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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Batman Universe #5, DC. Hands down, no lie, the best Batman story I’ve read this year. Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington have brought a welcome light touch with this Brave and the Bold-ish round-robin story that’s taken the Caped Crusader through space and time. This issue? Batman and Nightwing!

Black Hammer: 3 For $1, Dark Horse. Jeff Lemire’s wonderfully inventive Black Hammer universe – an homage to (primarily) Golden and Silver Age comics — gets the dollar reprint treatment. The first issues of three BH series are included here: the first Black Hammer run, Sherlock Frankenstein and Quantum Age. Art by Dean Ormston, David Rubin and more.

Justice League #35, DC. The League has lost thanks to the rash behavior of one member – and now Doom has risen. Lex Luthor has never been a bigger monster, thanks to Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, so evil things await. Art by Francis Manapul.

Dragonfly and Dragonflyman #1, AHOY Comics. This prequel miniseries to the ever-subversive The Wrong Earth follows the Dark Knightesque Dragonfly and the Adam Westesque Dragonflyman before they crossed into each other’s worlds. Groovy! By Tom Peyer, Peter Krause and co.

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

Legion of Super-Heroes #1, DC Comics. What must be the umpteenth reboot of the Legion of Super-Heroes since 1986 hits the stands, courtesy of Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook. I’m hoping this one has some legs. (Note from Dan: What he said.)

New Mutants #1, Marvel. It may not be by Claremont and Sienkiewicz, but any comic that re-unites their classic team of Xavier’s School students at least gets a look-see from me. By Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brisson and Rod Reis.

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Omnibus HC, Marvel.  I read these so often as a kid the spines fell apart. The chance to have Mark Gruenwald and Peter Sanderson’s masterpiece of reference all together under one cover is not to be passed up.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. My favorite LSH eras are the later stories from the silver age and the bronze. Since the 80s first real revamp, not so much. This new take continues that trend. I can’t get past the (very) odd appearance of some.

    Now, The Wrong Earth, I might pick that up or just wait for the trade.

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