HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week!

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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

American Gods #1, Dark Horse. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying this will be one of the year’s biggest releases. Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel is being adapted with the help of P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton and Walt Simonson. With David Mack doing variant covers. Yeah. What else do you need me to tell you? How about this: Check out David Mack’s 13 QUICK THOUGHTS on creating great covers. Terrific stuff. Click here.

Harley Quinn #16, DC. Hey, look! It’s Power Girl! And Terra! Wait, how is Pee Gee here if she’s on Earth-2 now? Eh, no matter. It’s Power Girl! And Terra! By Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by John Timms, Joseph Michael Linsner and Alex Sinclair.

Superman #19, DC. OK, let me get this out of the way: That big villain reveal in last week’s Action Comics left me cold. I’ve just never been a big fan. But so be it. This creative team has been so solid. Plus, that cover suggests we’ll find out more about Mr. Oz (and the inevitable DCU vs. Watchmen juggernaut). By Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.

Red Sonja #3, Dynamite. The She-Devil’s excellent New York adventure continues. Bundle up, Sonja. There’s a blizzard coming! By Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez.

Amazing Spider-Man #25, Marvel. HUGE BLOWOUT ISSUE! Or so sayeth the House of Ideas. Stuart Immonen on art, extra stories, the start of a new storyline with evil Norman Osborn, great Alex Ross cover homaging Romita. 10 BUCKS! Hell, I’m in anyway.

The Avengers: Steed and Mrs. Peel TPB, Big Finish. Collects the late ’60s Brit comic strips. Sounds great to me!

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

World’s Finest: The Silver Age Vol. 1 TPB, DC Comics. While Batman and Superman shared the covers of World’s Finest throughout the 1940s, it wouldn’t be until the ’50s that they began appearing in the same stories inside. Really fun stuff, even if it often involved making Lois Lane look like a dope.

Batman: Ego and Other Tails Deluxe Edition HC, DC Comics. Any deluxe treatment of Darwyn Cooke’s work is always, always, always worth picking up.

JSA: The Golden Age Deluxe Edition HC, DC Comics. One of my absolute favorite books of the ’90s – hell, one of my favorite comics, period. And one that’s been sadly overlooked with the passing of time. James Robinson’s breakout series took Roy Thomas’ All-Star Squadron characters and invested them with a humanity and tragedy that we hadn’t seen before. And all with beautiful Paul Smith art.

Excalibur Epic Collection: The Sword Is Drawn TPB, Marvel. I remember really liking the first year or so of this series by Alan Davis. Looking forward to revisiting it.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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