Ten or Less: April 18, 2018
Comics are a unique joy, but they’re not cheap. If you’re like me, you have a fixed budget for your books, so it’s important to get a lot of bang for your buck. Some weeks, that means dropping most of it on an 80-page giant. Others, you may be able to walk away with a fist full of moderately-priced indies.
I’m here to make your decisions a little easier. Check in each week before Wednesday, and I’ll do my best to steer you straight. I’ll pick ten bucks worth of books that I’m sure you won’t regret, and you’ll leave your shop with some quality entertainment that won’t break the budget. Now enough preamble—on to the comics!
Action Comics #1000 ($7.99)
It’s a huge chunk out of our budget, but it’s impossible to look the other way on this. Action #1000 is a milestone, sure, but that’s not why you should buy it. Pick it up because it’s packed full of excellent stories from a bevy of all-star creators. Even at Action’s regular cover price, this is a bargain for eighty pages—it’s like getting four comics for less than the cost of three. It’s a great way to celebrate eighty years of Superman, but it’s also darn good in its own right, and the stories are almost all self-contained, so even if you don’t normally follow the Man of Steel, you shouldn’t have too much trouble following along.
True Believers: Rebirth of Thanos #1 ($1)
So, this is actually a reprint of Silver Surfer #34, but boy, does it look like a good one. For just a buck, it’s a bargain; when you consider that it’s written by Thanos co-creator Jim Starlin, it’s a steal. If you’re on the lookout for ways to sustain your hype for Infinity War, this seems like a good way to go.
For nine bucks, you get a hundred pages from an assortment of the best creators in the industry. There are lots of great books coming out this week, but if you need to watch your wallet, you can’t go wrong with these ones.