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

Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

Superman ’78: The Metal Curtain #1, DC. I’m gonna play this one issue by issue. I thought the first miniseries started off well but it just didn’t hold my attention. Nevertheless, I can always be counted on to give anything Superman: The Movie-related a crack.

DC: The New Frontier Deluxe Edition, DC. A new edition of an all-time classic. Side story: My wife and I have been doing this thing where every four weeks she shows me a movie she wants me to see and I give her a graphic novel or group of comics I’d like her to read. She recently read The New Frontier. Then, the other day she says to me, “Hey, are there any more like New Frontier?” SUCCESS!

The Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Great Responsibility, Marvel. A new printing of the second half of the Lee-Ditko Spidey. Essential, foundational reading.

Wonder Woman #1, DC. It’s a DC Facsimile Edition two-fer this week! This classic and All-Star Comics #3 (more on that below and here)!

Green Hornet Deluxe Valet Kato Action Figure, Diamond Select. Diamond has the Bruce Lee license but not, evidently, the complete Green Hornet license (or Van Williams’ likeness rights, at least). So we get groovy 7-inch-scale action figures like this, which is really, really cool, but no Green Hornet (or Britt Reid) to go with it. Tiny quibble: I so wish these were in the 6-inch scale so that they could pair up with McFarlane’s Batman ’66 figs. Oh well! We’ll take what we can get!

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

All-Star Comics #3 Facsimile Edition, DC. I haven’t been buying many of these Facsimile Editions, but I can never pass up this cover.

Dan adds: Scott?! You have to buy ALL the Facsimile Editions! It’s the 13th Dimension Code! Where have I gone wrong?

Shazam! #5, DC. This series is just so much fun.

Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, by Jack Kirby Vol. 2, DC. I am required by law to always recommend high-quality full-color Kirby collections.

Dan adds: Yeah, what he said. But he’s also required by law to buy ALL the Facsimile Editions!

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. I’m curious Dan. What other comics in the vein of New Frontier did you then recommend to your wife?

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    • I don’t there’s anything quite like New Frontier. But she prefers character-driven to plot-driven, so right now she’s reading Gotham Central. She digs it. I’m reading along with her because I haven’t read it in years.

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  2. The Superman ’78 issue bodes well for the possibility that one of my fondest hopes will be realized; A Flash ’90 series would be fun (especially if the backup feature was Nightshade!)

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    • So, Gary Frank is doing covers to Power Girl but they couldn’t get him to do a variant cover or draw this new Superman ’78 mini? What’s up with that?

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  3. My only problem with the first “Superman 78” story was having Jor-El and Lara survive the explosion. I tried to like the “Batman 89” book, but I thought that it was a mess.

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  4. That “Superman ’78” cover kinda holds my attention.

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