Every week, comic fandom is gifted with a slew of fantastic stories from a slew of fantastic creators. These days there’s just so much good stuff out there that it can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re new to comics. Thus AIPT presents to you, Fantastic Five! A weekly column where we pick five fantastic books released during the week and tell you why you should take a chance on them via a snippet from our reviews.
Enjoy, and happy reading!
DCeased: Unkillables #3
Words by Tom Taylor. Art by Karl Mostert.
Bloody, satisfying, and often bloody satisfying, DCeased: Unkillables #3 is a perfect conclusion to the series. Taylor’s excellent script work and Karl Mostert’s gripping visuals are a double-tap of humor and horror that will leave you clamoring for more. (10/10)
Hawkeye: Freefall #5
Words by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Otto Schmidt.
Get ready for a great return to Hawkeye comics as some serious situations are being set up that will have major consequences for Clint’s future. This issue is putting into motion some actions that might change Clint’s status in the Marvel Universe. (9.5/10)
Words by Joe Hill. Art by Stuart Immonen.
Plunge is turning out to be one of my favorite horror comics in some time. It has everything you’d want and then some thanks to the crisp characters and creepy underbelly that lies just below the surface. Read this to get the shivers running down your spine. Plunge is utterly unique and finds darkness in the spaces between reason and the chilling unknown. (9.5/10)
Words by Kelly Thompson. Art by Javier Pina.
Star is an intriguing character thanks to her turn from evil superhero-turned-villain-composite to a hero who is suffering from trauma. Thompson continues to impress with plotting, clever action and humor, further reminding us she’s one of the best superhero writers in the business. (9/10)
Lost on Planet Earth #2
Words by Magdalene Visaggio. Art by Claudia Aguirre.
Multiple conflicts for Basilisa to endure and navigate spice up the series as the creators lay out some interesting domestic issues worth exploring further. I can’t get over how relatable this story is, and I think many will connect with it in a real way. (8.5/10)