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10 Comics to Buy This Week: 2/15/12

Your buyer's guide for this week's comics. Some obvious and not-so-obvious selections for you to check out.

Welcome to a new weekly feature we're going to try out here at ComicVine -- 10 Comics to Buy This Week. There are a metric crap-ton of comic books hitting shelves every single week. And for the common consumer, it's financially impossible to pick up everything. That's where this column steps in like your superhero savior, drawing your attention to 10 books worth your hard-earned dollars during any given week.

Let the great experiment begin!

We intend to not only spotlight tights and capes books, but also some indie titles off the beaten path, which, if all goes well, will help broaden your reading horizons in the process.

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Long Death #1

Mike Mignola, with the help of John Arcudi, kicks off a brand new B.P.R.D. series, where a new team of B.P.R.D. agents are sent on a mission to solve a series of disappearances in the deadly woods of New World. Mike Mignola and John Arcudi are joined by artist James Harren for this new series that everyone should check out.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #1

Have you ever wonder what led to the creation of the Jedi Order? Well, this new series from writer John Ostrander plans to delve into the Order's secret history, starting with a group of warrior monks on the planet Thython, who for centuries have been maintaining peace and order by balancing the mysterious power of the Force. But all good things must come to an end, as a stranger takes it upon himself to harness the power of the Force for conquest purposes. Nothing good, this will lead to.

Batman #6

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continue their Dark Knight epic, continuing to peel back the layers to Gotham's best kept secret: The Court of Owls. After falling right into the Court's trap, Batman continues to struggle to escape the clutches of his new powerful enemy. Will Batman be able to get out in one piece, or will his mind continue to unravel until he's nothing but a shell dressed in underoos? Find out here.

Wonder Woman #6

Hades and Poseidon have decided to fight over their brother Zeus' kingdom on the mortal plane of earth. Fearing for the safety of mankind, Wonder Woman enlists the help of the mysterious figure Lennox to help put a stop to this pissing match between brothers. We're expecting a lot of collateral damage and more intriguing world building from Brian Azzarello and artist Tony Akins.

Peter Panzerfaust #1

Looking for a new take on the Peter Pan story? Well, you've come to the right place. Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Tyler Jenkins kick off a new series exploring the Peter Pan mythology against the backdrop of World War II. That's right, Peter Pan meets Nazis. That's all the hyping you should need. But if you do need that extra push, Wiebe has on occasion compared the tone of Peter Panzerfaust to Red Dawn and Indiana Jones. Sold.

Amazing Spider-Man #679.1

Writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos have pumped out a new Point One issue of Amazing Spider-Man focusing on the return of Morbius the Living Vampire. As all Point Ones issues intend to be, Amazing Spider-Man #679.1 acts as the perfect jumping-on point for new readers that haven't bought into Spidey's latest adventures, which, in all honesty, have been a fun ride. Don't miss this perfect opportunity to jump aboard.

Daredevil #9

Woo! Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera's incredible Daredevil series continues, coming out of the recent two-part Daredevil/Spider-Man crossover. Kicking off a new storyline, the Mole Men have returned and it's up to ol' Hornhead to keep them at bay. If you aren't buying this series already, correct that horrible mistake immediately.

Venom #13.2

I'll be honest, I was not expecting much from this mini Venom-starring event, "Circle of Four." But I'm happily eating crow now, since writers Rick Remender, Rob Williams and Jeff Parker have been killing it. Venom #13.2 sees Rob Williams once again on writing duties, as Venom, X-23, Red Hulk and Ghost Rider attempt to overcome their antitheses.

Winter Soldier #2

Bucky Barnes and Black Widow continue to hunt down Russian sleeper cells. Meanwhile, a hit has been placed on Doctor Doom's head, as an usurper wants control of Latveria. Even with only an issue under their belt, Ed Brubaker and artist Butch Guice's new espionage-thriller series is a must buy and a pleasant return to form for Bucky Barnes.

Avengers Omnibus Vol. 1 HC

For the comic buyers with deep pockets, Marvel releases the first omnibus collection of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's seminal Avengers work this week. The massive tome collects Avengers #1-30, featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes coming together to stop Thor's brother, Loki. In addition, this book also features the first appearance by Kang the Conqueror. At $100, this omnibus is a lot to ask for. However, diehard Avengers fans should have no problem forking over the money to have a well made hardcover collection honoring the legacy of their favorite super team.

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Posted by Jondan

Looking forward to it

Posted by DarkChris

Nice column!

Posted by The Poet

could look into Spider-man...we'll see...

Posted by darkrider

the only comic that i will buy from this list is batman

Posted by NightFang

@Jondan said:

Looking forward to it

Posted by microwave25

Can't wait for Peter Panzerfaust.

Posted by salmy

Ign stops their written comics to watch list and you guys start one. I ain't mad. I'm happy to have one. I hope this keeps going.

Posted by nahadef

The Avengers Omnibus is tempting. I've never read any early Avengers issues except the first two. I had trouble enjoying them as a teen, since they were so different from contemporary comics, but as an adult, they are a pretty fun read.

Posted by Pbott

I love batman and wonder woman, however im looking forward to B.P.R.D the most, its the best book being put out now. Also any starwars book with Ostranders name on it im buying

Posted by Cafeterialoca

Sorry, hands are full with Generation Hope, Thunderbolts, Birds of Prey, Journey into Mystery, Batwoman, and X-Factor, but I will be getting Daredevil.

Posted by Deranged Midget

I am INCREDIBLY pumped for Dawn of the Jedi. Batman is a pickup, as is Winter Soldier.

Posted by TurianAgent

Can`t wait for Batman, its going to be amazing, as always. Also picking up Amazing Spider-Man, Winter Soldier and Daredevil.

Posted by CrimsonTempest

Copping Batman and Winter Soldier, without question.

Posted by Owie

This is a good idea. You can never get too many opinions on new or unusual stuff that you might not have noticed otherwise.

Posted by DDangelico

Glad to see the new Spider-Man is on here. I was waiting for a good point to start reading that again. Pretty excited about it actually. Also, Batman and Winter Soldier; this will be a fun week indeed!

Posted by NXH

Shit! Didn't realize Batman is out this week. It's the only single issue comic I buy nowadays.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Pete Panserfaust sounds amazing. Tinkerbell with a Thompson machine-gun please  

Posted by Jorgevy

Im only interested in New 52 right now. I might get back on Marvel for either a reboot like DC or for the Avengers vs X-men thing

Posted by WWAJfan

Venom 13.2 anyone, i know im pump for it

Posted by perry_411

Marvel Events have sucked for the past few years

Posted by erik_norris

@salmy: Notice who the writer is ;). I'm a freelancer, so I take work where I can get it. The ultimate goal is to just spread the word about good comics.

Posted by Danial79

I'll be picking up half of that list :)

Posted by ThexX

Winter Soldier #2 all the way

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@erik_norris: will you be staying here at the Vine?
Posted by erik_norris

@aztek_the_lost said:

HA, the massive tomb?

tome, perhaps?

Also, I think this feature is a cool idea, although I'm not sure how much of an impact it will have, I mean I'd like to think most people know these books exist, they just choose not to read them and without actual reviews, this is essentially the same as taking ten solicits and saying these look like the best comics coming out this week.

Nice catch on the typo. Fixed.

Also, I agree with your statement about superhero books -- most people know what they want in that department. However, we're balancing out the "essentials" with stuff that some people here probably don't know about, like this week with Peter Panzerfaust. We've got a site primarily focused on superheroes, so we're trying to spread the love a bit. Every bit helps.

Posted by ElCapitan

Thanks for writing this article! Super useful for a guy like me who's looking for a few new books to add to his pull.

Posted by SaintOfKillers

can't wait for batman this week

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Dawn of the Jedi for me, been looking forward to that series since last year.

Posted by DonFelipe

Would trade all the above comics for a new episode of Arrested Development!

Since this is not going to happen, I'll stick to DC: Batman (vs the Court) and Wonder Woman it is.

Peter Panzerfaust sounds interesting, too, I might give it a shot.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I wish Comixology would get B.P.R.D because that would fully be on my list

Posted by WildStyle

This is a great idea. Shows a nice spotlight on good comics from all companies. Keep up the good work,

Posted by Captian_IronThor

Good thing i get paid tonight!

Posted by DCWarFan73

Will be getting Winter Soldier for sure... don't have time or funds for any others.

Posted by Shichoo

Definitely picking up Winter Soldier Issue 2.

... and maybe Amazing Spiderman Issue 679.1. But I'm sure I'll end up buying both.

Posted by cincyducksfan35

I hope Dawn of the Jedi is as good as Legacy was

Edited by CombatSpoon86

Definitely a good wk for comics. Batman, Daredevil, Tbolts, Venom, Winter Soldier, and Wonder Woman will make my way to me soon.

That Lee and Kirby Avengers Omni looks great

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am probably going to pick up Amazing Spider-man. Also love the new Feature. Hope to see this every week

Posted by Ganthetsward20

I had some of these on my pull list! But i'm adding the peter pan Nazi one for sure!!

Posted by insheepsclothes

good 1st article! i like the idea of this list going forward...maybe you can even include a list of the mods or users in a poll w/ the viners' top tens. by each wed we can see both staff & user's picks....a veritable smorgasbord of upcoming comic goodness.....

Posted by The Impersonator

@DarkChris said:

Nice column!

Posted by ninjasquirrel0

Oh hey, . I thought that guy was on the other website, weird.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi may be a VERY distinct possibility on my way in to my LCS tomorrow...

Posted by zackattack529

batman, daredevil, green lantern corps, nightwing, venom and MAYBE star wars is on my list :p

Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy

I found myself only buying new 52 as of lately.. waiting for new Aquaman, Justice League, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash, Deathstroke, and Hawkman to come out.
Will just wait for trade with all the other new 52's....

Posted by shield_slinger

I'll get Peter Panzerfaust, BPRD, and Winter Solider. Not interested in the others.

Posted by salmy

@erik_norris: Sweet, I watched the IGN show and liked it, but it's so much easier to read than watch at work. I hope you get to do this weekly.