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.

Batgirl: A Celebration of 50 Years HC, DC Comics. These compilations from DC have been reliably good, and a great source of archival material for newer readers.

Future Quest Vol. 1 TPB, DC Comics. This new series teaming up all the Hanna-Barbera superheroes has been one of the most steadily enjoyable books of the last year. If you missed out, grab the first collection. By Jeff Parker, Doc Shaner and Steve Rude.

Batman Animated “Girl’s Night Out” Action Figure 5-Pack, DC Collectibles. The first Superman: The Animated Series figures hit the BTAS collection, a trend I hope continues. I really want a Metallo and Parasite. (Superman and Lois will be out later this year.)

Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 1 HC, DC Comics. Batman’s weird team of 1980s superheroes never really made much sense to me, but I couldn’t resist that Jim Aparo art.

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Well, Scott stole some of my Bat-thunder there — especially with that Batgirl hardcover. But there are a number of other books I’m looking forward to this week:

Super Sons #1, DC. Yeah, I’ve been waiting for this one. It was announced last spring but then delayed, so I’m glad it’s finally here. Damian, as I’ve noted many times over, is one of the best additions to the DCU in the last 10, 11 years. And Jonathan’s been a solid character too. Best part is that they are clearly their fathers’ sons so this title should be a lot of fun. I have a lot of faith in writer Peter J. Tomasi, who is one of comics’ best in showcasing father-son bonds. Art by Jorge Jimenez. I have high hopes for this one.

Angel Catbird Vol. 2, Dark Horse. The second installment of Margaret Atwood’s entertaining foray into comics is out this week. Line art’s by Johnnie Christmas and color’s by Tamra Bonvillain. Hey, check out Tamra’s 13 THINGS You Didn’t Know About Comic-Book Coloring, here.

Volume 2

Captain America: Steve Rogers #11, Marvel. With Secret Empire coming this spring, it’s probably smart to jump onto Captain America: Steve Rogers if you’ve not been reading it. By Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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