HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week!

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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Batman: Universe #4, DC. This is the best Batman story out there right now. It debuted in the now-defunct Walmart-only Batman Giant series and is now available in comics shops for the first time. In the latest issue of this Brave and the Boldish series, Batman and Green Lantern find themselves in the past – with Jonah Hex! Art by Nick Derington.

Batman vs. Ra’s al Ghul #2, DC. Things get even weirder for Batman in Neal Adams’ latest miniseries. (Click here for an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW.) Oh, and by the way, you should click here to check out Adams’ review of the movie Joker – also a 13th Dimension EXCLUSIVE!

Amazing Fantasy #15 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. With the original ads and whatnot. ‘Nuff said.

Batman Giant #1, DC. The Dark Knight’s new 100-page series kicks off with two new stories: one by Michael Gray and Ryan Benjamin and one by Steve Orlando and Tom Mandrake – featuring the return of Lord Death Man!

Villains Giant #1, DC. This one includes three new stories – starring the Joker, Deathstroke and Harley Quinn, respectively. And check out the talent involved: Mark Russell, Tom Taylor, Gail Simone, Viktor Bogdanovic and more.

The Joker: Year of the Villain #1, DC. John Carpenter – yes, that John Carpenter — co-writes this one-shot with Anthony Burch. That’s pretty much the selling point right there. Art by Philip Tan, Marc Deering, et al.

Superman #16, DC. The return of the Super Sons! Gonna be bittersweet, though, what with Superboy moving to the 31st century. By Bendis, David Lafuente and co.

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1, IDW. The 1984 classic told by Johnny’s point of view. Brilliant. Utterly brilliant. By Denton Tipton and Kagan McLeod.

Scott Tipton, contributor-at-large, 13th Dimension

All-Star Comics: Only Legends Live Forever HC, DC. This was my introduction to the Justice Society of America — their series in the 1970s return of All-Star Comics. Both the Huntress and Power Girl made their debuts here, in stories by greats like Gerry Conway, Joe Staton and Wally Wood.

Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion: Deluxe Edition Vol. 3, DC. More never-before-reprinted crossover tales from comics’ biggest event series ever, from books like Omega Men, Blue Devil, Wonder Woman and Justice League of America! I love this stuff. So glad to see it under one cover.

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Vol. 14: Christmas in Duckburg, Fantagraphics. Another beautiful hardcover collection of works by the Duck Master, a.k.a. “The Good Artist,” Carl Barks. Just nothing better.

Marvel Masterworks: Ghost Rider Vol. 1, Marvel. The earliest tales of Johnny Blaze, collected in full-cover hardcover for the first time! Written and created by Gary Friedrich and Mike Ploog.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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