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

Doomsday Clock #2, DC. Not only was Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock #1 very good, I’m kind of fascinated by it. Naturally, a first issue is typically set-up but there were a lot of answers right off the bat, too. I’m really eager to see what’s coming next — because now we’re gonna see a lot more from the DCU side of things.

Hawkman: Found #1, DC. A book I’ve been looking forward to for months. This Metal tie-in explores what Carter Hall’s been up to. Oh, and writer Jeff Lemire picked his 13 Favorite Hawkman Covers for us — check it out here. Art by Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan and Alex Sinclair.

Kamandi Challenge #12, DC. They pulled it off. While I’d love a Kamandi ongoing, this was the next best thing — an all-star line-up of writers and artists passing the baton each issue, in entertaining and surprisingly cohesive fashion. The finale comes courtesy of Gail Simone; Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Ryan Sook, who’s my second-favorite Kamandi artist of all time; and Paul Levitz, stepping in for the late, great Len Wein. That’s a cover by Frank Miller there.

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33, DC. Wow! Two classic Legion tales in one year! We got Batman ’66 Meets the Legion over the summer. Now, it’s Scooby and the gang. Courtesy of Sholly Fisch and Dario Brizuela. I love this comic.

Star Wars: The Storms of Crait, Marvel. This one-shot tells an untold tale of Young Luke and Young Leia on that spectacular-looking planet with the blood-red salt from The Last Jedi. By writers Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, with art by Mike Mayhew.

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

Batman: The Brave and the Bold — The Bronze Age Vol. 1, DC Comics. Ain’t nothin’ better than 1970s Batman team-ups written by Bob Haney. Now in a new, more affordable paperback collection, too.

Green Arrow: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, DC Comics. I’ve barely read any Golden Age Green Arrow stories, so this is very tempting, even though reading an omnibus is so unwieldy.

Superman Adventures Vol. 4 TPB, DC Comics. More of these great and often overlooked Superman tales by Mark Millar.

Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vol. 8 — Escape From Forbidden Valley, Fantagraphics. These deluxe hardcover editions of the great Don Rosa’s Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge work are the best. I hope they finish the whole run.

Back to the Future: Tales from the Time Train #1, IDW Publishing. Excited to see my pal Megan Levens make her artistic debut in the world of Back to the Future! Written by Bob Gale and John Barber.

Power Pack Classic Vol. 1 TPB, Marvel. Such an underrated series. A kid-friendly book that actually starred kid superheroes, and still felt like a real part of the Marvel Universe. Highly recommended.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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