This week’s top comics to buy for November 29 features not one but two comics about barbarians. This is unusual, as generally the list does not feature many comics about barbarians at all. However. Really two of the most exciting fantasy comics in years have been barbarian centric, and each of them continues this week…and the results are fantastic. You can find out more about each below, along with the usual set of lists … enjoy!

Comics to Buy for November 29

comics to buy for november 29Barbaric: Wrong Kind of Righteous #1
Writers: Nicholas Eames and Michael Moreci
Artist: Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Vault Comics
Best-selling, Gemmell Award-winning Fantasy author Nicholas Eames (Kings of the Wyld) teams up with Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden to tell the tale of Sir Borys the Righteous Paladin and his trusty, talking Flail, as he enlists the help of Owen, Axe, and Soren on his noble path. There will be virtuous bloodshed! There will be wailing protests! There will be two talking weapons! And there will be wyvern burgers served (for better or worse) with pickles!”
Why It’s Cool:
Not since Barbaric #1 has there been a better entry point to one of the finest fantasy series in recent comics history. This double-sized one-shot is a self-contained story that really goes right at the heart of the whole Barbaric concept and comes back with something super clever. This book is funny, hard-hitting, gritty as all get out — it’s everything you love about Barbaric. 
Price: $6.99

Conan The Barbarian #5
Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Colorist: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Richard Starkings
After adventures on the high seas, CONAN returns to shore to find himself haunted by his memories of BELIT, captain of the Tigress and Queen of the Black Coast. Can a high-stakes heist draw him out of his tortured past, or will it plunge him deeper into the chaos that has always been waiting for him?
Why It’s Cool: After an absolutely killer first arc, the new Conan book jumps into a whole new story this week — and it hardly misses a beat. This actually feels like almost an alternate series launch, one that could run sort of parallel to the first arc. But that’s by no means a bad thing. This title remains a must read for me.

comics to buy for november 29Giant Robot Hellboy #2
Story: Mike Mignola
Art: Duncan Fegredo
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letters: Clem Robins
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
While Hellboy’s robotic counterpart battles giant monsters on a faraway island, the scientists running the mission scramble when things at the lab get more than a little out of hand. Inspired by Mignola’s viral-hit pencil drawings from Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook, Giant Robot Hellboy gets his own story in this 3-part miniseries from Mignola and longtime Hellboy artist Duncan Fegredo!
Why It’s Cool:
This is the best Hellboy miniseries in I don’t know how long, and, quite possibly, my favorite comic of the year. It’s just a delightful blast of pulp storytelling that delivers quite a bit of fun without ever feeling too unserious or trite. The art is fantastic, the plotting right to the point, and the end result fantastic.

The Flash #3
Writer: Si Spurrier
Artist: Mike Deodato, Jr.
Colorist: Trish Mulvihill
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Publisher: DC Comics
After the arrival of the Stillness last issue, the alien speedsters begin traveling around the world, with Max Mercury watching their every move. Meanwhile, Wally encounters another former foe who’s gotten a major upgrade–the Folding Man–while entering a new location beyond time called the Gallery…what hidden truths does this place hold for the Flash?
Why It’s Cool:
This is one of the weirdest superhero comics I’ve read in sometime, and it’s weird in deep kooky sci-fi way that perfectly fits the concept of its main character. This first story arc of the new Flash book goes deep into the cracks of the speed force to come back with all kinds of dark oddities. It’s great.

Swan Songs #5
Writer: W. Maxwell Prince
Artist: Alex Eckman-Lawn
Letterer: Good Old Neon
Publisher: Image Comics
Via therapeutic hypnosis, a man travels through his subconscious to try to find his inner child-and a way to be happy again.
A comic that doesn’t look like any other comic ever made, this issue is done in full collage art by the spectacular ALEX ECKMAN-LAWN-a veritable dream in four colors.
Why It’s Cool:
Rounding out this week’s top comics to buy for November 29 is a comic unlike any I’ve ever really seen before. This book — which centers around a character going through therapeutic hypnosis — is illustrated entirely by collage art. It’s a bold choice that pays off huge, creating a stunner of a book for what has been a very strong and interesting set of stories in Swan Songs. I mean, just take a look at this cover.
Price: $3.99

Others Receiving Votes

  • comics to buy for november 29Action Comics #1059
  • Amazons Attack #2
  • Batman: The Brave and The Bold #7
  • City Boy #6
  • Cyborg #5
  • Fire Power By Kirkman & Samnee #29
  • Green Arrow #6
  • Grim #15
  • Kaya #13
  • The Penguin #4
  • The Schlub #4
  • Sirens of the City #5
  • Slow Burn #2
  • Something Is Killing The Children #35
  • Wilds End #6

New #1s and One-Shots

  • Amazing Spider-Man: Gang War First Strike #1 (one-shot)
  • Batman ’89 – Echoes #1
  • BRZRKR: Fallen Empire #1 (one-shot)
  • Crave #1
  • Howard The Duck #1 (one-shot)
  • Jennifer Blood: Battle Diary #1
  • Luke Cage: Gang War #1
  • Spider-Woman #1
  • Titans: Beast World #1
  • X-Men Blue: Origins #1 (one-shot)

Graphic Novels and Trade Collections

  • comics to buy for november 29All Eight Eyes TP
  • Black Science 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1 – The Beginners Guide to Entropy
  • Black Science 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Vol. 2 – Transcendentalism
  • Black Science 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Vol. 3 A Brief Moment of Clarity
  • Danger Street Vol. 1 TP
  • Saga Vol. 11 TP
  • Street Angel Princess of Poverty TP
  • Superman: Son of Kal-El Vol. 2 – The Rising TP

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