The Washington Times - November 17, 2008, 05:55PM

By Greg Bennett

Legendary comic book store owner Greg Bennett provides a pair of recommendations for comic book lovers every week. Titles are either currently on specialty store shelves or shipping or in the near future. Fans can also click on the covers to appreciate the fine art.


Bat-Manga from Pantheon

Bat-Manga, trade paperback, Pantheon ($29.95)

1966’s Batman TV show helped to spread Bat-Mania to the four corners of the globe, including Japan. Chip Kidd takes all of the bizarre Japanese Batman comics of 1966-67, and puts them together in a beautiful package. Totally weird, and totally cool.

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman from DC Comics

JSA Kingdom Come Special: Superman, DC Comics ($3.99)

Best Alex Ross art since Kingdom Come! What more do you need?

Greg Bennett is the Owner/Manager of Big Planet Comics, a chain of pop art specialty stores in the DC Metro area with locations in Georgetown, Bethesda, Vienna, & College Park.