Ten or Less: May 16, 2018

Ten or Less: May 16, 2018

May is half over, and if you’re behind in your budget, you might say that you can’t afford to buy comics this week. Well, stop talking nonsense, grab a sawbuck, and head to your local shop armed with the most powerful weapon in the universe: INFORMATION. The picks we have for you are not merely speculation; we’ve already read them and can personally attest to their goodness. So here’s what you should scoop up this week:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #22 ($4.99)

Credit: Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell

Credit: Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell

The Turtles books tend to have a fairly high level of quality in general, and this one is no exception. The short backup story is a little harder to hook into without context, but the bulk of this issue is a longer, Donnie-as-noble-detective story, and a darn good one at that. The artwork is both aesthetically-pleasing and functional, and it’s a good read even if you’re going in cold.

Quicksilver: No Surrender #1 ($3.99)

Credit: Martin Simmonds

Credit: Martin Simmonds

No Surrender flows directly out of the events of the just-concluded run of Avengers , but you don’t need to have read any of that before jumping into this. There’s some in-flight recap provided, and this book is less about how Pietro got to where he is than it is about the particulars of this place and how he will respond to it. Eric Nguyen and Rico Renzi create a very striking aesthetic, and Saladin Ahmed’s poetic narration makes for some good reading.

Total: $8.98

If you’re a huge Wolverine fan, Marvel is reprinting two classic issues (featuring some awesome Adam Kubert artwork) under the True Believers banner this week, too. Otherwise, save the extra buck—you may be able to use it later. And come back next week when we do this all over again!

Image Comics' "Oblivion Song" #3 goes to a second printing

Image Comics' "Oblivion Song" #3 goes to a second printing

Peter Parker battles Spider-Man in first look at "The Amazing Spider-Man" #3

Peter Parker battles Spider-Man in first look at "The Amazing Spider-Man" #3