You know what the best present I ever got was? Exactly twenty two Rands. Why was this specific amount of cash so great? Because that’s how much it cost to get my hands on a small stack of comic books during one of CNA’s regular purges of of stock. For a mere single Rand and an extra ten cents, you could have any single comic book that you wanted.
Seeing as how comic book were actually helping me ace the one subject in school that I was actually decent at, my parents would occasionally treat me and tell me to pick any ten comics that I wanted. It was absolute heaven. I’d be left in CNA to pick what I wanted from the pile, which was usually massive and filled with all manner of comic books from DC Comics, Marvel, Image Comics and even more publishers whose names have been lost to time.
You’d have the usual comic book collectors who’d scoff at the very idea of a kid grabbing comic books to read and enjoy, but I didn’t care. It may have cost next to nothing back then, but the actual value of those comic books far exceeded the eventual ring-up at the till. Just another example of how comic books shaped my life. While I’d gladly pay more than the cover price for the best reading material around today, the digital marketplace has resulted in scores of sales across the publisher board.
Here’s hoping that somewhere out there, there’s a new generation of youngsters who are getting their comic book fix with a grab bag of excellent titles. Now on to the best comic book covers of the week!
Detective Comics #987 by Mark Brooks
Old Man Logan #46 by Mike Deodato
The Amazing Spider-Man #4 by Ryan Ottley
Star Wars: Darth Vader #20 by Elia Bonnetti
Venom #5 by Ryan Stegman
Black Panther #3 by In-Hyuk Lee
The Punisher #1 by Gabriel Dell’Otto
Hit-Girl #7 by Eduardo Risso
Days Of Hate #7 by Danijel Zezelj
Jughead: The Hunger #8 by Djibril Morrissette-Phan
Witchblade #7 by Roberta Ingranata
Shadowman #6 by Kaare Andrews
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #6 by Fiona Staples
Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #2 by Sija Hong
Tank Girl: All Stars #3 by Brett Parson
Wasted Space #4 by Marguerite Sauvage
Dead Life #2 by Joan Urgell Mamba
Re-Mind #1 by Jason Howard
X-Men: Red #7 by Jenny Frison
Justice League Dark #2 by Greg Capullo
Last Updated: August 20, 2018