We know walking into your local comic shop or browsing the new titles on Comixology can be harrowing, particularly with the rising prices of comics. The GeekRex team feels your pain, so that's why each week two members of our team will collaborate and highlight the "must-buys" of every Wednesday, and we'll make sure we keep the tab under 20 bucks. Props to MultiversityComics for coming up with the great idea–we hope you like our spin on it!
This Week's Team: Kyle and Harper
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #2 - $3.50
Lapham's incredibly dark crime series continues it's impressive comeback, going in strong into the second arc since returning after a nine year hiatus. He's got a way of taking something very real and innocent and totally destroying it in a way that is both shocking and inevitable, and I can't wait to see how he totally breaks my heart this time around!
Mind MGMT #31 - $3.99
This issue, which starts off the final arc of this long and pretty incredible series, promises to be a very interesting one. While Kindt has upped the stakes significantly over the course of the series, the weirdness of it all has left a fog over its beginnings. This issue ties back into #1 from 2012, focusing on Flight 815 that started Meru's delve into Mind MGMT in the first place. This series has not disappointed me yet, so it's exciting to be entering its endgame!
Batgirl #40 - $2.99
Despite the constant barrage of controversies that surround this title, Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr have taken the mopey and listless New 52 relaunch of Batgirl and turned it into easily one of DC's most exciting titles. The book is so influential that it basically led the charge for DC's relaunch in June. Issue #40 sees the capper for the team's first big story arc and it looks to be a showstopper. Don't miss out on the book everyone is talking about.
Sensation Comics feat. Wonder Woman #8 - $3.99
This anthology series has a fantastic cover and some interesting talent on this issue, particularly with Noelle Stevenson on art duties on one of the stories. But honestly, if you're a Wonder Woman fan at all, is there any other choice out there? This series has been mostly hits with only a few misses–most of my favorite stories from DC in the last year or two have come from anthologies like this one–
so it's definitely worth the $3.99.
Zero #15 - $2.99
I'm sad to say that I'm really burnt out on a lot of Image's line right now. Don't get me wrong, there's still much to love there, but it's hard to shake the feeling that every new series is more or less a disguised movie or television pitch done in Big Two house-style. On the other hand, Image also produces titles like Zero, which stands out for its atypical storytelling style and structure. Every new issue feels like a puzzle to be solved and while it isn't quite the disorienting feeling I get from reading Prophet, the experience is equally satisfying.
Total Price: $17.46
Looking for something interesting to pick up that isn't quite brand new? Love finding a surprising treat on the trade paperback shelf at your local comic book shop? Here's our recommendation for this week's graphic novel selection: - See more at: http://www.geekrex.com/2014/07/the-geekrex-comic-buyers-guide-72314.html#sthash.3Asbd9oL.dpuf
Looking for something interesting to pick up that isn't quite brand new? Love finding a surprising treat on the trade paperback shelf at your local comic book shop? Here's our recommendation for this week's graphic novel selection: - See more at: http://www.geekrex.com/2014/07/the-geekrex-comic-buyers-guide-72314.html#sthash.3Asbd9oL.dpu