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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Superman #16, DC. Sucker that I am for a Multiverse story, I was already primed for this conclusion to the current arc. But my super-senses are telling me we’re also gonna get a pretty good clue about what’s going on with the DC Universe (#DCUvsWatchmen). From a big creative team, including Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Tony Daniel and Clay Mann.

Batman #16, DC. Back on mission. After the two-part Batman/Catwoman interlude (click here), writer Tom King gets going again on the main plot, with Bane returning to Gotham City. Art by David Finch, Danny Miki and Jordie Bellaire.

Death of Hawkman #5, DC. Check out the preview here. And I’ll repeat what I said there: This is one of those titles that really emblemizes why DC Rebirth is so successful. It scratches those old-school itches while being fresh at the same time. It’s entertaining and, despite the title, fun. (Plus, death in comics usually leads to Rebirth, no?) By Marc Andreyko, Aaron Lopresti, Rodney Buchemi, John Livesay and Blond.

Old Man Logan #17, Marvel. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino bring Logan back to the Wastelands. This is a terrific comic. I just feel like saying that.

Weird Love: Jailbird Romance! HC, Yoe Books/IDW. It’s LURID! It even says so on the cover! Look!

Vampirella #0, Dynamite. I had such good luck with Red Sonja #0, I think I’ll try Vampi by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton.

Green Lanterns #16, DC. Fun fact: Green Lantern was the first hero Batman teamed up with in The Brave and the Bold (the comic). Fun fact 2: Batman teams up with the newbie Green Lanterns in this issue, Part 1 of a fresh arc. What does one have to do with the other? Nothing at all. By Sam Humphries, Neil Edwards, Jay Leisten, Keith Champagne and Blond.

The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #1, Dynamite. C’mon, Francesco Francavilla taking over Will Eisner’s greatest? How can I NOT try this?

Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1, Boom!/DC. I have no idea what to expect here. But Apes nut that I am, I intend to find out what Robbie Thompson, Justin Jordan and Barnaby Bagenda are up to.

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

America’s Best Comics Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing. I loved all of these ABC books when they originally premiered, Tom Strong and Greyshirt in particular. This volume features the art of Chris Sprouse, J.H. Williams III, Gene Ha, Arthur Adams, Kevin Nowlan and more.

Wind In The Willows, IDW Publishing. I can’t think of anyone better suited to illustrate The Wind in the Willows than David Petersen.

Alpha Flight By John Byrne Omnibus, Marvel. I’ve always thought of Alpha Flight as the unfairly forgotten runt of the litter of Byrne’s work. It’ll be nice to have it all under one cover.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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