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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Batman ’89 #4, DC. Robin takes the spotlight as tensions rise in Gotham. By Sam Hamm, Joe Quinones and Leonardo Ito.

One-Star Squadron #1, DC. Another brilliantly savage Mark Russell social commentary disguised as satire, with pitch-perfect art by Steve Lieber. A clear homage to the JLI days of the ’80s, Red Tornado leads an employment service for Grade Z superheroes. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, but under the hood, Russell uses the forgotten heroes as a metaphor for those forgotten by society who are struggling to just get by. Smart, funny, thoughtful — and painful.

Amazing Fantasy #5, Marvel. Hey, dig Kaare Andrews’ RPG variant cover!

Alter Ego #172, TwoMorrows. Roy Thomas and co. bring you an in-depth look at Alfredo Alcala, one of the Bronze Age’s most underappreciated artists.

Mad Magazine #23, DC. A Batman collection by the Usual Gang of Idiots!

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

Star Trek: The Mirror War — Data #1, IDW Publishing. The first of the Mirror War’s one-shots, with a focus on the deadly logical Data, courtesy of Celeste Bronfman and Roberta Ingranata!

Giant-Size Black Cat: Infinity Score #1, Marvel. The Black Cat feels like an odd mix with the cosmic-level feel of the Infinity Gems, but it intrigues me enough to give it a look.

X-Men: From the Ashes, Marvel. This run by Chris Claremont and Paul Smith was a childhood favorite; happy to see it back in affordable print!

Author: Dan Greenfield

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