It’s a red, white and boo kind of week …
Scott Tipton, Co-Owner, Blastoff Comics, North Hollywood, Calif.
New Teen Titans Vol. 3 TPB, DC Comics. I love seeing the Wolfman and Perez run back in print.
Captain America: White #1, Marvel. It’s been a long time coming. Loeb and Sale are always worth reading.
Agent Carter #1, Marvel. I have absolutely no problem with Peggy Carter getting a bigger role in Marvel history thanks to the movies and TV show.
Aimee LoSecco, JHU Comic Books, Manhattan
Mystery and horror abound in this week’s picks!
The Bozz Chronicles TPB, Dover Publications. David Michelinie and Bret Blevins’ Sherlock Holmesian mystery is reprinted in all its Victorian glory! If you enjoy streetwalking, sci-fi sleuthing… then this book is clearly for you!
Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations GN, Moonstone. The Vertigo noir series is reprinted for the first time, along with two new short stories written for this edition! The main story, Baller, follows our protagonist down some pretty dark alleys and shady docks as he investigates a basketball player wanted for murder.
Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #21, Bongo Comics. It’s the Treehouse of Horror. You know you want it. If you need more impetus than that, there’s gremlins, the Rapture, and a send-up of “Metropolis.” It’s Simpsons Halloweening at its finest!
Dan Greenfield, Editor, 13th Dimension
Doctor Fate #4, DC Comics. I’m thinking about making it my mission to save this comic. It doesn’t require the helmet of Nabu to tell you it’s already on shaky ground. But this is a book that’s fun, smart, smart and fun. It’s stupid to point out how much of a storytelling pro Paul Levitz is (but I did it anyway). And I dig Sonny Liew’s idiosyncratic art. (Click here for the preview.)
Captain America: White #1, Marvel Comics. I’m not down with everything Loeb and Sale have done. Maybe that makes me a cretin. Maybe it makes me more demanding. Whatever. I’m buying this one because I gotta try it. What I’ve seen looks prettttty.
Weird Love #9, IDW/Yoe Comics. My God, is this comic hilarious. And this month, you get John Buscema doing bizarro romance comics in “Female of the Species.” But that’s not all! You get the torrid “Breakdown!” and the titillating “Jail Bait!” And more, more, more! Man, mid-century sexual repression was never this much fun. (Click here for the preview.)