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

Hawkman #2, DC. The first issue was excellent. Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch’s Hawkman feels like Indiana Jones with wings and if that continues, this series will, ahem, soar. I’m really looking forward to this.

Superman #1, DC. I liked the Man of Steel miniseries and will be discussing it on Anthony Desiato’s My Comic Book Club podcast. (Click here.) Now, Brian Michael Bendis starts playing the long game with the Superman ongoing. Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, the tandem that launches many a DC book, are on art duties.

The Amazing Spider-Man #1, Marvel. The Slott Era is over and Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley take over. Let’s check it out together, shall we?

Titans #23, DC. New line-up, new line artist, same writer. Nightwing, Donna Troy, Raven, Steel, Beast Boy, Miss Martian. By Dan Abnett, Brandon Peterson and crew.

The Flash #50, DC. Wally, Barry and Zoom, for all the marbles. By Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter and co. I wonder if this will be a fast read. See, now, here’s why that’s funny…

Darth Vader #18, Marvel. Grand Moff Tarkin vs. Darth Vader. Yep. By Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli and crew. (Click here for an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW.)

True Believers, Marvel. Four more dollar reprints spotlighting the Fantastic Four ahead of their August return.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Summer Update, CBLDF. You should always grab these at the shop. It’s important work. But I also want to point out the ginchy Mike Allred cover.

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

Orion by Walter Simonson, Book One TPB, DC Comics. One of Walt’s more overlooked gems, in my humble opinion.

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2 HC, DC Comics. I love me some 1970s Legion of Super-Heroes.

Joe Jusko’s Marvel Masterpieces HC, Marvel/IDW Publishing. This oversized hardcover collecting Jusko’s trading-card paintings for Upper Deck is a thing of beauty.

Captain America Epic Collection: Hero or Hoax TPB, Marvel. Late-’60s/early-’70s Cap tales from Lee, Englehart, Romita and Sal Buscema? Yes, please.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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