Ten or Less: April 25, 2018

Ten or Less: April 25, 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!

Venom #165 ($3.99)

Credit: Ryan Stegman and Morry Hollowell

Credit: Ryan Stegman and Morry Hollowell

Venom gets a Fresh Start in May, but Mike Costa and Mark Bagley have been doing the Lethal Protector justice lately, and their final issue is worth checking out. It’s the second installment of a two-part story, but Marvel’s recap pages are usually pretty good at getting you caught up, and this one is fairly self-contained and satisfying on its own. Add in an awesome cover from Venom’s next regular artist Ryan Stegman, and this is money well spent.

Doom Patrol #11 ($3.99) 

Credit: Nick Derington

Credit: Nick Derington

The thing about Doom Patrol is that it’s pretty out there and confusing, even if you follow the series regularly. But it’s also always rewarding. If you’re willing to do without a straightforward narrative, you’ll be rewarded with kooky concept and incredibly imaginative visuals. This is an incredibly polished series, so if you’re up for the head-trip, fork over a few bucks and pick up something that you’ll be thinking about—and recovering from—far into the future.

True Believers: Infinity War #1

Credit: Ron Lim and Al Milgrom

Credit: Ron Lim and Al Milgrom

The Infinity War film comes out this week, so why not drop a buck on the comic from which it gets its name?

Total: $8.98

Take that extra buck and buy yourself a can of soda or something. And shout at us on Twitter @ComicsNowCast or drop us a line at comicsnowcast@gmail.com and let us know how we did. 

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