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

Fantastic Four #1, Marvel. The First Family returns! By Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli and co. (Scott picks this too! Oh, and click here for the 13 COOLEST FANTASTIC FOUR #1 VARIANT COVERS.)

Catwoman #2, DC. The first issue of this Joelle Jones tour de force was excellent. Interesting sense of place and atmosphere, plus snazzy art. I hope Jones settles into a nice, long run. (Colors by Laura Allred.)

Hawkman #3, DC. Robert Venditti and Bryan Hitch are off to a great start with this accessible story of Indiana Jones and the Winged Harness.

The Flash #52, DC. Barry’s got a lot to deal with, so he turns to the Multiverse’s other Flashes for answers. If only old Jay Garrick were around. Matter of time, of course. By Joshua Williamson, with line art by Christian Duce.

Supergirl #21, DC. The Girl of Steel gets a new direction in the Bendisverse – hunting for the truth about Rogol Zaar. The biggest selling point? Kevin Maguire on art!

Superman #2, DC. Speaking of Brian Michael Bendis, the whole Earth has been sucked into the Phantom Zone – where Rogol Zaar was banished. Uh-oh. Art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and co.

Titans #24, DC. I really liked where both Titans teams were after Rebirth: The older Titans were based on the original ’60s and ’70s iteration and the Teen Titans echoed Wolfman and Perez’s New Teen Titans. So I wasn’t really looking for a shake-up. But so far, I’ve been kind of digging the new status quo for both teams – though I’m not crazy about the older team being a JL offshoot. We’ll see how that plays out, I suppose. By Dan Abnett, Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli and co.

Amazing Spider-Man #3, Marvel. Spidey vs. … Peter Parker?! I’m sure Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley and crew have a good explanation. Right? Right??

Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #291, Archie Comics. Because it’s summer, man.

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

Jim Starlin Marvel Cosmic Artifact Ed HC, IDW Publishing. This latest oversized treasury of original art is packed full of amazing Jim Starlin pages from his heyday in the 1970s. It’s gorgeous.

Bloom County: Best Read on the Throne TPB, IDW Publishing. It’s so great to be getting a new Bloom County book again every year.

Deadman TPB, DC Comics. I’ve been hearing good things about Neal Adams’ return to Deadman; I’ll have to check this out. (Click here for Adams’ own commentary on his classic Deadman covers.)

GI Joe: A Real American Hero Omnibus Vol. 1 TPB, IDW Publishing. I’ve had a hankering to dive back into the original Marvel GI Joe run, and this seems like the perfect opportunity.

Marvel Two-in-One Epic Collection: Cry Monster TPB, Marvel. This was one of Marvel Comics’ most underrated series of the 1970s. Yeah, I said it.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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