Ten or Less: June 13, 2018
It’s a new week, and with it comes fresh anxiety for you, the budget-conscious comic book fan. Nothing beats fresh floppies every Wednesday, but your funds are limited, so you’re afraid you’ll waste them on something disappointing.
Fear not! We’re here for you, with some sure-fire picks that will give you lots of bang for your buck, and also stand reasonably well on their own—so you don’t feel like you’re only getting a fragment of a larger story. Here’s what you should get tomorrow:
Red Hood and the Outlaws #23 ($3.99)
Even if you’ve never read Red Hood; even if you’ve only ever read Marvel; even if you’ve never once picked up a comic book, you can connect with this one. I’ll have a review up on Batman News tomorrow, and I’ll spoil the end of that review here: 10/10.
Thor #1 ($5.99)
Writer Jason Aaron knows his way around the people of Asgard, and his sense of humor has been perhaps his strongest asset in his years writing the god—and goddess—of thunder. Thor #1 has plenty of laughs, but it never feels light, and the artwork (lines by Mike del Mundo in the main story, Christian Ward in the backup) deftly strikes that same balance, serving concepts as goofy as Thor’s rescue dog—the hell-hound Thori—just as well as a tender moment by the bedside of a dying lady.
So there you have it. Bring a ten to your LCS, walk out with two excellent all-around books that don’t pressure you to commit long-term. Read, read again, and then let us know how we did.