2021 has been the year I returned to comics. I have written about this in a number of past articles. It was spurned on by buying a collection of Astonishing X-Men last Summer along with checking out HoX/PoX on Marvel Unlimited. That said the biggest factor to me getting back into comics was a new comic shop. Nerd Mall was a comic shop that opened in January of this past year. It was a cool little shop that was still getting its footing with comics. That meant they bought a lot of comics that my old shop would not stock and I got to try out a bunch of new comics. Additionally, the shop opened only a few miles from the school where I teach.