In a week that lacks a typical headliner, tie goes to an underrated comic that deserves some love.
Book of the Week: The New Champion of Shazam #3
The New Champion of Shazam is what you get if you merge the sensibilities of a classic superhero story with the vibes of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. It’s the rare title that I’d say the cranks who want comics to be more like yesteryear and those who enjoy the titles of today would like, even if the former might not give it a chance. More than that, it features strong writing from Josie Campbell, absolutely electric art from Doc Shaner, and a rabbit character that’s rapidly rising through my personal “favorite characters of 2022” power rankings. It’s just a rock solid comic, one that entertains in a breezy yet impactful way. I’m a big fan of this one.