Scott and Dan pick the comics they’re most looking forward to this week. Oh, and NSFW ALERT!
Scott Tipton, co-owner, Blastoff Comics, North Hollywood, Calif.
Deadpool & the Mercs for Money #1, Marvel. People are more psyched than ever for Deadpool right now with the movie on the way, and a team book that includes Stingray, Foolkiller and Slapstick hits my nostalgia buttons enough to intrigue me. By Bunn, Espin and co.
Spider-Man #1, Marvel. Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli back on Miles Morales? Sold.
Superior Foes of Spider-Man Omnibus HC, Marvel. A great, compelling and funny series that not enough people noticed at the time, unfortunately. Highly recommended. By Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber.
Dan Greenfield, editor, 13th Dimension
Swamp Thing #2, DC. The first issue of Len Wein and Kelley Jones’ collaboration was a thing of beauty. With apologies to Batman and Deadman, I’d be hard-pressed to find a character better suited to Jones idiosyncratic, exaggerated style of horror. And I greatly appreciate the story’s back-to-basics approach.
Michael Cho’s variant covers, Marvel. Yes, we’re dedicating the entire month of February to Neal Adams’ variants for DC. (Read about that here.) And every week, we select our favorite variant covers in a separate feature. (Read about that here.) But I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a special shout-out to what Michael Cho is doing for Marvel this month. I’ll be scooping up a lot of these, even if I’m not reading all the books. Beautiful work.
Spider-Man #1, Marvel. Welcome to the Big Time, Miles Morales.
Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method hardcover, Flesk Publications. Outrage! Heh.
As usual, my Batman picks will come in the BATBOOK OF THE WEEK column — part of BATMAN’S HOT-LINE.