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Fantastic Five: Week of October 7, 2020

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Fantastic Five: Week of October 7, 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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American Vampire 1976 #1

Words by Scott Snyder. Art by Rafael Albuquerque.

American Vampire 1976 #1 effortlessly re-introduces readers to its characters, their way of life, and their new directions this story sets out to explore. Paced to perfection with characters you’re drawn to, this first issue is engaging for new readers and old alike with grand adventure, monster hunting, and a heist too. American Vampire 1976 is expertly polished, with a mosaic of interesting characters in a narrative that’s rich with history and intrigue. (10/10)

–David Brooke

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No One’s Rose #5

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

No One’s Rose has been a magnificent story, holding its reader accountable for our societal norms. This is a book that goes into looking at how our society can improve amongst all our doubts — something we may need now more than ever. (10/10)

–Arbaz M. Khan

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Lost Soldiers #3

Words by Ales Kot. Luca Casalanguida.

In each bit of discussion, there is simply a magnificent stroke of technical mastery from the whole creative team. If that wasn’t enough, the emotional rendering that each contributor brings is simply stunning with each passing issue of a series that is becoming one of the most important cultural reflections in some time. (10/10)

–Arbaz M. Khan

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DCeased: Dead Planet #4

Words by Tom Taylor. Art by Gigi Baldassini.

DCeased: Dead Planet #4 is another fantastic issue, jam-packed with all kinds of goodies, horrors, and potential. I love the fact that two characters have returned as this can really ramp the emotions up a notch, so the drama never ends. (10/10)

–Christopher Franey

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Far Sector #8

Words by N.K. Jemisin. Words by Jamal Campbell.

This issue continues the streak of near perfection that Far Sector operates in. It’s interesting, prescient, and cooler than any other comic you could buy right now. (9.5/10)

–Keigen Rea

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