Ten or Less: July 4, 2018
Every week—except last week—I bring you, the budget-anxious comic book reader, recommendations for what to purchase when you head out to the store. And so as those of us in America celebrate our independence from the British (and from men’s leggings and waistcoats), the world can celebrate its independence from...something comics-relevant.
Anyway, bring your ten dollars (or equivalent currency) to the shop tomorrow, or on its next day open, and you’ll walk out with two very entertaining books that you’re sure to enjoy (if you’re sane, or compatibly insane). Pretty good deal, huh?
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 ($3.99)
Donny Cates has a very particular voice, and Dylan Burnett seems to have captured that voice visually. Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 should be an automatic buy for Cates fans, but there’s enough crazy concept and zany antics here to break in the uninitiated, too. I’m being intentionally vague so I don’t spoil anything, so just trust me—you want to pick this up.
Deadpool #2 ($3.99)
Skottie Young seemed like the perfect fit for Deadpool, but #1 didn’t quite do it for me. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for things to get better. Deadpool #2 is super-funny, super-crazy, and beautifully-drawn and colored by Nic Klein. If you like seeing the Merc butt heads with Avengers and have his body ripped apart as gruesomely and as graphically as possible, then you should feel right at home with this one.
So there you have it. I hope you like laughing, because you’ll be doing a lot of it. Let me know how I did, and come back next week for another Ten or Less.