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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, DC. Grant Morrison returns to Batman (sort of) for this Metal tie-in one-shot starring (takes deep breath) the evil Dark Knights, Detective Chimp, the Flash, Cyborg, Raven and … the Metal Men! It’s a real jam issue, too: Morrison joins forces with (takes another deep breath) Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza and many others.

Titans #20, DC. I have to say I really don’t buy the idea of the Justice League being able to shut the Titans down, especially for what are really specious reasons. But I do like that writer Dan Abnett has consistently taken pages from the team’s past and put new spins on them. Notice anything familiar…? (Art by Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy and Adriano Lucas. It’s their cover too.)

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #42, Marvel. Dan Slott’s wrapping things up soon and in this annual he plays with characters who aren’t seen that often anymore — namely Betty Brant, the Enforcers and the late Ned Leeds. It’s 2018 going on 1965! Love it. Art by Cory Smith, Terry Pallot and Brian Reber. There’s also a backup written by Broadway playwright David Hein (Come From Away). (For a SNEAK PEEK, click here.)

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #2, Boom! Studios. The first issue was excellent, with David F. Walker, Chris Mooneyham and Jason Wordie picking up threads from Boom’s previously established canon. (Maybe the whole thing should be called Boom on the Planet of the Apes.) Issue #2 picks up with the Apes encountering a human who talks! Some guy named … Landon. (Shades of Andrew E. C. Gaska’s Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes!)

Captain America #698, Marvel. Uh, Cap’s been frozen. Again. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee take our hero Out of Time once more…

Marvel 2-in-One #3, Marvel. I’m digging the Fantastic Two. By Chip Zdarsky, Valerio Schiti and Frank Martin.

The Flash #40, DC. A good, old-fashioned Flash vs. Grodd throwdown, by Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico and Ivan Plascencia. (For a SNEAK PEEK, click here.)

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

Batman and the Outsiders, Vol. 2 HC, DC Comics. More Bat-lunacy from Mike W. Barr and Jim Aparo. I can’t wait.

Legends of Tomorrow: The Atom TPB, DC Comics. A good little collection of Ray Palmer and Ryan Choi stories here. I’m in.

Daredevil Epic Collection: Mike Murdock Must Die! TPB, Marvel. Yes, there was a time when Daredevil was regularly posing as his imaginary hipster brother Mike Murdock. Goofy, great comics from Stan Lee and Gene Colan.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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