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

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Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension

The Fifth Beatle: 10th Anniversary Edition, Dark Horse. A wonderful graphic novel centering on Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who, while having to hide his love away, helped shape a pop culture phenomenon that remains exceptionally powerful decades after the band broke up — and will remain so for decades to come. (Just see the latest hubbub over the song Now and Then.) Written by Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary and illustrated by Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker, this hardcover includes all sorts of new bonus material.

Nightwing #108, DC. The best ongoing comic being produced today, even if artist Bruno Redondo has been MIA. As an avowed Dick Grayson Robin fan, Tom Taylor’s version of Nightwing is exactly how I imagined the former Teen Wonder would be as an adult. A terrific read and this pirate arc has already provided laugh-out-loud moments.

Titans #5, DC. Nightwing’s sister book has been rock solid. Fun that it comes out the same week. Guest-starring Swamp Thing!

Titans: Beast World — Evolution #1, DC. I still haven’t decided whether I’m in for the upcoming Beast World event, but this one-shot is worth mentioning: It includes three Beast Boy/Changeling stories, from the Silver, Bronze and Modern Ages, including Teen Titans #6 (by Bob Haney and Bill Molno), Tales of the New Teen Titans #3 (by Marv Wolfman and George Perez) and Action Comics #1051 (by Leah Williams and Marguerite Sauvage).

The Riddler: Year One, DC. I have not read this. I’m not sure I want to. Only because I really dug The Batman and am not certain I want everything about the Riddler’s background explained. My imagination makes it so much worse. That said, actor Paul Dano, who wrote this mini now collected in hardcover, had such a grasp on the character that his take is as valid as any, save maybe Matt Reeves and Peter Craig’s.

Batman/Superman: World’s Finest #21, DC. Batman and Superman are knee deep in the alternate Earth of Kingdom Come, with Boy Thunder’s future looking bleak. Whatever can our heroes do?

X-Men #141 Facsimile Edition, Marvel. The Days of Future Past, Part 1! Part 2 is coming next week!

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

Jay Garrick: The Flash #2, DC. Hard for me to resist a Stargirl guest appearance.

Marvel Studios Hawkeye: The Art of the Series, Marvel. Not only is Hawkeye my favorite of the MCU series, it’s also rapidly become a holiday tradition around my house. Looking forward to watching it again next month.

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld #1, Marvel. If they’re going to tell new stories from the original Secret Wars, I really wish they would have brought in Jim Shooter to write it. But I still have such a soft spot for this series that I have to check it out.

Dan adds: Dig the homage variant by Ryan Stegman:

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Love the Mattel Secret Wars toy shield pattern in the background on that Secret Wars cover!

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