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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Captain America #697, Marvel. One thing Marvel’s always done better than DC is the game of Swap-a-Villain. In this issue, Cap battles … Kraven the Hunter! By Waid and Samnee, natch!

Batman and the Signal #1, DC. Do I think Batman needs yet another partner? No, I don’t. Do I think it’s an interesting idea for him to have an aide who watches over Gotham in the daytime? Yes, I do. It’s a three-issue mini so the commitment level’s pretty small. And it’s co-written by Scott Snyder and Tony Patrick, with art by Cully Hamner. The Bat-ayes have it, folks.

X-Men: Grand Design #2, Marvel. The second half of the first part of Ed Piskor’s X-tour de force should bring us to just before Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, et al join the team. Enjoy it while you can next issue won’t be out for about another year. (For an interview with Piskor, click here. For his fave X-Men stories, click here.)

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

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #1, Boom! Studios. I’m a big fan of the Ursus character, so a spotlight could be cool. Worth trying out. By David Walker and Chris Mooneyham.

Superboy, Book 1: Trouble in Paradise, DC Comics. I remember Kesel and Grummett’s Superboy serious being tremendously enjoyable. Looking forward to diving back in with this trade paperback.

Rogue & Gambit #1, Marvel. This miniseries looks like it could be a pleasant throwback to the days when the X-books were fun. I always liked the Gambit/Rogue relationship. By Kelly Thompson and Pere Perez.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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