Anthony’s comics picks for March 2020

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Here’s my monthly look at comics of interest coming out for March 2020.

Archie

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Super Duck #1 (of 4), $4

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Fence: Rivals OGN, on sale May 2020, $15
  • Lumberjanes #72, $4
  • Lumberjanes vol. 14 TPB, on sale May 2020, $15

DC Comics

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • My Video Game Ate My Homework GN, on sale April 15, $10
  • Gotham High GN, on sale April 1, $17
  • Superman Smashes the Klan TPB, on sale May 6, $17

Marvel

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Strange Academy #1, $5
  • Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed, vol. 2: Stormranger TPB, $18
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Big Squirrels Don’t Cry TPB/digest, $13

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Lumberjanes #72 cover
“Lumberjanes” #72. Art by Kat Leyh.

Archie’s bringing back Super Duck in a new miniseries. (Yes, miniseries are now Archie’s primary thing.) Super Duck was a long-running 1940s and 1950s humor title. At first Supe (as he’s nicknamed) was a Superman parody, but the title oddly switched very early on to making him a pastiche of another famous cartoon character, Donald Duck.

Apparently, Archie’s never seen any legal action by Disney over Super Duck, unlike what Marvel faced over Howard the Duck in the 70s. The new miniseries seems to emphasize the superhero side of things (Supe’s now a down-on-his-luck ex-hero).

“Lumberjanes” this month is a story about the very first Lumberjane.

DC’s young adult graphic novels this month includes one about a teenage Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, and pre-Joker “Jack Napier” as students at Gotham High School. There’s also a trade collection of “Superman Smashes the Klan” (based on the famous 40s radio show storyline). Finally, “My Video Game Ate My Homework” doesn’t seem tied to any DC character or element as far as I know, which seems unusual for DC these days.

Meanwhile, Marvel’s March 2020 comics include a new series about Dr. Strange opening a school in New Orleans for gifted young sorcerers-in-training. Marvel’s also putting out a digest-sized Squrrel Girl trade reprint, presumably to appeal to kids.

Finally, there’s two new Marvel characters of note this month. First, Miles Morales now has a baby sister, Billie. Second, Ms. Marvel’s book has a new hero, Fadi Fadlalah (aka “Amulet”). Both characters were co-created by both books’ current writer, Saladin Ahmed.


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