TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 10/21/15: THE BEAUTY, KARNAK & BACK TO THE FUTURE

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It is Wednesday again, I am looking at the stack of comics I have not had the chance to read from the week(s) previous, and here I am making a list of titles I will be picking up at my local comic shop.

Like many I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult with the vast amount of quality books being published currently. So here are 5 titles worth looking into this week, and a couple honorary mentions for those that have some extra cash you saved by avoiding going to the dentist for one more week.

 

backtothefutureBack to the Future #1 – $3.99

Bob Gale, Erik Burnham, John Barber, Brent Schoonover, Dan Schoening

Maybe you have been hiding under a rock for the last couple weeks and haven’t noticed all the buzz around the importance of todays date. This is the exact day and year that Marty Mcfly travelled to in Back to the Future, and what better way to celebrate than to have a new comic released. Thanks to Bob Gale, the films original writer, and various creators “Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines” hits shelves. I am especially interested in one story exploring Doc Brown’s involvement in the Manhattan Project, so for this and other time travelling shenanigans be sure to add this to your list.

thebeauty3The Beauty #3 – $3.50

Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, John Hauch

We are already at issue 3 of The Beauty and I still cannot get past the concept of this story. Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley have managed to take the very simple idea of vanity and turn it on its head. This changes the way body image is perceived into a very eerie and frightening ordeal. Dectectives Foster and Vaughn continue their search for hard evidence to link the growing number of deaths thought to be caused by The Beauty, but it looks like there may be some new information being revealed.

cleanroom1Clean Room #1 – $3.99

Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt, Jenny Frison, Lee Loughridge

Clean room is the newest book from Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt, and follows Chloe as she looks to discover why her recently departed husband took his own life in their kitchen. Will she be able to uncover the truth behind the self-help movement known as Clean Room, or will its powers to reveal ones darkest fears become too much for revengeful Chloe? This psychological thriller is just in time to give some Halloween chills so be sure to grab a copy.

karnak1Karnak #1 – $3.99

Warren Ellis, Gerardo Zaffino, Dan Brown, David Aja

Sure you might be more enticed to purchase one of the main Inhuman books, but how can to avoid the draw that Karnak has. The creative team that re-vitalized Moon Knight a little over a year ago, has joined forces again to bring my favorite Inhuman, Karnak, into the spotlight. Karnak has the special ability to see the flaw in everything, from people, to objects, to theories, and who better to tell his story than legendary writer Warren Ellis. Though Ellis does not have a record staying on books past the first story arc, his storytelling abilities often invigorate life into the characters involved for future creators. If you haven’t already planned to do so, be sure to give this book a try.

tokyoghost2Tokyo Ghost #2 – $3.99

Rick Remender, Sean Murphy

The first issue of Tokyo Ghost took a couple readings to pick up everything that was going on from page to page, but that isn’t enough of a deterrent to keep me away from this second issue. Sean Murphy’s art is just outstanding and highly detailed, with double page spreads that require minutes of gazing to absorb every minute bit of detail. Constable Dent and Decay are sent on their mission to infiltrate Tokyo, the last remaining place on Earth that technology free. To do so it will require removing all traces of technology from their own systems, which is going to be difficult when it comes to Dent’s need to be connected. We will have to find out if Debbie Decay can keep Led Dent focused enough to complete the mission.

Extra pulls: Batman & Robin Eternal #3, Black Canary #5, Amazing Spider-Man #2, Star Wars Shattered Empire #4, Cognetic #1

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