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

Aquaman #43, DC. First, let’s pause to appreciate writer Dan Abnett’s years-long run of palace intrigue and civil war. Aquaman has long been one of DC’s most consistent titles, thanks in part to Abnett and his collaborators. Now, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robson Rocha and Daniel Henriques pick up the trident. Timed perfectly with a certain blockbuster out now. (Click here for all our AQUAMAN WEEK festivities.)

Freedom Fighters #1, DC. It is such a pleasure to see DC again delve into its storied Multiverse with this updated take on the Freedom Fighters. Robert Venditti — who’s helming the terrific Hawkman — is joined by Eddy Barrows on Earth-X, where the Nazis won World War II. Feels timely, no?

Spider-Geddon #5, Marvel. Hey, Aquaman isn’t the only big superhero movie out right now. Don’t forget that other hit, Into the Spider-Verse. So wouldn’t you know the conclusion to Marvel’s big Spider-Verse event hits racks this week, courtesy of Christos Gage, Jorge Molina, et al.

Justice League #14, DC. Not to repeat myself, but Justice League has been a lot of fun. With Drowned Earth and the Joker’s shenanigans in the rearview, the focus turns to Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter’s quest on Thanagar. By Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Stephen Segovia and co. (Click here to check out what Snyder has to say about what’s to come.)

Betty & Veronica, Archie. Riverdale’s leading ladies return to center stage with two comics this week — the modern Betty & Veronica #1, by  Jamie L. Rotante, Sandra Lanz and Kelly Fitzpatrick, plus the classic, stocking-stufferiffic B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #266.

Die Kitty Die: Heaven & Hell #3, Chapterhouse. And if you like your Archie-style comics on the naughty side, check out the latest in the satirical series by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent. You’ll thank me later.

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

Justice League: The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes by Alex Ross and Paul Dini, DC Comics. These Dini/Ross collaborations are marvelous. So happy they’re back in print.

Bob Layton: The Invincible Iron Man Artist Select Series HC, IDW Publishing. This is a gorgeous book. Anyone who’s a fan of ‘70s/’80s Iron Man owes it to themselves to pick this up. (Click here for an EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK.)

She-Hulk by Soule & Pulido Complete Collection TPB, Marvel. This was a great She-Hulk series that ended far too soon. Highly recommended.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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