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Fantastic Five: Week of January 13, 2021

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Fantastic Five: Week of January 13, 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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King in Black: Thunderbolts #1

Words by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Juan Ferreyra.

Oozing with thrilling action, humor, and gorgeous artwork, King in Black: Thunderbolts #1 is pure fun. Rosenberg’s use of humor to provide levity during a symbiote invasion is perfect. However, Ferreyra’s artwork is worth the price of admission alone. (10/10)

–Chris Showalter

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Home Sick Pilots #2

Words by Dan Watters. Art by Caspar Wijngaard.

‘Home Sick Pilots’ is a supernatural horror that has the stylistic resources to match the freshness of its ideas. The second issue improves on the already exciting first issue in ways that will challenge what you think a comic book can do. (9.5/10)

–David Brooke

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Future State: Dark Detective #1

Words by Matthew Rosenberg & Mariko Tamaki. Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico & Dan Mora.

Simply the best of what Future State has to offer. The one-two punch of Dark Detective and Grifters makes for an excellent package. The artwork is gorgeous and drives home the central theme of vulnerability as well as the dynamic action scenes. (9.5/10)

–Dan Berlin

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Mighty Morphin #3

Words by Ryan Parrott. Art by Marco Renna.

Mighty Morphin #1 was a great first issue and this third issue continues the trend. This book is nearly wall-to-wall action, but still spends quality time with the characters in between the fight scenes to add a human element. Mighty Morphin juggles pure action, human moments, and clever ideas to perfection. (9/10)

–David Brooke

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Heavy #4

Words by Max Bemis. Art by Eryk Donovan.

It may seem like hyperbole when discussing events in comics, but this issue quite literally changes everything about this series going forward. It’s loud, it’s wild, it’s messy, and it’s wonderfully Heavy. (9/10)

–Nathan Simmons

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