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.

Green Lantern: The Silver Age Vol. 1 TPB, DC Comics. DC’s new series of Silver Age reprints continues with this collection of Hal Jordan’s early adventures.


Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Vol. 9: The Ghost Sheriff of Last Gasp, Fantagraphics. More classic Carl Barks goodness from the Golden Age of Disney comics.


Art of The Iron Giant HC, Insight Editions. Behind the scenes of one of the best and most underrated animated features ever.


The Champions #1, Marvel. Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos’ new teen Avengers spinoff series looks really fun.


Power Man and Iron Fist Epic Collection: Revenge!, Marvel. I’m all about the Luke Cage these days thanks to Netflix.


Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Mine are all #1s this week, just for the hell of it:

Cage! #1, Marvel. Hey, they stole my slogan! (Heh.) I’ll go out on a (mostly) sight-unseen limb and say that this much-much-much-delayed Genndy Tartakovsky project will be one of the best books of the year. Or at least the most fun. I imagine that I’ll be hearing a lot of wocka-chicka, wocka-chicka in my head as I read this. Good on Marvel for releasing this the Wednesday after Luke Cage debuted on Netflix. (I have two eps under the belt so far.)


Death of Hawkman #1, DC. Boy, DC brings back Hawkman just to (ostensibly) kill him off. I’m not sure what makes me happier — that we get a handful of issues of Katar Hol or the riff on Ira Schnapp’s classic logo. By Marc Andreyko, Aaron Lopresti, John Livesay and Blond.


Enchanted Tiki Room #1, Marvel. I’m not a Disney guy. I always, always, preferred Warner Brothers’ snarkier and much funnier menagerie of characters. But there’s something charming about this latest comic based on a theme-park attraction. (Check out the preview, by Jon Adams and Horacio Domingues, by clicking here.)


Jessica Jones #1, Marvel. Again, shrewd play by the House of Ideas bringing back Jessica Jones and her original creative team — Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, Matt Hollingsworth, David Mack —┬áthe same week as Cage!


Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1, DC. Lord, this cracks me up. DC digs waaaaaaaaaaaaay deep into the Bronze Age for this gothic-romance┬átitle, then turns it inside out by making it a Deadman vehicle. Why isn’t Deadman a TV series by now? It’s one of DC’s most TV-ready concepts. (By Sarah Vaughn, Lan Medina and Jose Villarrubia.)


Author: Dan Greenfield

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