Staff Picks Are Back, and So Is Your Dad’s Superboy

Each week, ComicsXF staff offer their recommendations for what to read. New DC books come out Tuesdays, everything else Wednesdays.

Tony’s pick: Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #1: Your dad’s Superboy is back, and he’s ready to Jnco Jeans your Macarena straight into the Steve Urkel! Written by Kenny Porter (DC Mech) and drawn by Jahnoy Lindsay. ($3.99) Listen to Porter talk about the series on next week’s WMQ&A.

Zack’s pick: All Eight Eyes #1: In the forgotten corners of post-9/11 New York City, skittering shapes in the darkness prey on the people society leaves behind. College dropout Vin Spencer floats through life in a drug-and-party-fueled haze, until one terrible night sweeps him into a drifter’s reckless war against the giant eight-legged horrors stalking the city. Written by Steve Foxe (X-Men ‘92: House of XCII) and drawn by Piotr Kowalski (Come Into Me). ($3.99)

Armaan’s pick: Batgirls #17: Nothing says spring like the Aparo Park Spring Jubilee (Someone named a place after a Batman artist, take a drink). But the day turns sour quickly when snipers Gunbunny and Gunhawk appear on the scene. Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad and drawn by Robbi Rodriguez. ($3.99) Previously, in Batman stuff …

Matt’s pick: Flash #797: It’s a super-speed misadventure in babysitting as Kid Flash watches Jai and Irey West. When a sleepover goes awry, Ace has to bring back the twins, Maxine and a few new friends from across time and space. Written by Jeremy Adams and drawn by Serg Acuna. ($3.99)

Mark’s pick: Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 5: Green Dragon: Collects issues #27-31 of the rabbit ronin’s IDW adventures. By Stan Sakai. ($19.99)

Dan’s pick: Shirtless Bear-Fighter Vol. 2: Shirtless finds himself on the outs with the FUZZ, only to run afoul of the Bear God Ursa Major. Also there are lots of bad bear puns and flapjacks. It’s pretty great. Written by Jody LeHeup and drawn by Nil Vendrell for Image. ($19.99)

Austin’s pick: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Board Book: Finally, the best Star Wars movie as a board book. For kids! Illustrated by Al Williamson for Abrams. ($12.99)

Bonus pick: Under Kingdom: When high school freshman Shay’s mom disappears, he learns he is the heir to protecting a mystical realm of monsters in this all-ages Dark Horse OGN by Marie Enger and Christof Bogacs. ($14.99) Listen to Enger and Bogacs talk about the book on WMQ&A.

Dan Grote is the former editor and publisher of comics news site WMQ Comics and now edits the indie corner of ComicsXF. By day, he’s a newspaper editor, and by night, he’s … also an editor. He also co-hosts the weekly creator-interview podcast WMQ&A with Matthew Lazorwitz. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two kids and two miniature dachshunds, and his third, fictional son, Peter Winston Wisdom.