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

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

The Man-Thing Omnibus, Marvel. Perhaps Marvel’s trademark horror series, the original Man-Thing tales by Steve Gerber, Chris Claremont, Mike Ploog and Val Mayerik are all collected here!

Dan adds: Aren’t you proud of us for not making a Really Giant-Size Man-Thing joke?

Flash/Impulse: Runs In the Family, DC. One of the biggest things I miss about the pre-New 52 DCU was the genealogy of the Speed Force. Under the pen of writer Mark Waid, suddenly all the speedsters were like a big extended family, with original Golden Age Quality Comics speedster Quicksilver (now renamed Max Mercury, due to Marvel’s introduction of their own Quicksilver in the 1960s) serving as a kind of elder statesman/Speed Force guru. The relationship between Max and the brash, young Impulse was a highlight, and you can see it blossoming here.

Black Widow #7, Marvel. Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande are still killing it on Black Widow. Jump in here if you haven’t been reading — it’s the start of a new arc.

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Nightwing #79 (Second Printing), DC. I don’t read Nightwing because I pretty much read very few new comics these days. But this Bruno Redondo second-printing cover is fab. Not only do you get Dick Grayson’s history, you get an obvious Batman ’66 homage, as well as the symbolism of Alfred helping to prepare Young Master Dick for the world and Batgirl being there to greet him at the other end. Beautiful.

Xenozoic, Flesk Publications. A new printing of Mark Schultz’s pulp adventure series Xenozoic Tales, with a new cover. A must-buy if you’ve never read the series or just want a new edition.

Batman: The Dark Knight Detective Vol. 5 TP, DC. More Breyfogle! (And Alan Grant too, obviously.)

Marvel Treasury Edition, Marvel. Treasury Edition Alert! Treasury Edition Alert! This one collects the recent Alex Ross-driven anthology miniseries, featuring top talent like Steve Rude, Eric Powell, Paolo Rivera, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kurt Busiek, Alan Weiss and many more. And, look! It’s actually called the Marvel Treasury Edition!

Author: Dan Greenfield

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