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!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
Words by Ryan Parrott. Art by Simone Di Meo.
This was a fantastic conclusion to an amazing crossover miniseries that delivered on the wildest dreams of every ’90s kid. Heroic deeds triumph in the face of evil, brilliant mash ups with powers and zords…and of course, pizza! (10/10)
Words by Johnnie Christmas. Art by Jack Cole.
Christmas and Cole have made each issue a genuine joy to read. It’s simple storytelling, but holds itself atop complex crafting that brings this fluidity. If you haven’t picked up this series, start buying it, because it’s so worth the money. (9.5/10)
–Arbaz M. Khan
Words by Zeb Wells. Art by Dylan Burnett.
I had a blast with this finale as it reminds us Scott and Cassie only got closer as heroes. The villain is epic and it takes epic love and courage to take him down. This will give you the warm and fuzzies you want when reading a comic with your kiddo. (9.5/10)
Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
Words by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.
Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 is a boisterous blend of dynamic riotous visuals, ideas, and intriguing storytelling twists. It reads like anyone can pick it up for the wacky, crazy ideas, be absorbed enough in the plot developments to keep reading along with longtime readers, and excite in sharing in something brand new. (9/10)
Strange Adventures #2
Words by Tom King. Art by Mitch Gerads.
This is a fascinating series thanks to the duo artistic team, the meditative approach to its characters, and the deeper meaning underlining everything. King is incredible at writing subversive stories that surprise and intrigue you later, when you think hard on what you’ve read. It’s a reading experience that is very rewarding. (8.5/10)