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The Gosh! Authority 25.11.20

The Gosh! Authority 25.11.20

Posted by Andrew on 21st Nov 2020

Hi folks!

I'm happy to say that we announced our Best of 2020 lists on Friday! You can find a full list of our adult and kids lists with a little commentary on each at the following links:

Best of 2020 - Adult

Best of 2020 - Kids

In other news, our standing order overspill has once again expanded somewhat, so it would be great it you haven't had a mail-out or collected your s/o at the door over the course of the lockdown and you think it may have built up a bit to drop us a line and do so. We've got Olive in a few days a week now to help push ahead with s/o mailouts!

Otherwise not much to report! We're still intending to reopen as soon as we're allowed (which looks to be December 3rd, not the 2nd as I mistakenly said before) so hopefully not too long before we see your smiling faces!

Alrighty, onto the comics. Not a massive week, but there's a few noteworthy releases!

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

  • OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 (OF 5) - The much-delayed John Ridley-penned alternative history of the DC Universe that tells the stories of minority heroes. Much like the classic post-Crisis two-parter, it's presented as illustrated prose, touring us through the major events of the DCU, but from a perspective we haven't really seen before. Giuseppe Camuncoli & Andrea Cucchi provide the illustrations.

  • I WALK WITH MONSTERS #1 - It's been a while since we've seen a now creator-owned book from Paul Cornell! Here he teams up with artist Sally Cantirino for a full-on horror series that he describes as his most personal work yet. It's about trauma and the monsters that lurk within and without, and the preview we've seen looks pretty great.

  • DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL MULTIVERSE THAT LAUGHS #1 - This anthology gives us a glimpse into the twisted worlds the Batman Who Laughs has created (including those evil Super-Pets on the cover). Stories by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Chad Hardin, Patton Oswalt, Sanford Greene, Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV and Juan Gedeon.

  • X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 - It's a grand finale to X of Swords! By Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard & Pepe Larraz.

  • KAIJU SCORE #1 - James Patrick & Rem Broo present a heist comic with a catch: the score of a lifetime is sitting under the nose of a huge kaiju. Sounds like a fun movie premise, which is probably why Sony have snapped it up!

  • POWER PACK #1 (OF 5) - Power Pack is back! The cult-favourite kid heroes return, with Ryan North & Nico Leon at the helm. To be honest we couldn't think of a better writer for PP than Ryan North, so we'll be checking this one out.

  • WITCHER FADING MEMORIES #1 (OF 4) - A new Witcher mini-series, no doubt inspired by a certain hit Netflix show. Geralt is down on his luck as all the monsters have disappeared, so no work for Witchers. Until he gets an invite from a small town where everything is not what it seems.

  • LOIS LANE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE TP - Greg Rucka and Mike Perkins' 12-issue mini gets a nice bumper collection! If you missed this on the shelves as singles I'd highly recommend the trade. It's a journalistic thriller that really showcases the idea of Lois as a reporter. Heck, it's even got The Question, and we are always up for Rucka writing Renee Montoya / The Question. 

And that's it for this week. Join me next week when hopefully I'll be giving you some reopening information!

Andrew.