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Warren Ellis and Salvador Larroca’s Newuniversal takes place in an alternate world where China won the space race and John Lennon’s still alive (but Paul is dead), a celestial flash empowers a few dubiously lucky souls.

For Fans of…
Marvel’s New Universe — both of you — an ’80s ”event” line that was anything but. (Writer Ellis is the reboot’s draw.)

Does It Deliver?
You’ll indulge cerebral meanderings for jolts like a jailed protagonist who literally shortens the long arm of the law. B+