HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week!

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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

World’s Finest: Teen Titans #4, DC. Still my favorite current book I’m reading right now. By Waid, Lupacchino and the gang.

And dig the latest Doc Shaner character variant:

Daredevil #183 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. Practically every week there’s a new Facsimile Edition from Marvel or DC. This makes me so very, very happy.

Genius, Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, IDW. The third book in the trilogy of Toth “Genius” books by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell to be re-released by IDW. This is the one I’ve wanted most: It includes a Phantom Cruiser full of model sheets from the Hanna-Barbera years — including Super Friends.

Working With Ditko, TwoMorrows. Not a new release but a recent one: Bronze Age comics scribe Jack C. Harris’ illustrated memoir of collaborating with the inscrutable Steve Ditko.

Pacific Comics Companion, TwoMorrows. This one is available now through TwoMorrows and is due in comics shops Nov. 15. It is exactly what the cover text says it is.

Galloping Around the Cosmos, Betsy Books. Another book that was released recently. (More on it here.) Edited by our pal and columnist Jim Beard, it features essays from a litany of names you know — like Paul Kupperberg, Alex Segura, Dayton Ward, Keith R.A. DeCandido and Corinna Sara Bechko — about the impact Star Trek had on them as kids. I really wanted to participate in this one. Badly. Unfortunately, I was disqualified: I didn’t fall in love with Trek until I was 19 — too old for the book’s concept. BEAARRRRRRD!

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

Wesley Dodds: The Sandman #1, DC. Really cool to see the original Sandman back in the spotlight.

Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 4: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck — Maharajah Donald, Fantagraphics. Tales from early in Carl Barks’ Duck tenure, collected in gorgeous full-color hardcover!

Capwolf and the Howling Commandos #1, Marvel. Somewhere Mark Gruenwald is smiling.

Dan adds: Yeah. I dig it.

Marvel Age Omnibus, Vol. 1, Marvel. Only in comic books would you find a $125 giant hardcover collection of a monthly advertising magazine from 40 years ago. That being said, I kinda want one.

Dan adds: OK, so how about a FOOM omnibus now? And you at the Distinguished Competition, how about an Amazing World of DC Comics omni?

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Mosr definitely do I want an Amazing World of DC big honking book!

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  2. Yes. I would also get the Amazing World of DC if they printed it. I never appreciated it in the day but certainly would now.

    Also, I can’t give enough kudos to the book Working with Ditko. It was fascinating to have insight into work being done at DC in the ’70s. I think Jack should have been the role model for how to work with the artist as part of a team to produce some great work.

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  3. I git rid of my Marvel Ages years ago and totally regret it now.

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  4. Marvel could start by reprinting issues 1-4 of FOOM edited by Jim Steranko. The whole run is 3 inches wide. Too big for my liking. That would make a great TPB series.

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  5. Where’s my FOOM collection?????

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  6. DC did include a good portion of the Justice League of America issue of Amazing World in the third Bronze Age JLA Omnibus. The extras on that volume are not usually mentioned in content solicitations.

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