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Shelfdust Presents: The Fifty Best #1 Issues

May 7, 2023

This week it's time to FIGHT FOR EARTH!!, as we look at the comic which ended up in 16th place: New Gods #1 by Jack Kirby, Vince Coletta, and John Constanza.

New Gods explodes straight towards the reader right from the start, a burst of cosmic energy which arrives fully-formed and ready for war. The comic introduces a dazzling number of concepts and characters, each of whom seem to have a long and intensive past which only gets briefly revealed before the story moves on to the next. This week Matt is joined by guest Paul Lai to talk all about it!


Paul Lai is a comics scholar, critic and podcaster who hosts the Comics Syllabus podcast for Multiversity Comics. You can also find him on Twitter here!

Matt Lune is a critic and podcaster who has written for publications including PanelXPanel, The MNT and Multiversity. You can find him on Twitter here!