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Posted by erik_norris (191 posts) - - Show Bio

Welcome back to 10 Comics to Buy This Week. As you're probably well aware, 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.

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

Adventure Time #2

Kaboom! continues their adaptation of the popular Cartoon Network series this week with Adventure Time #2. Follow along with Finn, Jake and the rest of the gang on another all-new adventure through the land of Ooo (not a typo).

If you like your comics lighthearted and fun, Adventure Time is a great fallback. A lot of us might be adults, but come on, we're all kids at heart. Therefore, Adventure Time should warm the heart of even Scrooge McDuck himself.

Batman and Robin #7

It's finally time for Batman to confront Nobody for all the marbles. Bruce has stumbled upon Nobody's lair and must take action in order to protect his son, Damian.

Now that father-son story time is over, we expect Batman and Robin #7 to be a no-holds-barred throwdown between the forces of good (Batman) and not so good (Nobody). And how will Damian factor into this duel of fates? We aren't sure, but we're damn excited to find out.

Conan the Barbarian #2

The second issue of Brian Wood's Conan the Barbarian story drops this week, featuring Conan and the Pirate Queen coming to blows in a battle to the death.

The first issue of Wood's run was rather solid, and that's coming from a complete Conan newbie. If Wood can continue his dynamite scripting, and artist Becky Cloonan can continue her dynamic penciling, then I see no reason why this second issue won't be satisfactory.

Fantastic Four #604

It's the final chapter of the epic "Forever" storyline. This whole story has felt like an event in and of itself. Jonathan Hickman has been killing it on this series and we can't wait to see how this three-year-in-the-making story wraps up. It must be huge because all Marvel is saying about it in their solicits is that it's epic. Oh, and it's over-sized to boot!

Green Lantern #7

Do my eyes deceive me? Are we finally learning some meaty background details on the Indigo Tribe? It appears as though we are!

Geoff Johns and Dough Mahnke kick off "The Secret of the Indigo Tribe" with this week's Green Lantern #7. Hal Jordan and Sinestro set off to investigate a crime that leads them right to the home world of the Indigo Tribe, and what they find there will apparently charge their outlook on Lantern lore, if DC's solicitations are too be believed. Prepare thy self for revelations!

Queen Crab HC

Take a look at that cover image to the right and tell me you aren't at least a little bit intrigued by Jimmy Palmiotti and Artiz Eiguren's new original graphic novel from Image?

Queen Crab tells the story of a girl who lives a boring ol' life until the night of her wedding, where her husband attempts to murder her. Twist! And that's just the start of things to come.

Saga #1

If I had it my way, this week's entire guide would be Saga repasted ten times. I can tell you for a fact that I'll be whispering "Saaaaggaaaa" the entire time I'm driving to my local shop on Wednesday. And you know what, it's completely justified. Brian K. Vaughan's return to comics is something worth screaming from the mountain tops. But I digress.

Saga tells the, ahem, saga of a loving couple trying to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. If the setup doesn't suck you in, maybe the first issue's page count and price will -- Saga #1 will sell for $2.99 with 44 pages of story without a single ad. Everyone here at ComicVine is expecting great things from this series and we fully believe Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples have the gusto to knock this out of the park.

Scarlet Spider #3

Chris Yost and artist Ryan Stegman continue the adventures of the Marvel universe's new Scarlet Spider. In this month's installment, Kaine learns that not everyone is happy to have a hero in Houston. Additionally, now that the Scarlet Spider has rooted himself in town, the super criminal community starts to make their presence known. You know that old song and dance; if there's a hero there has to be a villain (or two, or three…).

Thief of Thieves #2

If we're being completely honest, the first issue of Thief of Thieves didn't blow us away. With that said, however, we're still game for whatever Robert Kirkman and Shawn Martinbrough has to throw at us.

After the conclusion of issue #1, Conrad has turned his back on his old life as Redmond, an international master criminal. Now he's trying to put the pieces of his life back together. But is this too little too late for his wife and son? We'll find out in Thief of Thieves #2.

Wolverine and the X-Men #7

One of Marvel's best new series continues this week. Wolverine and the X-Men has been a refreshingly fun take on the adventures of the house that Xavier built (now run by headmaster Wolverine!).

With issue #7, we've got Kitty about to burst due to a Brood infestation, Wolverine and Quentin caught off-world after a gambling scheme gone awry, and Kid Gladiator getting lessons from a new teacher -- the Brood legion! To date, this series has been chalk full of off-the-wall concepts that provide equal parts laughter and action. If you haven't been reading Wolverine and the X-Men, do yourself a favor and correct that mistake immediately.

#1 Posted by StarKiller809 (1238 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm getting Green Lantern #7 and I'm looking forward to that. 

#2 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Man Im actually not getting any of these...but I just might have to now. These look great, especially Scarlet Spider.

#3 Posted by erik_norris (191 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Man Im actually not getting any of these...but I just might have to now. These look great, especially Scarlet Spider.

Dude, Saggggaaaaaa. Get it and love it.

#4 Posted by sora_thekey (8175 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga sounds really interesting!

#5 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9073 posts) - - Show Bio

I am getting Scarlet Spider, Green Lantern, and Wolverine and the X-men out of this list.

#6 Posted by Joe Venom (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

"What time is it?"

#7 Edited by CombatSpoon86 (832 posts) - - Show Bio

F4, Punisher, Saga and Shade for me.

My first BKV ongoing monthly. The suspense is killing me.

#8 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Robin for me.

#9 Posted by Trodorne (2590 posts) - - Show Bio


#10 Edited by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarlet Spider and Green Lantern.

#11 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll check out Batman & Robin and Green Lantern.

#12 Posted by JamDamage (1114 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm wondering if Blackhand is still now in Indigo tribe member after the revamp. hope so. Can't wait for Batman and Robin, this arch has been great, but how they've been handleing Wolverine and the X-Men is in no way what anyone expected. It's not just well written, it's a fun book.

#13 Posted by k4tzm4n (44428 posts) - - Show Bio

@erik_norris: Did you come up with this idea? If so, awesome job. It's a really good and useful segment idea.

#14 Posted by Comicbookgal (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga is now on my pull list.

#15 Posted by thanosrules (546 posts) - - Show Bio

Yikes, this is a big release week!

Adventure Time
Avengers Assemble
Battle Scars
Carnage USA
Fantastic Four
Green Lantern
Incredible Hulk
Scarlet Spider
The Ray
The Shade
Wolverine and the X-Men
#16 Posted by skaarason (683 posts) - - Show Bio
@Joe Venom said:

"What time is it?"

it's vader time , couldn't help it buddy lol !!
#17 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

my comics this week are:

green lantern #7

haunt #22

suicide squad #7

ultimate x-men #9

#18 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

I couldnt agree more about Saga. If you all didnt know Image has been on a roll lately and Saga could be one of the best comics if the year regardless of publisher. Im so excited for it. I love Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways so much and i also had the pleasure of being at the 20th anniversary Image Comics Expo where a panel on Saga was highlighted. Really cant wait for Wednesday, waking up eating breakfast then going right to my LCS to pick it up!

#19 Posted by Zero_Degree (15 posts) - - Show Bio

@erik_norris: SAGA!!!!! CANT WAIT~!

#20 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

this weeks musts are not ranked high for my interest.

Looking forward to the GL book though!

#21 Posted by davidgrantlloyd (347 posts) - - Show Bio

Queen Crab ... very intriguing.

#22 Posted by RoboShark (1273 posts) - - Show Bio

Juicy list this week.

#23 Posted by wesleyh (14 posts) - - Show Bio

im just gonna enjoy deathstroke before liefield gets his hands on it and ruins great writing and compared to him, greater art.

#24 Posted by kamionero (313 posts) - - Show Bio

DEf. Fantastic four. I love how they invested in a TRUE story and saga. No cross-over, no gimmicks (at least not too many), just good writing and a good story over a long period of time.

#25 Posted by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Vaughan really worth the hype? Y and Ex Machina are nice but I dunno.

#26 Posted by DrewHLMW (53 posts) - - Show Bio

first time there's ever been 5 books on this list i intend to buy

#27 Posted by TurianAgent (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern for sure. I kinda wanna try Saga out just to see what the hype is about...

#28 Posted by Jack the Ripper (2225 posts) - - Show Bio

A new ongoing from the writer of some of the best comics of our age? I'm sold.

#29 Edited by DDangelico (221 posts) - - Show Bio

This week I'm getting: Saga, Thief of Thieves, Green Lantern, and Peter Panzerfaust. REALLY cant wait to read Saga. I've avoided all previews and write-ups just so I can go in completely fresh.

#30 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

Being trying to choose Captain Atom or Scarlet Spider for some time now.

#31 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

My comic shop lost my copy of Scarlet Spider #2 so I still haven't even read that one -__-

#32 Posted by eclecticmess (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't Peter Panzerfaust come out this week? That is at the top of my list and it should be at the top of all of yours.

#33 Posted by Johnnyjavavee (85 posts) - - Show Bio

YES! Oversized f4! YES! So excited! Also, love this new section.

#34 Posted by maxicere (936 posts) - - Show Bio


#35 Posted by KidSupreme (829 posts) - - Show Bio

NOT feeling these top 10 picks

#36 Posted by Joe Venom (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

@skaarason said:

@Joe Venom said:

"What time is it?"

it's vader time , couldn't help it buddy lol !

Nice! Would have also accepted:

  1. Clobbering
  2. Crime
  3. Mime
  4. @$$ kicking
  5. Party


#37 Posted by Bestostero (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

i dont have any of these titles for planned purchases...but i might get batman and robin or fantastic four ...

#38 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

Think this might be a week off for me ^_^

#39 Posted by virginiaforniquer (101 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that Conan is tangling with a Pirate Queen just sparked my interest. I'm gonna pic that up.

GL is frustrating, they are doing things that infuriate me, but they are doing it so damn well. I wanna see where this crap with the guardians and the "third army" is going but that's probably going to take a while to pan out.

#40 Posted by erik_norris (191 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: I did. And then I pitched it to G-Man for the green light. We collab on the picks for any given week then I write up the entries.

#41 Posted by SupermanJohnathanKentJr (300 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah sweet, a new Kirkman series. Will get Thief Of Thieves when it gets collected.

#42 Posted by SupermanJohnathanKentJr (300 posts) - - Show Bio

@SavageDragon said:

I couldnt agree more about Saga. If you all didnt know Image has been on a roll lately and Saga could be one of the best comics if the year regardless of publisher. Im so excited for it. I love Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways so much and i also had the pleasure of being at the 20th anniversary Image Comics Expo where a panel on Saga was highlighted. Really cant wait for Wednesday, waking up eating breakfast then going right to my LCS to pick it up!

Yeah, Runaways is how you do a teenage superhero comic, unlike that Avengers Academy sht.

#43 Posted by The Impersonator (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

Whenever there's X-Men, there's always a Brood. =P

#44 Posted by Strider92 (16514 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarlet Spider!!!!!

#45 Posted by bladewolf (763 posts) - - Show Bio

Demon Knights should be on this list...

#46 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33486 posts) - - Show Bio

I need to get on that new Conan book also Saaaaaaaaaga!

#47 Posted by HolySerpent (12547 posts) - - Show Bio

Green lantern

#48 Posted by CrimsonTempest (307 posts) - - Show Bio

Saucer Country wasn't mentioned? This is odd.

#49 Edited by cracker_jack (220 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm getting GL and probably Saga. Saga sounds interesting.

#50 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (938 posts) - - Show Bio