Scott and Dan pick the comics they’re most looking forward to…
Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 22, Marvel. Roger Stern and the World’s Mightiest Heroes in the 1980s. Sells itself, doesn’t it?
Scott adds: Writer Roger Stern really at his prime here, with the introduction of new Captain Marvel Monica Rambeau, the fall and rise of Dr. Henry Pym, and the first Avengers appearance of Starfox!
Batman: The Animated Series Diorama Scene, Jada Toys. I’m not a huge fan of metal-cast figs, but that’s me. There are always exceptions, though, like this groovy four-pack featuring 2.75-inch BTAS Batman, Robin, Joker and Harley. Best part? The Clown Prince of Crime brandishing a Joker Fish!
Scott Tipton, contributor-at-large, 13th Dimension
Marvel Masterworks Dazzler, Vol 03, Marvel. Sure, it’s mostly nostalgia, but I do have a soft spot for Dazzler — it really felt like nothing else on the racks at the time.
The Flash #782, DC Comics. Under the pen of writer Jeremy Adams, The Flash continues to be the most fun book out there under a DC cover.
May 16, 2022
That “Flash” cover really strikes me as heartbreaking.
May 18, 2022
I started reading comics regularly with the Roger Stern run on Avengers. It was bewildering and yet totally engrossing. My first issue was when Henry Pym was forced to work for Egghead, and ended up turning the tables on him. Pym, triumphant, tells Egghead that he, as Hank Pym, beat him and not any of his 4 heroic alter-egos.
For a pre-teen kid with no knowledge of Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Goliath/Yellowjacket, I couldn’t follow along, but it still was enthralling!
May 18, 2022
That is my era of Avengers. Avengers #230 was the first issue of Avengers that I ever read. It was a top 5 series for me in the 80s.