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 Geoffrey Thorne. Art by German Peralta.
King in Black: Black Panther #1 is a remarkable tie-in to Marvel’s newest event. Because the issue focuses solely on Wakanda, it makes for an accessible read even if you haven’t been keeping up with King in Black. Geoffrey Thorne’s writing shows off T’Challa’s calculating warrior traits in a way that doesn’t make him seem completely heartless. And the artwork by Germán Peralta and Jesus Aburtov delivers blockbuster visuals that make this a must-have for fans of Black Panther and Wakanda. (10/10)
Words by Al Ewing. Art by Bernard Chang, Ray-Anthony Height, Nico Leon, and Valerio Schiti.
Ewing’s work shines as always and Schiti, Chang, Height, and Leon’s pencil work is truly a sight to behold –if you’ve been enjoying S.W.O.R.D. so far, this issue is another big pleaser. (9.5/10)
Words by Donny Cates, John Ridley, and Jed MacKay. Art by Chris Bachalo, Jesus Saiz, and Jorge Fornes.
This is yet another fantastic example of how shorter comics stories can reap huge benefits. All three stories do a little bit more with the story than simply showing off fight scenes, which is an improvement on previous issues. Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #3 is a instant buy if you dig clever storytelling packaged with lots of Wolverine, blood, and fight comics goodness. (9.5/10)
Words by Matthew Rosenberg and Mariko Tamaki. Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico and Dan Mora.
Writer Mariko Tamaki, artist Dan Mora, and colorist Jordie Bellaire are perfectly in sync on what kind of story they want to tell and what visual language they need to express it. (9.5/10)
Words by Paul Cornell. Art by Sally Cantirino.
‘I Walk With Monsters’ #3 continues to slowly raise the heat on this psychological and supernatural horror story pointed straight at the rot in the heart of America. (9/10)
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