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The comics we’re most looking forward to this week …

Scott’s away this week, so it’s a solo act! — Dan

Captain America: Steve Rogers #3, Marvel. We ran a preview of this the other day (click here) and it’s amazing — or maybe it’s not — just how many people still believe that Steve Rogers really is an agent of Hydra. Sigh. The first issue was superior to the second, which was laden with exposition, but I like what I saw of Nick Spencer, Jesus Saiz and Rachelle Rosenberg’s work in Issue #3.

Jesus Saiz cover

Jesus Saiz cover

Mockingbird #5, Marvel. Man, this book is so much fun. Hey, Netflix, get on this will you? By Chelsea Cain, with fill-in art by Ibrahim Moustafa and colors by Rachelle Rosenberg.


Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17, DC. I love this comic. If you’re looking for the classic Silver and Bronze Age versions of DC’s heroes, this is where you’ll find them — and the book is going monthly soon! This issue, by Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela, features a trip by those meddling kids to Midway City, where they’ll meet up with Hawkman and Hawkgirl to battle Shadow Thief and other appropriately sneaky villains.


Captain Kid #1, AfterShock. Mark Waid sold me on this concept during a conversation at East Coast Comicon. It’s the flipside to the Shazam! Captain Marvel story: Middle-aged guy is able to magically transform himself into a young, strong, superhero. Cool. So why would he ever change back…? Waid, his buddy Tom Peyer, artist Wilfredo Torres and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, explore the answer.


Old Man Logan #9, Marvel. Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo’s grim travelogue continues.


Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1, DC. I’ve been jonesing for some classic GL ring-slingin’ and I dug the Rebirth issue enough to be optimistic about this new series by Robert Venditti, Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.


As usual, my Batman picks will come in the BATBOOK OF THE WEEK column — part of BATMAN’S HOT-LINE.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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