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Dead Girl Returns To Marvel Comics This Week

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.

Marvel To Launch The X-Ellents by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred in 2020X-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.

Princess Diana - Or Dead Girl If You Must - Returns To Marvel Comics This Week
Dead Girl in Strange Academy #8

Not the only character popping by the comic this week. The God of Thunder pays a flying visit.

Agatha Harkness Returns To Marvel Comics This Week
Thor in Strange Academy #8

Rocket Raccoon reveals he is quite the boomer with Groot in tow.

Agatha Harkness Returns To Marvel Comics This Week
Rocket and Groot in Strange Academy #8

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.

Agatha Harkness Returns To Marvel Comics This Week
Agatha Harkness in Strange Academy #8

Just in case you wanted to join even more dots. She knows quite a lot about coming back from the dead as well.

(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.


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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