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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Angel Catbird Vol. 3 HC, Dark Horse. Margaret Atwood’s foray into graphic novels — ably abetted by Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain comes to a close. More please, Ms. Atwood. It’s been so nice having you here.

Batman #26, DC. Tom King’s The War of Jokes and Riddles started off with a bang (literally). Gorgeous artwork from Mikel Janin and June Chung. Good summer reading. Dig it.

Deathstroke #21, DC. Why am I so intrigued by this idea of Slade having his own team of Teen Titans? Maybe because it’s kind of the logical extension of something that started 37 years ago in The New Teen Titans #2. By Christopher Priest, Diogenes Neves. Great Kevin Maguiresque cover by Ryan Sook, too.

Green Hornet ’66 Meets the Spirit, Dynamite. C’mon, there was no way I wasn’t going to pick this. And that Mike Allred cover? Sold. Sold! SOLD! By Fred Van Lente, Bob Q and Travis Lanham.

Jessica Jones #10, Marvel. Jessica and Maria Hell get all intense. By Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, Matt Hollingsworth, with a typically brilliant cover by David Mack. (Click here for a SNEAK PEEK.) By the way, have I mentioned that JJ is my fave of the Netflix shows? Well, it is.

Spider-Man: Master Plan #1, Marvel. Robbie Thompson and Nathan Stockman go back to the Spidey well with an early-days tale of everyone’s fave wall-crawler. Perfect timing for SPIDER-MAN WEEK. (Click here for more on that. Go ahead. We’ll wait.)

True Believers, Marvel. Three more reprints by the House of Ideas: Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man #1 and Spider-Man: Brand New Day #1. Gotta git em all.

Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust, Chapterhouse. Man, I love this book by Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Such great satire.

Gumby #1, Papercutz. Why do I have a feeling Gumby will be a dark-horse contender for an Eisner next year? Because weirder things have happened. The premiere issue has a Kyle Baker story and that’s an incredible start.

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

Star Trek Dedication Plaque #4 USS Enterprise-D, Eaglemoss. I had promised myself I wasn’t going to buy these, but I saw them up close at WonderCon and it was all over. And considering my own workload these days on TNG: Mirror Broken, there’s now way I can pass up the Enterprise-D.

Diablo House #1, IDW Publishing. Gotta admit, this new horror anthology intrigues me. I like the art style by Santiperez, and the few times IDW’s CEO Ted Adams has dipped his toe into the creative waters to script, it’s been fun comics. I’m in.

Jem and the Holograms: The Misfits Infinite #1, IDW Publishing. The Misfits miniseries is one of my favorite books of the year so far, a delightful surprise, so I’m happy to see its creative team of Kelly Thompson and Jenn St-Onge return for half of the big Jem and the Holograms crossover event.

Captain America Epic Collection: Bucky Reborn TPB, Marvel. Silver Age Cap greatness from Stan Lee and Gene Colan.

Marvel Masterworks: Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1 HC, Marvel. When I was a kid, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man was my Spider-Man title. I got in on the ground floor with the early issues, and bought it steadily and consistently all through my childhood. Delighted to see it in a hardcover.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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