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The Comic Lounge's Picks of the Week (3/4/20)



RYAN'S PICKS



FLASH #750


This is an issue I've been looking forward to for months. I don't need to tell you guys how much I love Flash, you should know by now. Williamson and every creator that worked on this issue delivered THE best anniversary issue I've ever read. This also sets up some interesting things for DC moving forward.


Here's the solicit:


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!



STRANGE ADVENTURES #1


When this book was announced I could hardly contain my excitement. I've always had an affinity for DC's stable of underrated characters, especially Adam Strange. What King, Gerads, and Shaner gave us though was something incredibly special. mark my words this book will definitely be winning some Eisner awards this year.


Here's the solicit:


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!



STRANGE ACADEMY #1


This is a book that has some serious potential to be really fuckin awesome. Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos teaming up seems like a match made in heaven. I love when Marvel takes chances on concepts like this and it seems like this might be a sleeper hit of the year for them.


Here's the solicit:


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?!



GEN'S PICKS



MERCY #1