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

Silver Surfer #14, Marvel. Breaks my heart to write this: Final issue. Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred bring it all home. I don’t expect a happy ending. But I do expect a heartfelt, moving one. (Click here for a SNEAK PEEK.)

Justice League of America #17, DC. I’m ready for an Atom ongoing. Or at the very least a six-issue series. In the meantime, this arc has fit the bill nicely. By Steve Orlando and Felipe Watanabe. (Click here for an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW.)

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31, DC. Wait, wait, wait. DC has TWO comics starring Ray Palmer out this week? Really? NICE! This series, by Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela, is wonderful.

Action Comics #990, DC. Superboy and Mr. Oz (aka You Know Who) team up, which should be fun. For the record, I believe that Mr. Oz is exactly who he says he is. For the record, I don’t believe it’ll last any more than something like this did in, say, the Silver Age. Still much more interested in how this plays into Doomsday Clock. But it’s entertaining either way. By Dan Jurgens and Viktor Bogdanovic.

Haunted Horror #30, Yoe Comics/IDW. Because Halloween is next week and what you need is a selection of pre-Code horror schlock. (Click here for an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW.)

Jughead: The Hunger #1, Archie. I’m just gonna parrot the solicitation copy: “Brand New Series! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead’s monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead. For TEEN+ readers.” By Frank Tieri and Pat and Tim Kennedy.

Marvel Vintage Legends, Hasbro. The toymaker is dusting off some of its 6-inch Legends figures (with apparently slight repaints) and sticking them into retro packaging that recalls the ToyBiz years. Have I ever mentioned that Wolverine’s brown costume is my favorite? (Also in the set are Spidey, Cap, Iron Man, Punisher and Black Widow.)

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

Celebrating Snoopy, AMP Kids. I got a chance to see an advance copy of this deluxe slipcase hardcover collection of the most popular and memorable Snoopy strips from the full tenure of Schulz’s Peanuts run; it’s a beautiful book, the perfect gift for any Snoopy fan.

Night Force by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan: The Complete Collection, DC Comics. This little-remembered, underrated gem from the 1980s features some gorgeous illustrations from the great Gene Colan. Hardcover.

For Better Or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1: 1979-1982, IDW Publishing. I can’t think of a comic strip that more deserves the deluxe hardcover series treatment. Going to be a real treat to go back and re-discover Lynn Johnston’s work.

Ghostbusters: Answer The Call #1, IDW Publishing. I wish the movie had been this good. By Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell.

Disney’s Christmas Classics, IDW/Disney Comics. Another great collection of never-before-reprinted newspaper strips, this time featuring the stars of then-current Disney animated features. Santa Claus crosses paths with Dumbo, Captain Hook, Cruella De Ville and more! Hardcover.

Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: The Hulk Must Die, Marvel. This paperback collection features some of my all-time favorite Hulk stories by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Gil Kane, including the first appearances of the Leader and the Abomination!

Batman Animated Batcave Playset with Alfred, DC Collectibles. I saw this thing up close at San Diego Comic-Con. A) It’s huge, and B) the light-up computer screen shows the schematics of Mr. Freeze’s ice cannon from the episode Heart of Ice. Sold.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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