Top Comics to Buy This Week: September 8, 2016


With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at our list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!


By writer Dan Abnett artists Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy | DC Comics

Writer Dan Abnett’s approach to Aquaman has been exciting and unpredictable. While he is giving us the traditional version of the character with all of the modern elements you’d expect to see — the orange and green costume, his trusty trident, Mera, Black Manta, tension between Atlantis/land folk — he’s also pushing the character into new territory by changing his approach to overcoming his enemies.

But what happens when he isn’t facing a villain, but fellow Justice League member Superman? That’s what we’re eager to find out in the final issue of “The Drowning” story arc. It’s Aquaman vs. Superman, and we doubt shouting “Martha” will make Arthur let up on his attack.

Plus, artist Brad Walker continues to knock every issue out of the park, delivering exquisite superhero storytelling and leaving our jaws on the floor with inspiring, insta-classic images. Just check out this splash page from last issue:

aquaman amazing

Yeah, now you see what we mean.


By writers Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason artists Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray | DC Comics

It gives us utmost nerd glee to proclaim that Superman’s solo series is one of the best comic books DC Comics is putting out right now. Superman is every bit the heroic inspiration we know him to be, plus the story features Lois and son Jon in equal measure, making for an action-packed, feel-good superhero story. With the Eradicator out to eliminate Jon for being half-human/half-Kryptonian, this arc has been an entertaining exploration of family, legacy, and what it means to be super.


By writer Zachary Kaplan artist Giovanni Timpano | Image Comics

Once we finished reading the synopsis of this new indie comic, it gave us sci-fi goosebumps and we immediately added it to our pull-list. Take a look and just try to resist doing the same:

Imagine if sunlight burned you alive. In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays. The world’s few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.



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