Cheap Date: Nov 14th
Hello, world. Hopefully you have taken a break from playing Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 long enough to swing by for another edition of Cheap Date. Each week, I will recommend $30 worth of nerdy entertainment for you to enjoy because we all know how difficult it can become to save your money.
Hit the jump for this week’s recommendations.
This week, like week, may have been a cheat week for some of you (I know it will be for me). Black Ops 2 just came out; while I get bored with Call of Duty games pretty quickly, I just love playing the zombies mode. Either way, we will imagine that you are not already $60 in the hole.
Everything else this week is pretty lackluster, except the comics. The comics this week are superb and this week’s Cheap Date will feature nothing but comic book issues. Enjoy!
Comics – $28.92
Locke & Key Omega #1
The beginning of the end is upon us. Locke & Key is one of those series that I have recommended to everyone that will listen to me, the horror/fantasy beckons to the inner child and my mature mind. Omega #1 is not for new fans to jump on board, I highly recommend catching up first but this book should already start with some heavy drama.
Seriously there is no reason for you not reading this series. Fiona Staples’ art is gorgeous and Brian K Vaughn continues to knock it out of the park with each issue. We finally get to see the family make it off-world and into this continually fascinating universe.
Walking Dead #104
Our music and book expert, Natalia, has powered through and almost caught up the current issue of Walking Dead since she is so enthralled with the show The Walking Dead. If you thought Carl was cold before then you may want to check out this issue to see what the kid is scarily becoming capable of.
All New X-Men #1
Marvel NOW! continues to roll on to shelves this week. I’m sure most comic book fans are familiar with past/alternate versions of characters interacting with present day characters but if Bendis can pull off a stellar job in the mini-series Spider-Men then we are in for a treat. Not to mention, we will have the eye candy of Stuart Immonen’s art.
Fantastic Four #1
It is a hard task to followup Hickman’s historic run on Fantastic Four, but if anyone can do it then Matt Fraction can. We have not seen the Richards family on their own version of a road trip in a long while, so it will breath more life into this fantastic family.
Thor God of Thunder #1
Simply put, the main reason to pick up this book is to do your eyes a favor with Esad Ribic’s art. Not to mention every time Marvel decides to expand on their mythology pantheon we are always given amazing stories and stories of wonder.
Amazing Spider-Man #697
The “Death of the Family” story line continues as the Joker plans to drive the Dark Knight as crazy. Last issue, it seems that the Joker has taken out Alfred. Is he dead? Who will be next on the Joker’s list?
Thank you for checking out this comic-filled Cheap Date this week. I will see you next week for another brand new edition.
Another worthy read from Image Comics definitely is Witchblade. It faced a sort of reboot from issue # 151, and it’s been pure awesomeness each month since then.
Thanks for the recommendation, I used to read Witchblade and Darkness but I fell off quite a while ago. I may go back and check it out again.
I’m sure you won’t be disappointed, if you start reading it again. Thank you for your reply! : )