Books to Check Out: Tom King and Mitch Gerads are back together after their fantastic, award-winning “Mister Miracle” series with a brand-new take on another lesser-known DC hero: Adam Strange. Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos start teaching Marvel’s young ones about magic. And Walter Simonson returns to Norse mythology in his epic “Ragnarok” series.
CROW LETHE #1 (OF 3) CVR A MOMOKO
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Ilias Kyriazis (CA) Peach Momoko
He is NULL NARCOS, popular performer in the FREAK-CHIC CIRCUS SIDESHOW, able to endure horrific violence on his body without pain. But outside his nightly shows, Null is a blank slate, with only faint but disturbing memories of who he was before revealed.
When other performers begin dying mysteriously, Null is haunted by a golden-eyed stalker and begins to remember a life he’d thought long gone… a life of murder, terror, and black wings.
(W) Francis Manapul, Geoff Johns, Michael Moreci, Mary Wolfman, Various Others, Joshua Williamson (A) Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Scott Kolins, Stephen Segovia, David Marquez, Bryan Hitch, Francis Manapul, Riley Rossmo, Various Others
Beginning: “The Flash Age”! The story we’ve been building toward since issue #50 comes to a head! While a supercharged Speed Force wreaks havoc on Barry Allen’s life, a new threat appears on the horizon in the form of the deadly Paradox. Destined to destroy the Flash’s legacy, Paradox sends his herald, Godspeed, to trap the Flash family! Plus, in this special anniversary issue: tales from across the generations of super-speedsters by an all-star lineup of writers and artists!
RAGNAROK BREAKING OF HELHEIM #4 (OF 6)
(W/A) Walter Simonson
As Thor travels deeper into the monstrous canyons of Helheim, he encounters a wild pack of ferocious wolves, larger than any he has seen before. They bear him a terrible grudge and reveal a hitherto unknown secret of the final battle between the gods and their enemies, a secret that has stretched across the centuries since the fall of the gods. And it could spell death-the real death-for Thor.
STRANGE ACADEMY #1
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
A SORCERER SCHOOL FOR THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he’s avoided for decades; he’s opened a school for young sorcerers. Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians. But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?!
STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 (OF 12)
(W) Tom King (A) Evan Shaner (A) Mitch Gerads
After winning five Eisner Awards and topping year-end “best of lists,” the comic book of 2019 was Mister Miracle. The comic book of 2020 will be Strange Adventures.
The Mister Miracle team of writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads are joined by fan-favorite artist Evan “Doc” Shaner to bring you an epic tale in the tradition of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and DC: The New Frontier-a story of blood, war, and love that readers will be talking about for years to come.
Adam Strange is the hero of Rann, a man famous throughout the galaxy for his bravery and honor. After leading his adopted home to victory in a great planetary war, Adam and his wife Alanna retire to Earth, where they are greeted by cheers, awards, and parades. But not all is as happy and nice as it seems, as the decisions Adam made during battles on Rann come back to haunt his family and threaten the entire DC Universe. And now a surprise DC hero will have to choose between saving Adam Strange and saving the world.
A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point-and beyond!
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