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

Adam Strange/Future Quest Special #1, DC. DC usually uses its fifth Wednesdays to publish Annuals, which they are again this month. However, the publisher is adding a series of specials to the mix: Crossovers between the DCU and the company’s successful, rebooted Hanna-Barbera line. They all have something to recommend them but I’m leaning most toward this one because it’s the most natural. Really, how great would an Adam Strange cartoon have been in, say, 1964? The main story is by Marc Andreyko and Jeff Parker with line art by Steve Lieber, but there’s a back-up story, too — the Brave and the Bold team-up you didn’t know you wanted: Batman and Top Cat by Dan DiDio and Phil Winslade.

Titans Annual #1, DC. Any time the four original Teen Titans — Robin/Nightwing, Kid Flash/Other Flash, Aqualad/Tempest and Wonder Girl/Donna “Please Give Me a Hero Name Everyone Will Accept” Troy — show up as a group, I will be there. Every time. Have them go up against their mentors? I will be there even more. If that’s physically possible. By Dan Abnett and Minkyu Jung.

Weird Love #17, Yoe Comics/IDW. Our blurb is on the cover. How the hell do I NOT make it a Hot Pick? Besides all that, I LOVE this comic. And this month there’s some old-school Dick Giordano Charlton work. (Click here for a SNEAK PEEK.)

Old Man Logan #20, Marvel. Jeff Lemire is leaving the book in a few months, so enjoy this while you can. (Nothing against the new team, mind you, but I’ve really dug this particular run.) This issue, Logan goes to New Jersey and teams up with Miles Morales Spider-Man and that just sounds like fun. Line art by Filipe Andrade and colors by Jordan Boyd.

X-Men Prime #1, Marvel. I think it’s time for me to try the X-Men again and this is the place to start, as everyone’s fave mutants reboot for the gazillionth time. By Marc Guggenheim, Ken Lashley and co.

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

Supergirl by Peter David: Book 2 TPB, DC Comics. Now fairly well forgotten, Peter David’s take on Supergirl was a fun and compelling quasi-mystical adventure. Well worth a look.

Captain America: Secret Empire TPB, Marvel. A Watergate-era Captain America classic, all about the first time a disillusioned Steve Rogers gave up his uniform and shield, taking on the identity of the Nomad! A personal favorite.

Guardians Of Galaxy Marvel Treasury Edition, Marvel. I have to admit, I have always been a sucker for a Treasury edition.

Animated Batman/Robin/Mutant Leader Action-Figure 3-Pack, DC Collectibles. There have been action figures in the Frank Miller Dark Knight style before, but not also in the Batman Animated style, which, for me, makes these a must-have.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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