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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.

Amazing Spider-Man #692

It’s the official 50th anniversary issue of Amazing Spider-Man! This over-sized issue features a new story by series regular writer Dan Slott with artist Humberto Ramos, as well as new, original stories by Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Nuno Plati.

Batman Incorporated #3

The third issue of Batman, Inc. finally sees release after its month-long delay following the events in Aurora, Colorado. This issue revives Bruce Wayne’s other alter ego, Matches Malone, as he continues to dig deeper into Leviathan’s plot.

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1

Last week was the first issue of Rorschach, and this week is the first issue of Dr. Manhattan, by J. Michael Straczynski and Adam Hughes. Straczynski has been hit and miss with his Nite Owl mini-series, so hopefully he can deliver a solid book all the way through with Dr. Manhattan. At the very least we know Dr. Manhattan will be a pretty title with Hughes’ beautiful pencils.

Foster #1

Brian Buccellato stretches his legs from DC’s Fastest Man Alive to create a brand new, creator-owned series with artist Noel Tauzon, called Foster. The series follows a man aptly named Foster, who sets out to protect a six-year-old boy from a race of supernatural monsters in a city stuck in the analog ‘70s.

Invisibles Omnibus HC

If you got some spare change to spend – okay, a lot of spare change – you can pick up the entirety of Grant Morrison’s Invisibles in one hell of a hardcover tome. This massive book collects Invisibles #1-25, Invisibles vol. 2 #1-22, Invisibles vol. 3 #12-1, and stories from Absolute Vertigo #1 and Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #1. All for $150.

If you’ve never read Invisibles before, all you need to know is that you’re in for one hell of a trippy ride. Morrison has repeatedly said a large portion of Invisibles is inspired by the writer’s real-life alien abduction. Yup, classic Morrison. But even when things get weird – and trust us, they get weird – Invisibles still stands as one of Vertigo’s best series ever.

I, Vampire #12

One of DC’s best books continues with Andrew Bennett and the rest of the vampires holding off a horde of vampire hunting vampire zombies. Yup, you read that right. Joshua Hale Fialkov has been killing it on I, Vampire, delivering awesome characters and some of the best action found in the New 52 DC universe. And with Andrea Sorrentino’s artwork, I, Vampire is a slam dunk of awesomeness.

Justice League Dark #12

Ever since Jeff Lemire took over writing Justice League Dark, the series has been amazing. The team’s interaction is always entertaining, and the series’ plot, which has introduced a much scarier version of Felix Faus, has been engaging. If you haven’t yet bought into Justice League Dark, run out and pick up issues #9-11 and this week’s #12.

Punisher #14

How sad is it that Greg Rucka’s amazing Punisher series is coming to an end soon? That’s why we have to do our part to show Marvel we want more series like this by picking up at least 12 copies each of every new issue that hits stands, starting this week with #14. I’m putting my trust in you, dear readers, to do your part. Don’t let me down!

Oh, and about this issue: Rachel apparently surrenders…to be coming a Punisher. Sign us up.

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1

The creative team behind Daredevil, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, head to IDW for a new Rocketeer mini-series called “Cargo of Doom.” That’s pretty much all you need to know in order to be excited for this new series. Rocketeer? Check. Mark Waid? Check. Chris Samnee? Check. Sold.

Scalped #60

This is it. Scalped finally come to an end. How will it all end for Dash, Red Crow and Catcher? Throughout its 60 issue run, Jason Aaron’s Scalped has been one hell of a dark and gritty ride. It’s going to be sad to see it come to a close, but at least it’s going out naturally and with a bang. Literally.

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 cc1738 (358 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to get Planetoid. None of the others even remotely interest me.

#2 Posted by salmy (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait for Scalped

#3 Posted by Urthiln (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Invisibles Omnibus!

#4 Posted by jwalser3 (4901 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1 all the way!

#5 Posted by Falconer (152 posts) - - Show Bio

So... since the first Wednesday of the month was the 1st, does that mean we're going the fifth week without much new? Or do the likes of DC and Marvel simply work on a 4 week schedule, regardless of the actual time of month?

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

Already have Inc . I will be getting deadpool KTMU , venom.

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

I, Vampire sounds intense. Too bad I hate vampires (unless they're Dracula and Marlowe of course)

*squeaks*

And Grant Morrison was abducted? DAAAAAAAAMN.

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

@Falconner I think DC / Marvel are putting out annuals .

#9 Posted by FiguredOut95 (379 posts) - - Show Bio

I am getting ASM #692, maybe Batman Inc and BW Dr M.

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

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

And Grant Morrison was abducted? DAAAAAAAAMN.

haha so he says. I mean, this stories are insane enough that I could believe it.

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#11 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4706 posts) - - Show Bio

I, Vampire is always great. I hope the series introduces new characters rather than these weird crossovers, not that Justice League Dark didn't play its role fine.

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

@erik_norris said:

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

And Grant Morrison was abducted? DAAAAAAAAMN.

haha so he says. I mean, this stories are insane enough that I could believe it.

Lol, if I ever meet him, I'd better start the conversation with "Now can you tell me about the time you saw little green men?"

#13 Posted by mrp0p0 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Passing all these and getting Batman The Dark Knight.

#14 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio
erik, im going to disagree what you sd about jLd. issues 9 through current have stunk compared to the ones that came before. its been the use of that vampire and also the fact that they lost Shade. he was freakin awesome. the way his powers looked drawn was mesmerizing. the first arch just plain rocked. 'there was a crooked man who lived in a crooked house and had a crooked wife' lol
#15 Posted by whitelantern64 (94 posts) - - Show Bio

No love for who's got powers and green lantern new guardians or teen titians? Come on, these books have a lot of potential. Some buzz for them would be nice

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

@jwalser3 said:

Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1 all the way!

yep.

#17 Posted by WWAJfan (242 posts) - - Show Bio

Going with Venom 23, let's see how Bunn handles Flash/Venom

#18 Posted by Tony_Shark (469 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible Iron Man #523 :)

#19 Posted by kingjoeg (693 posts) - - Show Bio

@Falconer: Theres the flash annual and Justice league 12 is pushed back to that week. Also some other books are pushed back to that week like wolverine and the x-men and ff.

Also dropping a mention for Secret Avengers 30.

#20 Posted by Red_Robin212 (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Already read Batman Inc #3 (Really good BTW)

Looking forward to JLDark, I vampire, All Star Western, Batman:The Dark Knight & Aquaman

#21 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe said:

I, Vampire is always great. I hope the series introduces new characters rather than these weird crossovers, not that Justice League Dark didn't play its role fine.

Well hopefully Failkov gets another book. If it helps him get another book, I'm fine with it. 
#22 Posted by Readingliberally (8 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!I have been waiting for so long for Foster to finally come out.I am excited to see it's potential.

#23 Posted by Readingliberally (8 posts) - - Show Bio

And that is perfectly okay,because planetoid is beyond awesome.

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

Im getting JLD, the Prophet trade, and the Lobster Johnson one shot. Incredibly light week for me.

#25 Posted by lifeboy (1675 posts) - - Show Bio
erik, you bring up something interesting in that peter milligan is nolonger the writter for jLd. uh-oh. i was not aware of this. He was frekin killing it in issues 1- 7. i was all in awe at the comic. he even had dove make a guest appearance that was bada$$. and janin's art too was incredible. they made a good team. i wont put down the current writer though. he has some things going on too, like the dynamic of madam xanadu. she has a betrayed feeling going on because. of constantine and you could see it in the way her face wad drawn in the prior issue. all in all, im looking forward to it. zatannas new costume looks great by the way. sorry if this goes on, i dont have anybody to talk to
#27 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Let me see:

  • Batman: The Dark Knight
  • Flash
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • Teen Titans
  • Amazing Spider-Man

May sound weird, but now I'm checking, next week will be my busiest week, still I'm kinda mad for having Aquaman next week instead of... what about... NOW!!! Same with JL (mostly just because Shazam :D)

#28 Posted by Falconer (152 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingjoeg said:

@Falconer: Theres the flash annual and Justice league 12 is pushed back to that week. Also some other books are pushed back to that week like wolverine and the x-men and ff.

Also dropping a mention for Secret Avengers 30.

Hmm, I guess it's a good thing DC has zero issues next month then.

#29 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1104 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm getting Flash, JLDark, Amazing Spider-Man, and Fury of Firestorm this week.

Since its a light week for me this week, I might also get I, Vampire. I wanna support the title.

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

JLD and Punisher, also Secret Avengers and All Star Western. I was one of the few who read Batman Inc. #3 last month. Pretty light week for me actually.

#31 Posted by k4tzm4n (40826 posts) - - Show Bio

New TMNT this week!

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#32 Posted by Decept-O (7275 posts) - - Show Bio

Dang. Love the creative team on Rocketeer.

#33 Posted by sparty-dbq (793 posts) - - Show Bio

My store actually had Batman, Inc. back when it was originally supposed to come out. The guy who owns the store said he was asked if they wanted to delay it and he said, and I quote, "What do I care about being sensitive?"

He's kind of a dick.

#34 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6655 posts) - - Show Bio

Only getting Punisher.. I love the book...so sad it's gonna end ;(

#35 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9004 posts) - - Show Bio

From the list I am getting The Amazing Spider man, which I am super excited to read!

#36 Posted by Bluefox170 (382 posts) - - Show Bio

@MadeinBangladesh said:

Only getting Punisher.. I love the book...so sad it's gonna end ;(

This. I recommend it to anyone who is down to see the Punisher vs the Avengers in October. With this amazing writer, and breathtaking art from Checchetto it's pretty much a must read for any fans of the the avengers and/or Punisher.

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

Shucks, not getting any of these, but they are sweet :/

#38 Posted by Trodorne (2584 posts) - - Show Bio

@Red_Robin212 said:

Already read Batman Inc #3 (Really good BTW)

Yeah same. it was really good, but Yeah I can't wait for Aquaman, GL: New Guardians, The Flash (saviour of the universe), and maybe pick up superman from DC, but also looking into the other titles to see what they are offering in terms of independents mainly i have to catch up on my invincible.

#39 Posted by kennybaese (1111 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, I wish I had dollars for the Invisibles omni. It been on my to read lost for forever.

#40 Posted by jinxuandi (595 posts) - - Show Bio

Only picking up Flash this Wednesday. Really a down week.

#41 Posted by Hatutzeraze (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Final issue of Scalped. I have to pick a new favorite comic, dammit!

#42 Posted by GamerGeek360 (251 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Batman, Inc. #3 AND #4 coming out this week?

#43 Posted by sinestro_GL (3127 posts) - - Show Bio

Flash 12 for me

#44 Posted by lazerblades (3 posts) - - Show Bio

TY!

#45 Posted by Mucklefluga (2549 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Inc 3, flash i think is this week and Punisher just to support it as you said

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

X-men Legacy Uncanny X-men.

#47 Edited by Billy Batson (57959 posts) - - Show Bio

They're printing the third volume in the Invisibles backwards? ;P
Scalped! Aaron don't disappoint.
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#48 Posted by Billy Batson (57959 posts) - - Show Bio

@ApatheticAvenger said:

The Invisibles Omnibus is so high on my wish list it isn't even funny. Also psyched for Justice League Dark and Batman Inc.

Didn't you already read the Invisibles?
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#49 Posted by keithmoon316 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it is not the most popular series right now, but I am looking forward to the new Superman this week. Also anytime Invincible is released, that is a must pull for me.

#50 Posted by cincyducksfan35 (129 posts) - - Show Bio

Planetoid should get some love. Really enjoyed the first two issues. Looking forward to the third