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Fantastic Five: Week of May 12, 2021

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Fantastic Five: Week of May 12, 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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DC Festival of Heroes #1: The Asian Superhero Celebration #1

Words and art by a huge team of incredibly talented folks.

The DC Festival of Heroes #1: The Asian Superhero Celebration is truly a celebration of the many Asian characters that populate DC Comics, but also the cultures they come from and share with others. It’s a great success for that reason alone, but there are also tales that tie into ongoing stories and hopeful new starts to look forward to as well. This anthology is filled with unforgettable moments, great action, and richly rendered culture. (9.5/10)

–David Brooke

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Rorschach #8

Words by Tom King. Art by Jorge Fornés.

Rorschach #8 is another great issue that adds to the mystery and gives you a lot to think about between issues, fantastic art that makes you question the reality of the situation, and a major puzzle that is begging to be solved. This is building my hype, so I can’t wait till we start getting some answers. (9.5/10)

–Christopher Franey

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The Joker #3

Words by James Tynion IV & Sam Johns. Art by Mirka Andolfo & Guillem March.

James Tynion IV’s skillful story of Jim Gordon on the hunt for the Joker continues with a trip to Belize—and a harrowing flashback to one of the worst moments in Gordon’s life. (9/10)

–Dan Spinelli

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Seven Secrets #8

Words by Tom Taylor. Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo.

This series has spoiled us rotten with every issue offering up some reveals, multiple character beats, and plenty of action. The second story arc certainly feels different than the first, but it’s just as exciting. It has felt like a rollercoaster ride that won’t ever stop. Seven Secrets #8 picks up from where the series left off and doesn’t skip a beat with high intensity action and stakes. (9/10)

–David Brooke

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Children of the Atom #3

Words by Vita Ayala. Art by Paco Medina.

Issue #3 of Children of the Atom sets up an interesting premise and continues to unravel new information about these mysterious kids. Carmen is already an extremely lovable character and I for one can’t wait to see where Vita Ayala takes her in the future of the series. (9/10)

–Lia Galanis

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