This Week In The Nerd Fandom: March 11th, 2023


It’s that time again. Welcome to another rousing edition of This Week In The Nerd Fandom. It has been a very big week in Pop Culture and the Nerd Fandom. Next Week, SHAZAM! The Fury of The Gods opens in theaters.

My Hero Academia To Take A Two-Chapter Break, Due To Horikoshi’s Health.

Image Credit: Shueisha Inc.

The war between the Heroes and Villains will have a temporary cease-fire. It was announced that the My Hero Academia Manga would be taking a two-week break due to Horikoshi’s health. The announcement, however, did not specify his condition.


It is the third time that the manga has taken a brief break since December 2022. When the manga took a one-week break due to Horikoshi’s health, and then in February 2023 for the same reason. If Horikoshi (or his staff) happens to read this, we hope you get to feeling better soon and be sure to get plenty of rest. The War will resume on March 27th in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine.

Bruce Banner Steps Back Into The Horrific World of The Incredible Hulk, With A New Series.

Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment

Just when Bruce thought he could walk away from a Horror-themed Nightmare that is known as The Hulk. He immediately gets pulled back in! Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Artist Nic Klein prepare to take on the Incredible Hulk in June 2023. For more on this monumental announcement, Head over to Marvel for more details!


It’s a New Day for The Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, and Steel in The Dawn of DC!

  • The Flash Issue 800 Main Cover
  • Dawn of DC: The Flash Issue One Teaser
  • Wonder Woman Issue 800 Main Cover
  • Dawn of DC: Wonder Woman Issue One Main Cover
  • Dawn of DC: Hawkgirl Issue One Main Cover
  • Dawn of DC: STEELWORKS Issue One Cover

The Dawn of DC continues to move forward, with danger lurking in every corner. The Comic Publisher announced new relaunches and the return of two beloved heroes. But, before we get to the creative shakeups, DC announced a new special titled The Dawn of DC Primer, which promises to reveal secrets and more from the yearlong storytelling initiative.

If you haven’t been keeping up with Jeremy Adam’s run on The Flash, I recommend you check it out now because there is another reboot coming! Starting on June 6th with Issue 800, it will see the return of Legendary Flash Scribe Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, and Joshua Williamson joining Jeremy Adams, for an extra-sized issue, with art by Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Todd Nanuck, Carmine Di Giandomenico, and featuring the return of Flash artist Scott Kollins, and Mike Deodato Jr. However, The Flash will see a new creative team that will be taking over, with writer Simon Spurrier, and art by Mike Deodato Jr.

DC The Flash- Entertainment Earth AD
Image Credit: Entertainment Earth

Next, the Princess of Thymiscira will be reaching her 800th Issue, which will be available on June 20th. It will bring together writers Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Tom King with art by Joëlle Jones (Catwoman), Jen Bartel (Wonder Woman), Daniel Sampere (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths), and others for the finale of Becky Cloonan’s Epic Storyline Whatever happened to the Warrior of Truth? In September, a new era begins for Diana, Writer Tom King, and Artist Daniel Sampere bring an action-packed story that finds Wonder Woman as an Outlaw!

Finally, Michael Dorn, a Legendary Actor, and the voice of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series will be teaming up with Artist Sami Basril for the new comic book series Steelworks. Steelworks finds John Henry Irons, aka STEEL, having to come face-to-face with a terrorist seeking revenge against him. Our final part of the announcement takes us to the sky for a high-flying adventure with Kendra Saunders, aka Hawkgirl! Writer Jadzia Axelrod and Artist Amancay Nahuelpan bring us a tale of a fresh start. The Justice League has been disbanded, and Kendra decides she needs a fresh start and heads to Metropolis to begin a new life. That life is quickly interrupted by a mysterious villain with a powerful connection to the Nth Metal that makes up Hawkgirl’s wings and weapons. For a detailed report, head over to DC.

ROCK ON! BOCCHI THE ROCK! The Manga Goes Multi-Platinum, Selling Over 2 Million Copies

The Girls of Kessou Band continue their rise to the top. BOCCHI THE ROCK manga has sold over two million copies, and Manga Time Kirara has a special thank you to its many fans. To accompany this news, the original manga volumes will be reprinted. For more on this story, Crunchyroll has the details.

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