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The Buy Pile: Saga & Silver Surfer Soar

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The Buy Pile: Saga & Silver Surfer Soar

Be vewwy qwiet when reading Saga #48.

WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?

Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) grabs a whole lotta comics. These periodicals are quickly sorted (how) into two piles — the “buy” pile (a small pile most weeks, comprised of planned purchases) and the “read” pile (often huge, often including comics that are really crappy but have some value to stay abreast of). Thursday afternoons you’ll be able to get his thoughts (and they’re just the opinions of one guy, so calm down, and here’s some common definitions used in the column) about all of that … which goes something like this …

THE BUY PILE FOR OCTOBER 25, 2017

Saga #48 (Image Comics)

Jump from the Read Pile. This issue had some great character moments that brought this issue home. A young man is a long way from home, lost and hungry, forced to make decisions far beyond his years. That journey is riveting and well worth your money. This title has never been bad, but this issue uses nuance and subtlety to really shine as brightly as the early issues in this run. Great work from Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples and Fonografiks.

Silver Surfer #14 (Marvel Comics)

<i>Silver Surfer</i> #14

To paraphrase KRS-ONE, Silver Surfer #14 will have you saying, “All I could think about was Norrin!”

Jump from the Read Pile. Wow. This may be one of the biggest, most adventurous, most amazing love stories of all time and ignites a strong springboard for any future stories with the title character. The patience and surety of the visual storytelling from Dan Slott, Michael Allred, Laura Allred and Joe Sabino is truly a thing of wonder, with dedication that will remind you of multiple emotional crescendos of the tenth and eleventh Doctors and a truly breathtaking moment that will hearken back to the Mr. Majestic story “The Big Chill.” Well worth rereading almost instantly.

WHAT’S THE PROGNOSIS?

Super engaging spacefaring stuff this week.

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