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

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

Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant #1, DC. I am such a sucker for Crisis. Also, is this the first comic-book appearance of Jon Cryer Lex Luthor? I think it is.

Dollar Comics: The Batman Adventures #12, DC. Everyone needs a copy of this issue, just to enjoy the wonder that was the art of the late, great Mike Parobeck. Oh, and it’s Harley Quinn’s first appearance in comics.

ROM: Dire Wraiths #1, IDW. ROM the Spaceknight’s sworn enemies return to the comics shelves with this Apollo-era throwback adventure! From ROM-master Chris Ryall and artists Luca Pizzari, Guy Dorian Sr. and more — including Sal Buscema!

Crazy TPB, Marvel. Crazy was Marvel’s answer to Mad back in the day, and I honestly have to admit I haven’t looked at an issue in decades. I’m curious if the material will hold up. (Also includes last year’s one-shot of new stuff.)

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 14 HC, Marvel. The Frank Miller years start here, with Miller’s debut in Daredevil #158! That’s not all, though: The months leading up to that issue were primo Bronze Age tales for the Man Without Fear!

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Detective Comics #359 Facsimile Edition, DC. Reprinting Batgirl’s debut – ads, letters and all! Plus, an Elongated Man backup! (Click here for a SNEAK PEEK and click here for a look at how fans immediately reacted to the Dominoed Daredoll’s premiere back in the ’60s.)

The Incredible Hulk #180 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. I really like what Marvel is doing here: They’ve already given us the Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition, with the first full appearance of Wolverine. But now we’re getting the previous issue, which featured his last-page cameo debut. And coming soon, we’ll be getting Hulk #182, which also co-starred Wolverine, and Thor #229 – which included the first ad touting his arrival. That’s commitment.

Legion of Super-Heroes #3, DC. Robin joins the Legion – but only Superboy’s excited about it. How long until the Boy Wonder wears out his welcome? Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook know…

True Believers, Marvel. Another pair of dollar reprints featuring Marvel’s criminally insane, tying into the Ravencroft mini-event.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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