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

Batman #37, DC. Tom King’s doing his best Batman work now, focusing his energies on Batman and Catwoman’s romance. (Click here for much more on that.) This issue? Bruce and Selina double-date with Clark and Lois. Bruce, be a mensch and let Clark leave the tip. Art by Clay Mann and colors by Jordie Bellaire.

X-Men: Grand Design #1, Marvel. Ed Piskor’s ambitious project starts now. The Hip Hop Family Tree auteur is re-telling the X-Men’s first 300 issues or so in one coherent narrative. Fascinating. (MORE: Piskor discussed Chris Claremont and his X-influences with G.D. Kennedy — click here — and picked his fave X-Men stories — click here.)

Aquaman #31, DC. Dan Abnett’s cinematic treatment enters the next phase as Aquaman leads a rebel uprising against Rath. Art by Riccardo Federici.

Metal #4, DC. Boy, I guess it’s a really good DC week, huh? Metal proper by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo returns with more multiversal madness.

Future Quest Presents #5, DC. BiiiiiiiiiiiirdMAN! By Jeff Parker and Ron Randall with a swanky Steve Rude cover. Nifty.

Tales of Suspense #100, Marvel. Neat little Marvel Legacy stunt: One of the publisher’s classic titles returns after 50 years — but not with Captain America or Iron Man. Hawkeye and Winter Soldier team up to deal with the aftermath of Black Widow’s alleged demise. By Matthew Rosenberg, Travel Foreman and Rachelle Rosenberg.

Teen Titans Go! #25, DC. Colossal Boy pays a Chanukah visit. Beast Boy thinks Batman is Santa Claus. (I’m with him.) By Sholly Fisch, Lea Hernandez and Marcelo Di Chiara.

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

Hellboy: Krampusnacht, Dark Horse. As a longtime Hellboy fan and an even longertime Adam Hughes fan, I can’t pass this up.

Batgirl: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1, DC Comics. Most of these Batgirl tales from the ’70s haven’t seen print since. For a lot of this period, Barbara Gordon was a congresswoman, which I always thought was cool.

Teen Titans: The Silver Age Vol. 1, DC Comics. The ginchiest fab original Teen Titans tales by Bob Haney, Nick Cardy, Bruno Premiani and others. A must-have softcover.

30 Days of Night #1, IDW Publishing. Writer Steve Niles returns to his most famous creation with artist Piotr Kowalski, and co-creator Ben Templesmith on covers!

Marvel 2-In-One #1, Marvel. Until we get the Fantastic Four back (which all of a sudden seems a little more possible), this Thing/Torch series will have to do. By Chip Zdarsky and Jim Cheung.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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