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 James Tynion IV. Art by Alvaro Martinez Bueno.
‘The Nice House on the Lake’ #1 is a fantastic first issue, paced by sharp writing and clear, evocative art. And yes, the twist is excellent. (9.5/10)
Words by Gerry Duggan. Art by Matteo Lolli.
The Hellfire Gala kicks off in style as Emma Frost welcomes the Avengers and more than a few villains to Krakoa. (9/10)
Words by Cullen Bunn. Art by Jonas Scharf.
Basilisk is an intriguing first issue thanks to its control of mood, atmosphere, and mystery. The story could have used a bit more, but it gets your interest enough, and certainly plays to fans of horror and superheroes. (9/10)
Words by Ram V. Art by Mike Perkins.
Ram V and Mike Perkins have delivered another absolute winner of an issue, embracing the past and the future of the Swamp Thing mythos. Newcomers and longtime Swampy readers will be surprised to see where this one goes. (9/10)
Words by Charles Soule. Art by Steve McNiven.
Now that War of the Bounty Hunters is officially underway, and will run through October, it’s quite clear this event has all the trappings of a fandom-friendly story. From familiar faces to a mad as hell Boba Fett, there’s plenty to enjoy here for casual fans and avid comics readers alike. (8.5/10)
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