Every Wednesday is new comic book day, and the amount of books I pick up determines if I will be able to afford lunch on Thursday and Friday. I usually purchase five to seven books a week, many bearing the names "Batman" and "DC Comics." Over the course of the last few months, I've decided to take a chance on new series I haven't heard anything about. As expected, I've picked up number of terrible comics, including last week's Tyrannosaurs Rex, a comic told mostly from the perspective of an angry (and surprisingly orange colored) T-Rex. I've also stumbled upon a number of comics that I've fallen in love with, such as Mark Millar's wonderfully written Nemesis, a book featuring a villain you can't help but cheer for.

Below is a listing of five ongoing books that get my endorsement. Keep in mind, I willingly purchased a comic book about dinosaurs, so my taste may be quite different than yours.

Written by: Mark Millar
Illustrated by: Stve McNiven
I know I mentioned this book already, but I figured I would introduce you to the biggest *** in comics right now. Yes, Nemesis is the guy in the white spandex. By the end of each issue, that heavenly white is usually soaked in the blood from dozens of police officers and government special forces. In a way, Nemesis' story is similar to the movie Despicable Me, as his only motivation is to be as evil as possible. Millar and McNiven have released three issues so far, and haven't been terribly consistent with their release dates. You should be able to find all three at a decent comic shop.

The Walking Dead
Written by: Robert Kirkman
Illustrated by: Charlie Adlard
If you're watching The Walking Dead television series and haven't read the comic books first, you are making the biggest mistake of your life. The television series sucks. The only Walking Dead you need to concern yourself with is the comic book. Us "real" Walking Dead fans only watch the television series to mock it. Seven weeks ago, Image Comics started its Walking Dead Weekly run. As the name implies, Walking Dead Weekly is a weekly reprinting of the entire series. Now's a great time to jump on.

The Boys
Written by: Garth Ennis
Illustrated by: Darick Robertson
My favorite comic book of all time is Garth Ennis' Preacher. Although I loved Ennis' run on The Punisher – who can forget the fight in the zoo? – his ongoing The Boys is the best thing he's done since Preacher. It's all about super powered people keeping other super powered people in check. In typical Garth Ennis fashion, this book is violent, profane, and loaded with content that will make you thankful that you are reading it without anyone else nearby. Seriously, read this book alone. If your significant other seems some of the imagery in this book, you'll have plenty of explaining to do.

Brightest Day
Written by: Everyone
Illustrated by: Everyone Else
Brightest Day is DC Comics' year-long event, and follow-up story to last year's excellent Blackest Night event. You'll have to read Blackest Night and a ton of Green Lantern to grasp the concept of this book, but it's well worth the time investment. I'll just say this: It turns Aquaman into a *** who summons zombie sea life.

Written by: Mark Millar
Illustrated by: Leinil Yu
Hey look! It's another Mark Millar book. As I'm quickly learning, you should read everything he writes. Superior tells the story of a boy who wakes up as a superhero. Yes, it's a nerdy version of Tom Hanks' Big. Say what you will about that story, but I think it rocked. Superior is even better.