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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Young Justice #13, DC. The team meets Warlord – and Mike Grell is along for the ride! But there’s also Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, Michael Avon Oeming, John Timms and MORE. Pretty dandy line-up there.

Grell variant

Captain America: The End #1, Marvel. Erik Larsen gives you Steve Rogers’ retro-styled last battle in this Simon and Kirby-inflected one-shot.

Larsen variant

Green Lantern #1 Facsimile Edition, DC. Hal Jordan meets the Guardians of the Universe for the first time! Fans react to Jordan’s Silver Age debut! Kitschy ads! For four bucks! Offered in tandem with next week’s The Green Lantern: Season 2 #1 by Morrison and Sharp. (Click here for an INSIDE LOOK.)

Justice League #40, DC. Robert Venditti takes the writing reins from Scott Snyder as a new era begins. Art by Doug Mahnke and co.

Savage Avengers #0, Marvel. The past meets the present as Claremont and Romita Jr.’s Uncanny X-Men #190 and #191 are reprinted with a new framing device by Gerry Duggan and Greg Smallwood that puts the ’80s tale into modern context. (Click here for an INSIDE LOOK.)

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

Dollar Comics: Batman #386, DC Comics. No doubt intended as an introduction to Ewan McGregor’s villain in the upcoming Birds of Prey film, I have to admit I’ve never read Black Mask’s first appearance, so I’ll probably pick this up. After all, he is “A Villain For the ’80s!”…

Justice League of America: The Wedding of the Atom and Jean Loring HC, DC Comics. Another strong selection of Bronze Age Justice League stories, anchored by the marriage of the Atom and Jean Loring — who deserved much better than she got at the hands of Brad Meltzer in Identity Crisis. (Note from Dan: I agree wholeheartedly. The less said about Identity Crisis, the better.)

X-Men/Fantastic Four #1, Marvel. With both teams having interesting new statuses quo, I’m looking forward to seeing this clash, especially with Terry Dodson supplying the art. Written by Chip Zdarsky.

Conan: Battle For the Serpent Crown #1, Marvel. I’m not the biggest fan of Marvel’s moving Conan through time to the modern day, but I’m a sucker for the Serpent Crown. By Saladin Ahmed, Luke Ross, Nolan Woodard and co.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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