Top Comics to Buy This Week: X-Men Wedding Special #1, New Challengers #1 and More

For comics releasing on May 16.

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this 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.

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

X-Men Wedding Special #1 – $4.99
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Writers Marc Guggenheim, Kelly Thompson & Chris Claremont | Artists Greg Land, Marika Cresta & Todd Nauck | Cover Artist J. Scott Campbell (Marvel)

The X-Men line is rapidly building to the long-awaited wedding of Kitty Pryde and Piotr Rasputin in next month’s X-Men Gold #30. Consider this issue as an appetizer before the main event. It features three new stories, two of which will showcase Kitty and Piotr’s respective bachelorette/bachelor parties.

But for long-time X-fans, the real selling point may be the new story from legendary scribe Chris Claremont. It seems only fitting that Claremont return to make this wedding official.

Flavor #1 – $3.99
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Writer Joseph Keatinge | Artist Wook Jin Clark (Image)

Food makes for surprising good fodder for comic book stories. Take Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novels, for example. We’re looking forward to another quirky, clever take on the culinary arts in this sic-fi series. Flavor makes place in a walled, isolated city where a skilled chef is the most desired commodity of them all. The solicit describes the series as a mash-up of The Hunger Games and Studio Ghibli, which sounds like a delicious combination.

New Challengers #1 – $2.99
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Writers Scott Snyder & Aaron Gillespie | Artist Klaus Janson | Cover Artist Andy Kubert (DC)

The latest addition to the New Age of DC Heroes line is also one of the most eagerly anticipated. New Challengers resurrects the long-dormant Challengers of the Unknown as a new team takes up the mantle and inherits the mission of discovery. It’s one of the most direct offshoots of Dark Nights: Metal, and with Scott Snyder co-writing, New Challengers is a safe bet for anyone wanting to experience the stranger side of the DCU.

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The Avengers #2 – $3.99
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Writer Jason Aaron | Artist Ed McGuinness (Marvel)

The Avengers #1 kicked off Marvel’s “Fresh Start” initiative in solid form earlier this month. Fortunately, the wait for issue #2 s already almost over. We’re looking forward to learning more about the vast cosmic threat facing Earth. But even more importantly, we’re eager to see more of these two Avengers teams – the modern-day squad and the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC.

Basically, if you’ve been wanting to dive into the Avengers line but don’t know where to start, this series is for you. It features a great creative team working with some of the biggest heroes in the Marvel U.

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