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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Back Issue #145, TwoMorrows. This one is a keeper folks — a thorough and colorful exploration of Spider-Man’s adversaries in the Bronze Age (and beyond). This is one of those issues that you’ll refer to repeatedly. I ran a tiny — but fabulous — sliver the other day, but I’m also including the table of contents below. Spidey has the second-best rogues’ gallery (behind Batman) so this is essential reading. Outstanding work by editor Michael Eury and the gang. (UPDATED: Diamond has this listed for this week — but they also have it listed for July 12. TwoMorrows has it due June 28, but their dates and Diamond’s do not always line up. So your store might have it and it might not this week — but no matter what, it’s on the way soon! — Dan)

World’s Greatest Toys Digest #7. It’s the Spider-Man issue of Benjamin J. Holcomb’s fantastic magazine, an adjunct to his cornerstone TwoMorrows book, Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys! That would be enough to recommend it, but there are also the first pix of the modern Mego’s Two-Face and Bizarro prototypes — as well as news that the company is planning 50th anniversary variants for Batman, Robin, the Joker and Superman. To order, email Benjamin at Plus, click here for a SNEAK PEEK at the ish.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #16, DC. In a nutshell: DC’s Silver and Bronze Age robots take on the World’s Finest team and Metamorpho. In a version of present(ish) day. This Mark Waid/Dan Mora series is the best current title for old-school comics fans. Such a blast.

Nightwing #105, DC. Another great read for Bronze Age types like you and me. The entire issue is from Nightwing’s point of view and I’ll wager now it’ll net Eisner nominations for Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo.

Titans #2, DC. Another Tom Taylor joint, with art by Nicola Scott. I dug the first issue, which positions a modern version of the classic Wolfman/Perez crew as DC’s premier superteam. So far, so good.

Plus, dig this Jen Bartel variant. That’s Kory, alright!

The Flash, Warner Bros. Discovery. If you didn’t see it this past weekend, I do recommend it. (Though it was a challenge to get past the Ezra Miller ick factor.) But taking it on its own terms, The Flash does something that so many superhero movies don’t — stick the landing.

Wonder Woman #800, DC. By a bunch of writers and artists and with a bunch of variants — like Daniel Sampere’s foil cover homage to Lynda Carter’s spinning Amazing Amazon.

Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #341, Archie. Hey! Cheryl Blossom borrowed Barbara Gordon’s swimsuit from Surf’s Up! Joker’s Under!

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

Batman: The 1989 Movie Adaptation TPB, DC. Great Jerry Ordway artwork in this re-released classic.

Tales of Syzpense #1, Image. Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood reunite in this modern take on the split books of Marvel’s Silver Age!

Mighty Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 2 — Red Skull Lives, Marvel. The Super-Adaptoid! The debut of MODOK! The Cosmic Cube! This book is packed with Lee/Kirby greatness!

Leonardo Romero cover. There is also a Kirby version.

Scarlet Witch Annual #1, George Perez Variant Cover, Marvel. Can’t pass up a Perez Wanda cover.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I absolutely loved the Flash movie. While I’m not surprised that it’s underperforming financially at the box office (WB has done irreparable damage to the DC brand since it abandoned the Snyder storyline beginning with Josstice League in favor of an “All Silly, All the Time!” approach), but I am genuinely baffled by the very low CinemaScore rating from the people who actually watched the movie. Clearly the film is not resonating with a large percentage of the audience that actually watched the film, and I personally don’t really understand why. It’s a perfect entertainment: Sophisticated script, clever direction, and really terrific performances (Ezra Miller’s personal issues notwithstanding, they are terrific and compelling in the role). And unlike the nostalgia-fest, fan-service film that was Spider-Man: No Way Home, the inclusion of Michael Keaton felt organic and story driven. I hope more people see it.

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    • The “FLASH” deserves exceptional praise for its wonderful special effects, I loved every moment of Sasha Calle’s SUERGIRL act, high-speed flight and battle against Zod. More Supergirl stories needed, please!

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    • I enjoyed The Flash!
      Great entertainment All around!!

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    • I saw it and enjoyed it. More importantly, my wife enjoyed it and she normally doesn’t like superhero movies. It’s a very good movie…not perfect, but very good and well worth the money.

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  2. I don’t read a ton of new books, but I have also been enjoying both World’s Finest & Nightwing over the past year.

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  3. The Flash movie appears to be severely underrated. It’s well worth seeing.

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  4. Grant Gustin is my Flash. The DCU would be more successful if they had some casting consistency and actually knew what their audience wanted.

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