aka Dan and Scott Pick Comics They’re Looking Forward to This Week…
So after more than two years of doing HOT PICKS strictly from a retailer’s perspective, I’ve decided to shake things up a smidge.
See, after filling in for people over the holidays, I kinda found I liked making picks too. Real Life also got in the way for others, so it made sense to change some things.
I’m still calling this HOT PICKS, but — at least for now — it’s gonna be Scott Tipton and me (though I’ll still be saving all my Batpicks for the BATBOOK OF THE WEEK on Tuesdays). And you never know: Dimitrios, Ted and Jen may pay us a visit.
Anyway, Scott not only is the co-owner of Blastoff Comics in North Hollywood, Calif., he’s also a comic-book writer. He’ll also be contributing more to 13th Dimension in other ways. (Check out his piece on the forthcoming Batman ’66 Lego Batcave, for example.)
Let’s get to it, shall we?
Secret Wars #9, Marvel. How’s it all gonna end? Will it all make sense? Your guess is as good as mine.
Dirk Gently: The Interconnectedness of All Kings, IDW Publishing. Continuing the work of a genius like Douglas Adams is more than imposing; it’s impossible. Yet somehow Chris Ryall found a way. Highly recommended.
Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman #2, Action Lab. Writer Josh Henaman is putting out one of the most fun and overlooked books around. Big, bounding sci-fi action. I dig it.
Legend of Wonder Woman #1, DC. This is the print version of the new digital-first Wonder Woman origin story. It’s written by Renae De Liz, with art by De Liz and Ray Dillon. I can honestly say that I’ve never read a Wonder Woman story that I’ve outright loved, but hope springs eternal.
Superman: American Alien #3, DC. Joelle Jones on the art. Even if I didn’t like this mini — which, similar to Legend of Wonder Woman, gives us yet another origin story for the Man of Steel — I’d check it out.
Huck #3, Image. Post-modern Superman. Mark Millar — he of the dark and naughty comic — thinks Superman’s gotten too dark. (Or at least the most recent movie was.) So he’s gone subversive again — with a bright and cheery tale (at least so far) about a country bumpkin with superpowers who’s driven to do good for the sake of doing good. Refreshing.
All-New Wolverine #4, Marvel. I like this comic, by Tom Taylor and David Lopez, a lot.
Red Wolf #2, Marvel. I like this comic, by Nathan Edmondson and Dalibor Talajic, a lot. These two titles are my favorite Marvel books of the All-New All-Different relaunch, in fact.