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.
American Vampire #25
American Vampire #25 represents the final chapter of "Death Race," featuring Travis Kidd going up against Skinner Sweet for all the marbles.
In addition, expect some old timey vampiric friends to resurface and an ending that will surely leave you shocked. When has an issue of American Vampire ever disappointed? That's right, never. Buy this book.
Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis kick off a new storyline delving into the the mystery behind the destruction of Atlantis.
We'll be introduced to "The Hunter," a man who kills his prey for sport and trophies (think the movie The Pest, but hopefully a bit better). He's already secured a golden shield and helmet and now he's after a golden trident. But he's going to have to go through Aquaman to get it. But what's so special about Aquaman's trident? That's what we'll be finding out in Aquaman #7.
Avengers vs. X-Men #0
Marvel's latest event begins this week with Avengers vs. X-Men #0. Prepare yourself for the return of the Scarlet Witch. What could this mean for Hope, the mutant messiah? We're not exactly sure, but it can't be good.
If you want to be in on the ground flood of Marvel's latest blockbuster, be sure to pick up this issue. As a special bonus, the issue is being written by both Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Aaron, with art by Frank Cho.
It's time for Daredevil to trade blows with Mole Man. But while Matt deals with Mole Man's grave robbing scheme, the cracks in his emotional facade start to reveal themselves. Will this be the issue where Matt finally comes to terms with the emotional roller coaster he's been on over the last few years? Possibly. But we'll be honest, we really, really like the happy Matt Murdock.
It's the big epilogue to the Doom and "Forever" storylines that have been tearing through the pages of FF and Fantastic Four over the last few months. This is the beginning of a new direction for the Future Foundation and Marvel's first family. Be here.
I, Vampire #7
Hey, look! It's another vampire series in this week's 10 Comics!
Continuing the story from Justice League Dark #7, I, Vampire #7 represents part two of "Rise of the Vampires." The vampire invasion Andrew Bennett has long feared has come to pass, now there's a loss of order on earth with vampire rising up against humanity. Will Andrew be able to restore the balance?
Justice League Dark #7
After the events of I, Vampire #6 where vampires across the world have lashed out, Madame Xanadu and her team set to bring order to all the chaos. This issue of Justice League Dark represents part one of the mini "Rise of the Vampires" event taking place in the pages of Justice League Dark and I, Vampire.
With both Justice League Dark and I, Vampire being great series in DC's stable, this event should produce plenty of thrills for readers of both books. And if you're new to both JLD and I, Vampire, now's the perfect time to pick them both up. Trust us, it's completely worth it.
New Deadwardians #1
Vertigo kicks off a new series by writer Dan Abnett and artist I.N.J. Culbard. While the comic industry currently has an influx of vampire and zombie books, this one is still definitely worth a look.
In post-Victorian England, the upper class have willingly turned themselves into vampires to escape the lower class of zombies. And stuck in the middle is Chief Inspector George Suttle, a detective investigating the murder of a young aristocrat that's washed up on the banks of the Thames. The investigation will take Suttle from the darkest sewers to the royal halls, all the while revealing the rotten core at the center of it all.
Secret Avengers #24
While trapped in an Automaton city in the center of the earth, Hawkeye's leadership skills are put to the ultimate test after an Avenger bites the bullet. Will Father and his Descendants be able to see their plan for robot evolution through to completion? Plus, a new player joins the Secret Avengers squad, but will her/she be able to save the team before it's too late?
The Walking Dead #95
As we inch ever closer to the big 1-0-0, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard continue the "A Larger World" arc as our favorite group of zombie apocalypse survivors are welcomed into a new community, lead by an all too charismatic leader. But Rick seen this song and dance before, so should he and the other prepare themselves for another Governor scenario? All signs point to yes...