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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.

Avengers vs. X-Men #10

We’ve come to the final few issues of Marvel’s latest event. Since the series kicked into higher gear with issue #6, AvX has been a rather fun romp. Issue #9, in particular, was a highlight with its focus on Spider-Man. Here’s hoping Ed Brubaker, who’s writing this week’s issue, can keep this series going at its current pace.

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1

Finally! So far we’ve had our fair share of the Minutemen, Silk Spectre, Nite Owl and Ozymandias, but Rorschach and Doctor Manhattan have been left off the playing field. That is until this week. Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermajo’s Rorschach #1 finally sees the light of day and judging from the preview art we’ve seen in months past, this series is shaping up to be something awesome.

Bloodshot #2

Valiant Entertainment’s universe relaunch has been spectacular. Between X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong and Bloodshot, Valiant has been at the top of their game. With Bloodshot #2, Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia continue the adventures of the killing machine known as Bloodshot, who is waking up in a body bag surrounded by the toughest soldiers on the planet, 35,000 feet in the sky. For Bloodshot, starting off your day does not mean eating a balanced breakfast.

Captain Marvel #2

The first issue of Kelly Sue Deconnick and Dexter Soy’s Captain Marvel series was a refreshing read. The characterization was great and the artwork fit the series well – even though it was in stark contrast to the series’ cover art. With issue #2, Deconnick and Soy are introducing the Banshee Squadron. We say: bring it on!

Daredevil #17

There’s rarely a month where Daredevil isn’t featured on this list. With that said, this month’s issue is truly a special occasion: Mike Allred will be joining Mark Waid for a special standalone issue spotlighting Stilt-Man. We’re huge fans of Allred’s work around here (G-Man especially), so we’ve obviously been waiting for this issue for some time. Make sure you pick this one up.

Fatale #7

The second arc of this series kicked off in style with last month’s Fatale #6. Now, Josephine’s story continues in 1970s Hollywood. If you like a healthy balance of crime and occult magic, then give Fatale a shake. This series is quite good.

Green Lantern #12

The return of the Black Hand continues in Green Lantern #12. Judging from what we saw in Blackest Night and the last few issues of Green Lantern, Black Hand is one twisted S.O.B. It seems like Geoff Johns really has a fun time writing the character. And with Doug Mahnke’s art to supplement, you know this latest story arc is going to be twisted.

Saga #6

What left is there to be said about Saga’s greatness? This series has delivered with every single issue, so we don’t foresee anything changing this month with issue #6. After the gut-punching cliffhanger of last month, things are sure to heat up for everyone involved in this story.

The Victories #1

Michael Avon Oeming kicks off a brand new series focusing on six heroes sworn to protect the innocent from the evils of the world. That might sound generic, but Oeming’s stylings in both the writing and art game make this is a series worth checking out for at least its first issue.

Uncanny X-Force #29

The latest story running through Uncanny X-Force is grim. For those reading it, that’s probably an understatement, actually. Key characters are biting the dust left and right, yet we can’t turn away (what does that say about us?). In fact, Uncanny X-Force has once again reached the level of brilliance we saw during The Dark Angel Saga. And that’s saying a lot. If you want some epic super hero action, this is it.

Erik Norris is a freelance writer for sites such as ComicVine, IGN and CraveOnline.com. You can stalk him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.

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#1 Posted by WebScud (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern looks good.

#2 Posted by CitizenJP (596 posts) - - Show Bio

"The Victories #1" looks interesting. Also definitely grabbing GL#12!

#3 Posted by zexion_armando (81 posts) - - Show Bio

AvX 10, Batwoman 12, and Amazing Spider Man 691 for sure.

I wish Captain Marvel had a better cover artist... Covers are supposed to be enticing, not ugly.

#4 Posted by cc1738 (358 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm getting Green Lantern and Nightwing.

I kinda would like Saga, but I worried I wouldn't like it and as always I want Uncanny X-Force, but I have to wait to get the first trade.

#5 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (832 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil, Fatale, Saga, Shade, Uncanny X-force, Wonder woman and some back issues this wk

#6 Posted by Reuelthomas (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so far behind on most of these series that I will just wait for the trades (AvX, Uncanny X-Force). I do think I will grab Daredevil, since it's a one off issue and I am also a big fan of Allred.

#7 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6637 posts) - - Show Bio

Rorschach and AvsX

#8 Posted by cagedleo730 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunately, Doug Mahnke is not doing the art for GL #12. The artists are Jim Calafiore and Renato Guedes.

#9 Posted by SavageDragon (2250 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga and Fatale for sure they are two of my absolute favorite ongoing titles. Walking Dead #101 and I will read A v X in the store.

#10 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

Why no mention of Hulk 56? It has a giant winged cobra about to gut Red Hulk for crying out loud!

#11 Posted by ectoborge (208 posts) - - Show Bio

Too many comics to buy! I am going to run out of money soon

#12 Edited by kittyloveslockheed (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Big Week! From this list we'll be picking up Rorschach, AvX #10, Captain Marvel #2, and Uncanny X-Force #29.

#13 Posted by longbowhunter (7047 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man I had no idea Fatale was out this week! Looking forward to that.

Ughhhh, yet another Michael Avon Oeming book that isnt Powers. I'm still waiting on issue #11 dude. And after that when is Powers: Bureau coming out? Why did I ever stop reading this series in trade?

#14 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

Super stoked to finally get a Rorsach book...

#15 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't forget Wonder Woman

#16 Posted by k4tzm4n (40612 posts) - - Show Bio

Bloodshot 2!!!!!!!

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#17 Posted by supermanfan122508 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like I'm gonna have to pick up Rorschach and Green Lantern.

#18 Posted by Wolverine0628 (398 posts) - - Show Bio

GREEN LANTERN!!!
#19 Posted by Man of Lengend (1001 posts) - - Show Bio

X force baby

#20 Posted by Cap10nate (2234 posts) - - Show Bio

Brubaker is back on AVX - Awesome

Fatale for sure.

#21 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil and Saga!!

#22 Posted by LifePool (135 posts) - - Show Bio

Getting Rorschach, Bloodshot and Green Lantern.

#23 Posted by Mandrewgora (295 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes Daredevil, with Allred on the art!

#24 Posted by kuma_far (510 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved the pinnacle of spidey wisecracking taking two freakin' Russian overpowered mutants

#25 Posted by blindisaac (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga, X-Force, Hulk, The Shade, and Dark Avengers. Im getting ready to drop a couple of titles from my pull like JitM and Dark Avengers.

#26 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE X-FORCE

#27 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4235 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern and The Victories for me!

#28 Posted by sora_thekey (8161 posts) - - Show Bio

Um...Carol has long hair again?! Wooooh!

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#29 Posted by Cavemold (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Nada from this list might get BW . Nightwing and deadpool kills marvel

#30 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

The victories #1 looks interesting. At first I thought that was Batman, lol.

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

If I have enough cash left over from my holds this week I MIGHT go for DD #17, because I truly want that.

#32 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

Green lantern

green lantern corps

Daredevil

Uncanny xforce

and nightwing.

#33 Posted by nrgb2814 (116 posts) - - Show Bio

@ectoborge said:

Too many comics to buy! I am going to run out of money soon

... Me too... Me too.

#34 Posted by Tony_Shark (468 posts) - - Show Bio

How come the Hulk in on the AvsX cover?

#35 Posted by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smurfboy said:

The victories #1 looks interesting. At first I thought that was Batman, lol.

I did too, lol. I like the pulp comics look of some of the heroes and I like it.

#36 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

Avengers vs X-men, Uncanny X-force, Captain Marvel and Daredevil.

#37 Posted by JayMar89 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

trade waitn avx gl 12ww 12 sypergirl 12losh 12and red hood 12

#38 Posted by TonyBruno29 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Will be picking up all of these with the exception of Fatale #7. I haven't read the first 6 issues, plus I have enough on my plate the way it is. Unfortunately, can't read them all.

#39 Posted by Mucklefluga (2547 posts) - - Show Bio

NO MENTION OF WALKING DEAD #101 !!!!!!!! ARE YOU INSANE !!!!!!!

#40 Posted by kulukimaki (15 posts) - - Show Bio

So, here's the list in order of magnificence (more or less):

  1. Alabaster: Wolves #5
    Get this.
  2. Revival #2
    First issue was very good. Surprised this didn't make it onto the official list.
  3. Saga #6
    By now a must-read. Fantastic art and story.
  4. Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood #15
    Pass this if it isn't your kind of comic book. I'll understand. I like it though.
  5. Uncanny X-Force #29
    Imo the best Marvel series for now.
  6. Bloodshot #2
    First issue was promising. Let's see about this one.
  7. Captain Marvel #2
    One of the few comics where the cover art is actually worse than the art inside.
  8. Before Watchmen Rorschach #1
    Ozymandias #2 was actually not so bad, so I'm looking forward to my favorite character just a little. Shame on you DC it you mess this up.
  9. Daredevil #17
    Daredevil hasn't been as good as everyone seems to think for me.
  10. Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe #3 (of 4)
    Well, It's mindless fun to read so why not? Even if "why?" seems to be around the corner.
  11. Everybody Loves Tank Girl #2 (of 3)
    I recommended #1 last month, forgot to get it though. Might get them both this week if i remember.^^

This time only one #1 issue I won't put on the list:

  • Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #1
#41 Posted by jcbart (341 posts) - - Show Bio

The preview for Uncanny X-Force is INSANE. I can't wait to see what happens with a particular psychic in The Days of Preemptive Future, and apparently #30 will focus on Genesis which I can't wait for.

I want to start getting Saga, but with twenty comics on my pull list I really can't afford it.

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

It is such a great week for comics!

I am so much looking forward to Captain Marvel, Saga, Uncanny X-Force, Fatale, Daredevil, and Avengers vs. X-Men!

I am also excited that I finally align with CV's weekly picks. ;)

#43 Posted by garlyle (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil and Uncanny X-Force are getting bought so hard! Will check out Rorschach too, cause this seems like it would be Azzarello's wheel house.

#44 Edited by snikt_0 (15 posts) - - Show Bio

@jcbart said:

The preview for Uncanny X-Force is INSANE. I can't wait to see what happens with a particular psychic in The Days of Preemptive Future, and apparently #30 will focus on Genesis which I can't wait for.

I want to start getting Saga, but with twenty comics on my pull list I really can't afford it.

X-Force - SAGA - Daredevil + AvX for me.

jcbart: i would suggest you make an exception for SAGA . I had to drop a few books as well, but it is worth it. It is such an exceptional book.

#45 Posted by Gordo789 (201 posts) - - Show Bio

SAGA is the best.

#46 Posted by DerekDoomsayer (2 posts) - - Show Bio

My pull this week is:

Saga

Fatale

Daredevil

Batwoman

Revival

...and I'll probably pick up Classic Popeye.

#47 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Uncanny X-Force

#48 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm getting

  • Blue Beetle
  • Nightwing
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws
  • Supergirl
  • Avengers vs. X-Men
  • Daredevil
  • Amazing Spiderman
#49 Posted by yo_yo_fun (643 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern sounds really good but waiting for the trade on that one:/

This week I am definitely getting Wonder Woman #12!

#50 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9003 posts) - - Show Bio

From the list I am getting AVX, Captian Marvel, and Green Lantern