’m enjoying the ride.
The Sartorial Geek Magazine #2 ($4.99): I totally missed that this magazine was back in print. Get ready for fall with some geeky fall fashion!
The Vineyard #1 ($4.99): Family drama is always fun with a glass of cabernet and a side dish of otherworldly beings running your winery.
Frankenstein: New World #1 ($3.99) – The writers behind “B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth” reunite for “Frankenstein: New World.” This alone makes this story something special for me. But on top of that it’s set in the new world post-Ragna Rok. Oh, and it’s a new Frankenstein story. And he has Ted Howard’s old Hyperborean Sword. And most importantly, it’s the debut of Peter Bergting in the Hellboy Universe. In short: this is my jam.
Little Monsters #6 ($3.99) – A post-apocalyptic world with children vampires hunting the last of humankind from Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen. What’s not to love?
The Closet #3 ($3.99) – I haven’t started this James Tynion IV and Gavin Fullerton miniseries yet, but with the third and final issue now out, I’m looking forward to reading the whole thing at once. I’ve heard good things about it.
Golden Rage #1 ($3.99) – Like Kate, I had to pick this one up. It has the potential to be a lot of fun.
Twig #4 (of 5) ($3.99) – A very charming adventure yarn from Jim Henson Studios, uh, I mean Skottie Young and Kyle Strahm. Kidding aside, while this book certainly owes a lot to Henson, it has more than enough of its own unique world building and and heart to not feel redundant. I sincerely hope we can return to this world in the future.
Immortal X-Men #4 ($3.99) – Though I’ll be grabbing ALL of this week’s X-titles, I’ll just mention this one, as I think Michelle Banding’s art here is stunning, and she and Gillen do incredible work delving into the history of a very underrated mutant, Exodus.
The New Champion of Shazam! #1 ($3.99) – Speaking of stunning art, I do not miss Doc Shaner books – I just don’t do it. And paired with writer Josie Campbell on a Mary Marvel book?! Manna from heaven, friends.