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Fantastic Five: Week of February 24, 2021

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Fantastic Five: Week of February 24, 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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Batman Black & White #3

Words by Tim Seeley, John Ridley, Nick Dragotta, Bilquis Evely, & Bengal. Art by Bilquis Evely, Bengal, Olivier Coipel, & Kelley Jones.

Of the first three issues of Batman: Black & White, this might be the most diverse with its stories. From sci-fi worlds to ghost stories to conventional fight scenes, this book has it all. This anthology is so good you might just pray DC Comics lets its creators flesh out these shorts into miniseries. For the fan who is starved for an original Batman story, Batman: Black & White offers substantial nourishment. (10/10)

–David Brooke

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Future State: Dark Detective #4

Words by Joshua Williamson & Mariko Tamaki. Art by Giannis Milonogiannis & Dan Mora.

As a self-contained story about Bruce Wayne and the roots of Gotham’s corruption, “Dark Detective” is brilliant. As a prologue to Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora’s “Detective Comics” run, it’s even better. (9.5/10)

–Dan Spinelli

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Future State: Aquaman #2

Words by Brandon Thomas. Art by Daniel Sampere.

Thomas, Sampere and Lucas make a great case that they should be the Aquaman creative team going into the future. Endearing the readers to new characters, defining intriguing relationships, establishing fantastic new concepts and portraying it all in the most exciting way possible, in just two issues, is no small feat. If Future State is remembered for anything, it should be the success of this book. (9.5/10)

–Ryan Perry

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Something is Killing the Children #15

Words by James Tynion IV. Art by Werther Dell’edera.

Something is Killing the Children #15 is a nightmarish, nostalgic rollercoaster ride of terror. The monsters, the mystery, and of course Erica Slaughter are all great. Tynion and Dell’Edera have only begun to scratch the surface of the potential for this series. (9/10)

–Ronnie Gorham

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Black Cat #3

Words by Jed MacKay. Art by C.F. Villa.

Black Cat has been an absolute hidden gem of a series, and issue #3 proves why it needs more attention. This week’s installment will likely go down as a must-read in Felicia Hardy’s history, as it carefully and insightfully examines what makes the character so great. (9/10)

–Alexandra Iciek

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