HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week!

Scott and Dan pick the comics they’re most looking forward to this week …

Scott Tipton, co-owner, Blastoff Comics, North Hollywood, Calif.

Josie and the Pussycats #1, Archie. All of Archie’s newly rebooted series have been great, and I love this variant cover from Francesco Francavilla. (By Marguerite Bennett, Cameron DeOrdio and Audrey Mok.)


Astro City #39, DC Comics. Every few months I feel obligated to remind people that Kurt Busiek’s Astro City is one of the longest-running and best comics being published.


Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18, DC Comics. I wish I could have this series every month only without the Scooby-Doo characters, as these are the versions of the DC heroes I find the most appealing. Even with the Scooby Gang, every issue is a fun one.


Wonder Woman: The True Amazon HC, DC Comics. All I needed to hear was “Jill Thompson on a Wonder Woman book” and I was sold.


Wonder Woman: A Celebration Of 75 Years HC, DC Comics. These 75 Years books from DC are a favorite, and the Wonder Woman one in particular has been long anticipated, at least by me. I’m very curious to see what stories make the cut.


Bloom County — Episode XI: A New Hope TPB, IDW Publishing. The first collection of new Bloom County strips by Berke Breathed in over 25 years!



Black Panther Epic Collection: Panther’s Rage TPB, Marvel. Don McGregor’s legendary Black Panther run is back in print!


Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1, Dark Horse. Pssst, I’ve never been much of a Tarzan fan. But, as you may know, I am an enormous Planet of the Apes fan (click here). How this crossover hasn’t happened before, I couldn’t tell you. There is just one reality left: We are here and it is now — thanks to Tim Seeley, David Walker, Fernando Dagnino and Sandra Molina.


Action Comics #964, DC. Dan Jurgens and Patrick Zircher continue to weave the mystery of the human Clark Kent. Have I mentioned how much I’m enjoying the Rebirth Superbooks? I have? It’s OK. I don’t mind repeating myself.


Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #5, DC. Sinestro’s losing it and John Stewart and the Corps are coming. Fun! Won’t be long before Hal is reunited with his friends — and it’ll feel so good. (By Robert Venditti and Ethan Van Sciver.)


Wonder Woman #7, DC. Big week for Wonder Woman. Besides the books mentioned by Scott above, there’s also the latest from Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp, with Diana at Cadulo’s doorstep. By the way, if DC has seen fit to “reunite” Lois and Clark, it’s time for Diana and Steve Trevor too.


Star Trek: Waypoint #1, IDW. IDW is rebooting its Trek franchise with two new titles, and this is the one that interests me most — a bimonthly anthology that comprises stories from the different eras of Trek. Basically, that means some original Original Series material will be in the mix. In Issue #1, we get an Uhura solo story (cool!) by Sandra Lanz in addition to a TNG tale by Donny Cates and Mack Chater.


Captain America: Steve Rogers #5, Marvel. I’m kind of cold on Marvel right now because we’re in that netherworld where the too-long Civil War II continues to dominate titles and the latest kinda-sorta revamp is still a week away. Basically, I feel like Marvel is where DC was earlier this year, before Rebirth hit. I mention this only to explain why Captain America: Steve Rogers by Nick Spencer and Javier Pina is the only book from the House of Ideas on my list this week.


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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