HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week!

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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Superman #17, DC. This issue by Brian Michael Bendis – with art by Kevin Maguire (!) and Paul Mounts – sets up next issue’s big move where the Man of Steel evidently will reveal his Clark Kent identity to the world. I’m really not sure I’m on board with that, especially since the idea has been explored so recently. But Bendis has been doing some interesting things with Superman, so it certainly demands a look.

Detective Comics #1015, DC. Tomasi and Mahnke’s Mrs. Freeze? Great idea. Cool (ahem) story. Dig it.

Punisher: Soviet #1, Marvel. Garth Ennis back on the Punisher. Artist Jacen Burrows is along with him. I’ll read it.

Marvel Masterwork: Pin-Ups, IDW/Marvel. Some of the greatest pin-ups of the Silver and Bronze Ages — by the likes of Kirby, Ditko, Byrne and MORE. (Click here for an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW.)

Savage Sword of Conan #11, Marvel. The conclusion of Roy Thomas’ two-part return to the world of Conan! And Alan Davis art! Bring us your finest meats and cheeses!

Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #5, Dark Horse/DC. The coolest crossover of the year – by Jeff Lemire, Michael Walsh, Nate Piekos, et al — wraps up.

Wonder Woman #82, DC. I actually don’t read Wonder Woman. Don’t hate me, it’s just personal preference, y’know? But, my lord, check out Jenny Frison’s spectacular variant cover. That’s frameable, folks.

Tomb of Dracula #10 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. We do love our facsimile editions here at the ol’ 13th Dimension. This one brings you Blade’s debut by Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan and Jack Abel. (Click here for more info on this edition.)

Wonder Twins: Activate! TPB, DC. Great, subversive series by Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne. This collects the first six issues. (Click here for an interview with Russell and Byrne on the darkly hilarious title.)

History of the Marvel Universe #5, Marvel. Nice job by Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.

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

Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore Vol. 1, DC Comics. I love DC’s Absolute format, and it’s nice to see the one truly worthy DC work left finally get this kind of treatment. (Note from Dan: Englehart and Rogers’ Batman deserves an Absolute Edition too! Click here for more on that.)

John Byrne Fantastic Four Artist Select Series HC, IDW Publishing. The greatest John Byrne FF stories, hand-selected by Byrne himself in a beautiful oversized hardcover format.

Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 21 HC, Marvel. These are some great, rarely reprinted Spidey stories by Denny O’Neil, John Romita, Jr. and even Frank Miller!

X-Factor Epic Collection: X-Aminations, Marvel. The second half of Peter David’s famous X-Factor run, including the ingenious “X-Factor in therapy” issue!

Author: Dan Greenfield

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