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Posted by erik_norris (194 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.

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3

It’s another week to give love to Scott Snyder and Dustin Nguyen’s AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES, which is quickly becoming one of the best story arcs of AMERICAN VAMPIRE yet. Dracula has been freed and is spreading his influence to all vampires across the globe, including the young vampire child of Cashel McCogan, who is now in the custody of Felicia Book. This can’t end well for Felicia and Agent Hobbes.

Archer & Armstrong #1

The relaunch of the Valiant universe continues with Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry’s ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1.

For nearly his entire life, Obadiah Archer has been on a mission to defeat the ultimate evil. But what happens when that supposed ultimate evil is a man named Armstrong, a man who can’t die even if he wanted to? Better yet, what happens when Archer is forced to team up with said ultimate evil to root out a centuries-old conspiracy that will shack the Valiant universe to its very core? Hijinks and hangovers ensue, no doubt.

Batman #12

The threat of the Court of Owls has been laid to rest (for now at least). So for issue #12, Scott Snyder, with the help of artist Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke, puts the spotlight on Harper Row for a special standalone issue. If you remember, Harper was the spunky teenager who helped resuscitate Batman back in issue #7 during the Court of Owls storyline (she also appeared briefly in issue #1). Now, you’ll learn her backstory and how she got the motivation to help Batman protect those in need.

Creep #0

It’s a new series by John Arcudi. If you’re not familiar with Arcudi’s work, go pick up his book A GOD SOMEWHERE with artwork by Peter Snejbjerg. The book is amazing.

But I’m not here to talk about A GOD SOMEWHERE, I’m here to pitch CREEP, Arcudi’s new series with artist Jonathan Case. CREEP follows the investigation of a young boy's death by a detective who suffers from an acromegaly-a physical deformity that results in brutish facial features at mid-life. So the question becomes: will this freakish-looking detective be able to solve the case, or will his looks get in the way of justice?

Demon Knights #12

DEMON KNIGHTS gets its just due here in 10 Comics (finally!). We pick up in issue #12 with the Demon Knights helpless and in the clutches of Morgaine Le Fey. To make matters worse, She already has everything she needs to become the planet’s most powerful magician. What chance do the Demon Knights have against that?

Fairest #6

This issue represents the concluding chapter of “Wide Awake,” by Bill Willingham and Phil Jimenez. Jonah Panghammer had a marvelous idea, which would allow almost everyone to walk away with a happy ending. However, Hadeon the Destroyer had to show up and ruin all the fun. What a jerk!

Fantastic Four #609

We’re getting closer and closer to the end of Jonathan Hickman’s tenure on the Fantastic Four titles. With FANTASTIC FOUR #609, Hickman sets his sights on the Defenders of the future, who are setting off on the adventure of a lifetime, but only the Fantastic Four can get them there. Artist Ryan Stegman joins Hickman for this issue.

Gambit #1

James Asmus and artist Clay Mann kick off a new ongoing series focusing on Marvel’s premiere card tossing, ragin’ Cajun. Gambit sets off on the biggest score of his life, but sometimes, southern charm and good looks only get you so far.

Punk Rock Jesus #2

The premise might rub some the wrong way, but the truth of the matter is PUNK ROCK JESUS #1 rocked. The setup was solid, the characters layered and interesting, and the artwork by Sean Murphy was beautiful and a nice testament to the power of black and white when done right.

Now, Sean’s back with issue #2, which focuses on a baby Jesus performing his first “miracle.” Plus, Gwen finds out exactly what it’s like to raise the world’s messiah with the rest of the world watching on their television.

Spider-Men #4

This issue should finally be the one where we dive into the heart of the matter, so to speak. We’ve been patiently waiting for Peter Parker of the 616 Universe to run into Aunt May and Gwen Stacy of the Ultimate Universe to see the water works happen. That moment finally happened at the very end of issue #3, and now it’s time to dive into the subject matter full force with issue #4. We’ll be reading this one with a box of tissues close by.

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

#1 Edited by Twentyfive (2918 posts) - - Show Bio



Fantastic 4


Archer and Armstrong!

4/10 is pretty good.

Demon Knights too.

5/10 is even better!

#2 Posted by Cyborg6971 (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman ozymadias and I think I'll try out gambit.

#3 Posted by TheGardener (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Picking up Batman, Batman and Robin, Gambit, American Vampire LoS

#4 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10382 posts) - - Show Bio

From the list I am getting Spider men

#5 Posted by longbowhunter (8489 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course I'm picking up Batman. Thinking about grabbing the first two issues of Punk Rock Jesus. I'd like to support a fellow aetheist. Probably won't pick up the Creep, but I would like to check out A God Somewhere. I remember Snejbjerg's work on Starman.

#6 Posted by InfamousFish (378 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Men #4

Batman #12

#7 Posted by darkrider (496 posts) - - Show Bio

batgirl 12 batgirl vs batwoman

#8 Posted by RoboShark (1552 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot to look forward to.

#9 Posted by kingjoeg (706 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom 22! It's the last Remender issue, thats definatley worth a place on this list.

#10 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Really dig that Spider-Men cover! And Archer n Armstrong...sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

#11 Posted by WWAJfan (269 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom number 22, hope you guys at Comicvine review it.

#12 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1271 posts) - - Show Bio

awww no Batgirl 12?

Batgirl meets Batwoman, i can only guess its going to suck then? why wouldn't that be mentioned..hmmm

#13 Posted by RMurray (88 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet Freckled Lemonade I didn't realize Lord of Nightmares #3 was this week!


#14 Posted by zackattack529 (1408 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman 12 - im in terested in harpers character.

Gambit 1- im hoping this series is good i like Gambit, but if it sucks ill probably drop this for Hawkeye(which is a good so far)

Venom 22- last remender issue, and last issue ill be reading, this series has been really awesome but i need to drop a series to get prepared for the MarvelNow! intiative, thank you remender for an awesome series and ill be reading your Uncanny Avengers!!

#15 Posted by Mandrewgora (301 posts) - - Show Bio

I might try Gambit... See what's up with that.

#16 Posted by ALittleTooRaph (91 posts) - - Show Bio

From the list I'm getting:

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares





#17 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

Dancer #4, Demon Knights. Its about time it gets some love you guys never talk about it. and finally a book I am super excited for...

#18 Posted by cc1738 (368 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm only getting Batman. I thought I was going to get Green Lantern and Planetoid, but their release week got changed. :(

#19 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (958 posts) - - Show Bio

Short wk. American Vampire Lord of Nightmares, Batman, and F4.

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

Gambit!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!!!

#21 Posted by minigunman123 (3262 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and maybe I'll start picking up the Spider-Men comics... Of course I need money first, but I'll put these on my "to-get" list.

#22 Posted by Cavemold (1818 posts) - - Show Bio

I would replace creep with venom or deadpool My pull list Venom Scarlet Spider Deadpool kills the marvel universe Gambit Batman HUGE week for me

#23 Posted by tcglkn (16 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm picking up: Fantastic 4 Batman Gambit Fairest and Spider-Men.

#25 Posted by Funrush (1411 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, why would 616 Pete be crying about meeting Ultimate May? Did something happen in 616 that I missed?

#26 Posted by cc1738 (368 posts) - - Show Bio

I may also get Gambit. I like the character, but I don't know if I'd like a solo series with him.

#27 Posted by rawr (92 posts) - - Show Bio

Demon Knights! My favorite New52 comic. Really.

#28 Edited by k4tzm4n (39442 posts) - - Show Bio

@erik_norris: Very happy Archer & Armstrong #1 made the cut this week. IMHO Valiant has done a great job with their 3 titles so far (X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger) and I'm excited to see if they can keep bringing this level of quality with each new title as well.

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#29 Posted by The_Heartland_Harlequin (373 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh none really, gonna hold off On FF, for a week or two.

#30 Edited by LifePool (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Spending a bit of money this week, so I don't know about picking up Gambit...

I'm getting Batman & Robin, Arkham Unhinged, Deathstroke (I'm going to follow it till it dies :| ), Grifter, I don't think any GL titles are coming out, Suicide Squad, and DP kills the Marvel Universe.

Is Gambit worth it? I'm getting a lot on Wednesday, so its really gotta be something.

EDIT: Oh, and space punisher.

#31 Posted by giantporpoise (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Only things I'm getting from the list are Batman and American Vampire.

Actually thinking about dropping a lot of Marvel titles and just collecting some classics like X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man - you know... when you just had to get 1 of each? And not drop $1000 a week reading 15 titles a piece? Its getting to be too much, and IMO DC has much better quality right now.

Just my 2 cents.

#32 Posted by Cavemold (1818 posts) - - Show Bio

1000 bucks did you buy the store? All my marvel books are 2.99

#33 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

@rawr: Its sooo good. I love Etrigan and Shining Knight.

#34 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Gambit

#35 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14517 posts) - - Show Bio

Getting My Gambit #1 today cant wait.

#36 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

@EdwardWindsor: Its Tuesday

#37 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14517 posts) - - Show Bio

@Duke_Nasty: comics get delivered to the comic shop in my area " in England " on Tuesday. I go there every week lol

#38 Posted by broo1232 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider- Men and X-men Legacy for me.

#39 Posted by CitizenJP (676 posts) - - Show Bio

GAMBIT enough said.

#40 Posted by James_Jnr (5 posts) - - Show Bio

I tend to buy 15+ comics a week. I'll be getting all these bar Fairest, not really been too impressed with it. The new Hawkeye was fantastic so let's hope Gambit reaches the same level. Glad to see no Before Watchman BS on this list. With the exception of Minutemen, they've been hella lame.

#41 Posted by illegal (38 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm getting me some GAMBIT

#42 Posted by Mucklefluga (2647 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman 12, Dancer 4, Gambit 1. Creep sounds really cool so i might pick that up too

#43 Posted by AltyAce (44 posts) - - Show Bio

@Funrush: I think it's more the fact that Gwen Stacy is still alive

#44 Posted by Billy Batson (59154 posts) - - Show Bio

Arcudi is always nice.
Could have putRight Stateon the list as well.
And where's Conan and the Massive?

#45 Posted by Novemberx2 (502 posts) - - Show Bio

i'll be choking on the cheesiness of fan fiction that is spider-men 4.

and i'm a long time ultimate comics fans.

#46 Posted by kagato (260 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, Demon Knights and Gambit for me, looking forward to seeing where they go with the Cajun and really digging the new look.

#47 Posted by Green ankh (1077 posts) - - Show Bio

Its the F books for me...Fairest is one the best books i pick up and the Fan Four. Looking forward to Hickman's run to end..

#48 Posted by kingdomenic (214 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a Bat-Banaza for me. Batman, Batgirl, Batman and Robin, and American Vamp are being pulled. This Gambit intrigues me and will most likely be mine.

#49 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

Creep's tugging at me, but I'll have to glimpse at it myself before I think it's worthy enough to buy.

I'm not listening to people "pitch" a comic when I don't know the artist or writer.

#50 Posted by Wowlock (359 posts) - - Show Bio

Dammit ... Spider-men 4 gonna be an emotional wreck.....I can see it.