Scott and Dan pick the comics they’re most looking forward to…
Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension
Amazing Fantasy #1, Marvel. The start of Kaare Andrews’ five-part mini starring World War II Captain America, teen Spider-Man and Red Room Black Widow, who find themselves on a strange island where amazing, fantastical things happen. I dig this variant by Andrews.
Conan: The Original Marvel Years Epic Collection: The Curse of the Golden Skull, Marvel. Roy Thomas! John Buscema! Neal Adams! Gil Kane! That’s plenty enough right there, isn’t it?
Filmfax Plus #159, Filmfax. An Yvonne Craig Batgirl cover story. Sells itself, I’d say.
Scott Tipton, contributor-at-large, 13th Dimension
The Jekyll Island Chronicles, Book 3: A Last Call, Top Shelf Productions. This compelling alternate-history steampunk adventure has been cruising along under the radar for years, and comes to its conclusion with this volume. Highly recommended.
Captain America Omnibus Vol. 3, Marvel. This giant collection including Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema’s 1970s Cap tales provides a nice bit of perspective in today’s media climate, which doesn’t seem to understand that Captain America stories have always been political. In this volume, a disillusioned Steve Rogers gives up his shield and becomes Nomad. Good stuff.
Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 2, Marvel. If you’re going to drop the cash on one FF omnibus, this is the one to get. Lee and Kirby at the height of their powers, doing arguably the best work of their careers with the introduction of Galactus and the Silver Surfer.
July 26, 2021
These are really impressive picks!