In addition to going a little stir crazy these days being locked down to home with your loved ones, small businesses are hit especially hard during this time. I’ve watched some of my favorites from video to record stores evaporate away during the best of times and worry that the comic book store could be next in line. Local store in the area are finding new ways to conduct business while keeping the public safe from COVID-19 like Chris Brown of Comics and More in Madison Heights.
There are also online subscriptions services like Marvel Unlimited DC Universe and Comixology for those without a local comic store that want to take in the adventures of their favorite superheroes on their phone or tablet. With all this time on our hands here’s some recommendations of what to seek out in the world of comics.
House of X/Powers of X
I already wrote about this back in December but the short version is, The X-men are back to prominence in the Marvel universe and everything is different but familiar. Is Professor X mind controlling some of his greatest allies and enemies into getting along? Are the X-men a cult now? Writer Jonathon Hickman reset the standards of what it means to be a mutant in the 616 (the numerical designation for the marvel universe) last summer and even now with 6 monthly titles and more on the way the questions are fascinating and lead to even more questions in a way I haven’t seen since ABC’s Lost.
Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles