It's Dead Girl time. We were to have expected a new X-Cellent comic book series by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred by now. But stuff has gotten in the way. As Bleeding Cool reported, sales of the 2019 X-Statix one-shot weren't great, and then the whole House Of X thing hit and plans changed.
X-Cellent #1 house ad that never was.
However, while the X-Statix characters have been missing from Krakoa – save from the inevitable Doop in a background scene or two, yesterday's Strange Academy made a big return for one of them. Dead Girl. And now she's working as a counsellor at Strange Academy.
Not the only character popping by the comic this week. The God of Thunder pays a flying visit.
Rocket Raccoon reveals he is quite the boomer with Groot in tow.
It has been suspected that the character of Agnesin Wandavision is Agatha Harkness, trapped in Wanda's vision of a world – and whose birthday coincides with the Salem witch trials. And this week, in Marvel Comics' Strange Academy, she was back as a tutor in the college for the mystical youth of the Marvel Universe.
Just in case you wanted to join even more dots. She knows quite a lot about coming back from the dead as well.
STRANGE ACADEMY #8
(W) Skottie Young (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Students of Strange Academy go on a perfectly normal field trip… to space… uncovering a magical artifact… with Rocket and Groot. Yep, perfectly normal. Meanwhile, WHAT IS THE RING OF DREAD?! Rated T+In Shops: Feb 03, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Thanks to Aurélien Vives for correcting my mental blip somehow conflating Princess Diana and Dead Girl… that's what happens when you only have four hours sleep.