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!
Words by Kelly Thompson. Art by Lee Garbett.
While Kelly Thompson’s whole Captain Marvel run is good, this arc is easily one of the best, and it’s sad to think that it’s probably half over. (10/10)
Words by Chip Zdarsky. Art by Mike Hawthorne & Marco Checchetto.
This is a great tie-in issue to King in Black. Yes, it does change lanes with what we have been reading and wanting, but Zdarsky makes this a side trip you’ll want to go on. Get ready for some wild showdowns, plot advancement, and a broken man meeting a dark god. Hell’s Kitchen is really cooking! (9.5/10)
Words by Jeff Lemire. Art by Tyler Crook.
This is a deeply emotional and touching finale to the Colonel Weird miniseries. Colonel Weird: Cosmagog is an example of how comics can do things with storytelling no other medium can, as demonstrated by two of the best in the business today. (9.5/10)
A showcase of comics art at its finest, Batman Black & White #2 continues to honor the series’ roots and push into new and exciting places. Additionally, if you can, I highly encourage buying physical versions of this series. There’s a depth to the blacks that are really best seen in print, and that standard monitors or devices may not be able to replicate. (9.5/10)
Words by Tom King. Art by Mitch Gerads.
Under the guise of superheroes, Gerads, Shaner, and King have been telling a meaningful story about soldiers at war and what that war does to them. What they bring home and how that affects us all is explored in meaningful ways that allow the reader to come to their own conclusions. Strange Adventures remains one of the most meaningful superhero stories on the stands today. (9.5/10)
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