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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Fantastic Four Poster, Marvel. Now you can hang a big version of Alex Ross’ Fantastic Four #1 cover on your wall. Pretty! (The comic itself, by Ryan North and Iban Coello, is due Nov. 9.)

The Batman: The Official Script Book, Insight Editions. My opinion about this movie has been gestating since I saw it when it came out earlier this year. I don’t think it measures up to, say, The Dark Knight or Batman Begins, but it’s an interesting viewpoint for a different generation of fans. Will say this though: The Batmobile highway chase after the Penguin is killer. (Oh, and the book is illustrated with pix from the movie.)

Joker: The Official Script Book, Insight Editions. On the other hand, I thought this was a remarkable — and remarkably discomfiting — film. It deserves all its kudos and plaudits and ranks among my top Joker stories of all time. Far, far superior to The Killing Joke, the unfortunate gold standard against which grim-and-gritty Joker stories are measured. (Like The Batman, this edition is also illustrated.) By the way: Ledger vs. Phoenix — who ya got?

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

DC’s Greatest Events: Stories That Shook the Multiverse, DK. This looks like the perfect subject for DK’s popular encyclopedia-style format.

Daredevil Epic Collection: It Comes With Claws, Marvel. I have to admit, I kind of completely tuned out of post-Frank Miller Daredevil. Maybe it’s time to get caught up.

Power Man and Iron Fist Epic Collection: Hardball, Marvel. I hadn’t realized Power Man and Iron Fist ran long enough to get four volumes!

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Dan, the Nocenti Romita run is definitely worth a read. She was on the book for four or five years and her take on DD is really good. To me. Also, PM IF made it to 125. Their individual books merged at 50 after a nice team up tale taking on Nightshade and her killer robots in Power Man 48 and 49 IIRC.

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  2. 1. My vote for preferred Joker goes to either the delightful voice of Mark Hamill, or Jack Nicholson (The gritty face-paint Joker I’m meh on. Give me the bonkers acid batch Joker any day of the week!) 2. That’s a solid Epic Collection for Daredevil! I am not always into everything Ann Nocenti did, but she made for an EXCELLENT follow-up to the momentum that Frank Miller built up! (The cover story alone is a hoot. Part of the “Mutant Massacre” storyline, it became a joke to me that if you’re not an X-book, you can defeat one of the Marauders EASILY!)

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