HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week!

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

Diamond has resumed shipping, so HOT PICKS! is back. Naturally, not all comics shops are open right now, so if you have a good one, contact yours and find out how best you can support them – and acquire these books. Oh, and if you’ve been enjoying RETRO HOT PICKS! the last couple of months, worry not: Due to popular demand, we’ve made it a new regular feature! You’ll find it on Wednesdays from now on! Groovy! — Dan

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1, DC. We’ve written a lot about this delayed one-shot and now it’s finally here. I’m getting the J. Scott Campbell’s 1960s tribute cover, by the way. Fitting since there’s a new Batman ’66 story in the issue by Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case and the gang. (Click here for a SNEAK PEEK. And click here for the final versions of the decade-tribute covers.)

Scott adds: I don’t know what exactly is in this, but man, it’s hard to pass up that Adam Hughes cover.

Paul Is Dead, Image. OK, this might be the most morbid – and fascinating – idea for a graphic novel: What if Paul McCartney really was killed in the ’60s and it wasn’t all some bizarre hoax? Paulo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti bring you the “news” today – oh, boy. And I like that the art echoes Vivek Tiwary, Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker’s award-winning Brian Epstein bio The Fifth Beatle. It’s like it all takes place in the same four-color fever dream – except that only one of the books is based on a true story. Though sometimes fiction really is stranger…

Detective Comics #1022, DC. I’ve been enjoying Peter Tomasi’s run, though that’s not exactly a surprise. Art in this ish by Brad Walker and Andrew Hennessy.

Tribble Cat Toy, Crowded Coop. Filled with catnip!

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

Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 3, DC Comics. This volume finishes up the Silver Age tales of the Legion, mostly written by a then-teenage Jim Shooter!

Mephisto: Speak of the Devil, Marvel. A collection of Mephisto stories? Sure, why not, especially since it includes one of the weirdest comics you’ll ever read — the 1987 series Mephisto Vs. For more on this delightfully strange offering, check out my column here.

The Sensational She-Hulk by Byrne Omnibus, Marvel. John Byrne’s Fantastic Four run is probably his best Marvel work, but his endlessly charming She-Hulk run is my favorite.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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