Scott and Dan pick the comics they’re most looking forward to…
Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension
Joker 2021 Annual #1, DC. An entire Year One-ish Joker/Gordon/Batgirl story drawn by Francesco Francavilla? That’s just… wow.
Action Comics #1037, DC. Have you seen what Julian Totino Tedesco’s been doing with Action variants this year? No? You should. And after seeing this one, I’m convinced that DC will put out a poster portfolio of these within a year and I will buy the hell out of it when that happens.
Conan the Barbarian #1 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. I am going to go put on a black light, blast Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, and read this baby cover to cover, ads and all. For $3.99.
Conan the Barbarian Epic Collection: Queen of the Black Coast, Marvel. Speaking of Conan, here he teams up with Red Sonja and meets the Queen of the Black Coast. By Thomas and Buscema. Damn.
The Avengers #50 (Legacy #750), Marvel. Dig that Kirby variant!
King of Spies #1, Image. Old Man Bond goes out with a kiss kiss bang bang, taking on the very social order he saved over and over and over again. Except Old Man Bond has a different name because not even Millarworld wants to do battle with the international organization known as EON. Based on a Netflix property.
Scott Tipton, contributor-at-large, 13th Dimension
Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1, DC. I’m here for the Penguin story written by Danny DeVito.
Dan adds: Who isn’t?!
Avengers Epic Collection: Taking AIM, Marvel. Ah, the ’90s Avengers “leather jacket” era. I may have to give this a second chance.
Mighty Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2, Marvel. With the villain-packed Spider-Man: No Way Home right around the corner, what better time to re-acquaint yourself with the original Sinister Six appearance by Spidey creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko?
Dan adds: I like the way you think, Tipton!
November 29, 2021
Superman stayed too long at the Thanksgiving table.
December 4, 2021
This is actually a more accurate Superman. He doesn’t get his strength from being pumped up with huge muscles.