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Fantastic Five: Week of January 6, 2021

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Fantastic Five: Week of January 6, 2021

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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The Dreaming: Waking Hours #6

Words by G. Willow Wilson. Art by Javier Rodriguez.

The Dreaming: Waking Hours #6 continues an exceptional run of a carefully crafted and highly entertaining story. This is comic book magic about magic in a world with limitless possibility. The Dreaming: Waking Hours is a story radiating with life and art, and will assuredly imbue you with radiance too. (10/10)

–David Brooke

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Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

Words by Scott Snyder. Art by Greg Capullo.

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7 is a satisfying conclusion to an incredibly large and sometimes unruly event. At its core is a message of hope, to never give up even if there is seemingly no way to win, and to carry on because we make each other stronger by doing so. That’s a message many of us will hold close to our hearts, after an incredibly difficult and scary 2020. Dark Nights: Death Metal is an incredible spectacle shining a light on the glory of the infinite possibilities of comics. This is an event that may just make you change the way you think about comics. (9.5/10)

–David Brooke

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Scout’s Honor #1

Words by David Pepose. Art by Luca Casalanguida.

Scout’s Honor #1 is a strong first issue built on a great premise. It doesn’t hold back and instead delivers exciting action, interesting twists, and a brand new dystopian world that manages to feel truly original. (9/10)

–David Brooke

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M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games #2

Words by Patton Oswalt & Jordan Blum. Art by Scott Hepburn.

M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games is an anti-hero story that’s hard to resist. If you’re looking for riotous, violent escapism with infectious energy, you can’t go wrong with this series. M.O.D.O.K. fans are in for a treat as the character is getting his due here and then some. (9/10)

–David Brooke

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Future State: Swamp Thing #1

Words by Ram V. Art by Mike Perkins.

Although it takes place in a decimated world, the first issue of ‘Future State: Swamp Thing’ strikes a hopeful tone and is full of the joy of discovery. (9/10)

–Nathan Simmons

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