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Fantastic Five: Week of August 19, 2020

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Fantastic Five: Week of August 19, 2020

The best reviewed comic books of the week on AIPT.

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!

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Voyage to the Stars #1

Words by James Asmus. Art by Connie Daidone.

Voyage to the Stars is an excellent first issue, mixing science fiction and comedy into an instantly likable package. It has a great blend of dynamic characters and adventurous fast-paced storytelling. (9/10)

–David Brooke

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No One’s Rose #4

Words by Zac Thompson & Emily Horn. Art by Alberto Alburquerque.

Alberto Alburquerque’s art is the lynch pin of this series — his ability to capture intimate character moments within a vast sci-fi world is unparalleled. Being able to juggle these wonderful set-pieces really hones in the reading experience. Not only that, but being able to make the world feel downtrodden and diverse in its expansive world creates so many other stories that readers may be missing. Even further is the great character designs that allow for this bridge between modern cultures. (9/10)

–Arbaz M. Khan

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Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1

Words and art by a LOT of people.

All in all, this is a good anthology comic book one-shot and an especially good value. It has five stories, cool one-page dossiers between each story, and enough to make it all matter to the main event. There’s also a great map of the remade world by Jared Blando and honestly a lot here for any type of reader. (9/10)

–David Brooke

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Batman #97

Words by James Tynion IV. Art by Jorge Jimenez.

This is a great issue overall, but it did feel like a lull compared to the others. This must be that part of the story where you catch your breath and set up for the big bang. I am stunned by that cliffhanger last page and can’t wait for the next issue. (9/10)

–Christopher Franey

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Nightwing #73

Words by Dan Jurgens. Art by Ryan Benjamin.

‘Nightwing’ #73 is another great issue that gets us closer to some closure with Grayson’s current status. This issue really makes you think how lucky we were to have Ric, because the Joker has created an even worse monster: one who looks like family. (9/10)

–Christopher Franey

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