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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Fantastic Four #52 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. I love Facsimile Editions so much that they are the only thing I regularly have on reserve at my local comics shop (the great Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, New York). All of them, just on principle. Because reading classics like this in their original context — with ads, letters and whatnot — is a wonderfully gratifying experience.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1, Marvel. Spidey’s second title gets its first omnibus. Excellent. (And there are two covers: the Sal Buscema one and the Dave Cockrum one. You cannot go wrong there.)

Tim Drake: Robin #3, DC. I dig Dan Mora’s variant cover. I dig that it’s an homage to Batman #368. But what I really dig is that logo, which should be permanent, amirite?

The Amazing Spider-Man #14, Marvel. Remember when we had that feature that rounded up the week’s best variant covers? This is starting to feel like that because check out John Staub’s riff on John Romita’s Marvel Treasury Edition #1 cover. Groo. Vee.

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

The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures Deluxe Edition HC, IDW. Every time this book comes back into print, I have to recommend it. An absolute classic.

Iron Man Epic Collection: The Return of Tony Stark, Marvel. Rhodey, Squirrel Girl, Lady Modok – this volume has it all!

Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise #1, Marvel. I don’t know anything about this, but it looks very intriguing. By Tradd Moore.


Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. That Doctor Strange cover has a great blend of 70’s coloring and general design, with 80’s “New Romantic” look for Stephen Strange! I dig it a ton!

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  2. Fantastic Four #52 was facsimile’d back in 2006, only it wasn’t called a Facsimile Edition back then. Its official title was “Marvel’s Greatest Comics: Fantastic Four #52,” and it was TERRIBLE! For some reason Marvel decided the finished product should appear as if it were an-old comic, printed on dark paper to simulate 40 years of aging. For some reason the thing just had a messy, slimy feel to it, and I think even completists and Marvel Zombies had a hard justifying owning a copy, even to themselves.

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