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

Black Panther Annual #1, Marvel. The movie killed, from top to bottom. Now dig three stories by the writers who crafted Black Panther’s legend — Don McGregor, Christopher Priest and Reginald Hudlin. And the list of top-flight artists includes Daniel Acuna, Ken Lashley and Mike Perkins.

Amazing Spider-Man #796, Marvel. The final set-up before Go Down Swinging. With Mary Jane in the house! Hmmm. Written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage, with pencils by Mike Hawthorne. Brilliant cover by Alex Ross. (Click here for a SNEAK PEEK at the issue.)

Hellboy and the BPRD: 1955 — Burning Season, Dark Horse. I just love the idea of Hellboy investigating cases of spontaneous combustion in 1950s Florida. Oh, and with art by Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera. C’mon, that’s awesome. Written by Mignola and Roberson, natch.

The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1, DC. The classic team-up book returns as a 6-issue miniseries by Liam Sharp, starring the Dark Knight and the Amazing Amazon. By the way, Liam went and picked his all-time fave 13 B&B covers for us. Click here to check it out.

Aquaman #33, DC. Month in and month out, one of the best comics out there. Cinematic and lush. Written by Dan Abnett, with Riccardo Federici art.

Punisher: The Platoon #6, Marvel. The brilliant miniseries about Frank Castle in Vietnam by Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov and Jordie Bellaire concludes.

Super Sons #13, DC. Talia returns, so this mother and child reunion is only a sword fight away. By Peter J. Tomasi, Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert and Gabe Eltaeb.

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

The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman, DC. This paperback collection of Gaiman’s DCU work is worth buying just for his amazing Poison Ivy and Riddler stories from the pages of the late-’80s Secret Origins series.


Robin: Year One Deluxe Edition HC, DC. A great tale of Dick Grayson’s first year in the cape and boots, led by Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty and Javier Pulido.

Superman: President Luthor TPB, DC Comics. The “President Luthor” period of Superman comics from the early 2000s was very interesting stuff. Worth another look. (Click here for the story and creator listing. It’s huge.)

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Mirror Broken TPB, IDW Publishing. Last year’s hit Trek series about the evil Mirror Universe TNG crew, now collected in trade! By David Tipton, J.K. Woodward, Charlie Kirchoff — and yours truly.


Excalibur Epic Collection: The Cross-Time Caper TPB, Marvel. This was some first-rate late-’80s Chris Claremont/Alan Davis weirdness. I loved it.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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