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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

World’s Finest: Teen Titans #1, DC. Boy, have I been looking forward to this one. Here’s the gist: The classic ’60s Teen Titans lineup (plus ’70s addition Bumblebee) get a spinoff from Mark Waid and Dan Mora’s World’s Finest. The conceit is that these stories take place some time in the past, so they are basically the Silver and Bronze Age versions of the characters but given a modern sensibility. WF is great, so I can only imagine how this one will go down, especially considering the Titans are my fave superteam ever. (Waid teams up with Emanuela Lupacchino for this six-issue mini.) Oh, and once again, I will beg and plead for a Batman and Robin spinoff — by Waid and the guy doing the main cover below, Chris Samnee!

Plus, dig this Doc Shaner variant. (Yes, I’ll be getting this and the main cover. Sometimes I just can’t help myself.)

There are other variants too, including this foil cover by Jim Cheung. Now, I’m not a foil guy, but dig the ’60s trade dress:

That one’s in the same vein as DC’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive!

X-Men #101 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. The launch of the Phoenix Saga! I’m amazed this is the first time Marvel has done this as a Facsimile Edition — but I’ll take it!

The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #10, DC. Only a few more issues left and I don’t know whether DC will continue with another volume when this one’s up at #12. Is it just me or does this version of the series feel more Scoobyish and less Batmanish, where the first series was the opposite? I dunno. I will say that as much as I dig this series and Scooby-Doo Team-Up from a few years back, it might be time to let the concept sit for a bit.

The Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. As with last week’s Hulk #180 Facsimile Edition, this is a re-release. The big draw, natch, is Wolverine’s first full appearance. (By the way, the 2019 version can be pricey; an unslabbed, NM copy sold on eBay for $58.50 not long ago. Also, there’s a foil variant, if that interests you.)

The Marvel Sticker Anthology, DK/Marvel. Not a set of reprints but a hardcover collection of Silver and Bronze Age images that bring to mind, on a smaller scale, the 1970s Marvel and DC offerings from Our Way Studios. You can never have too many old-school stickers, I say! (Click here for a SNEAK PEEK!)

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

Daredevil Epic Collection: A Touch of Typhoid, Marvel. Some of John Romita Jr.’s most overlooked work, I’ve always thought.

Defenders Omnibus Vol. 2, Marvel. Steve Gerber’s landmark Defenders run herein, including the debut of the Headmen! Art by Sal Buscema, Klaus Janson and others.

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 15, Marvel. Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Zeck’s three-year Cap run kicks off here with the Ameridroid and an all-new Nomad!

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Will definitely be getting copies of the X-Men 101 for the spinner rack. I couldn’t tell from the description above but after looking on Amazon I see the book is actual stickers… will be getting that too for the grandsons.

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