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Fantastic Five: Week of June 30, 2021

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Fantastic Five: Week of June 30, 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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Daredevil #31

Words by Chip Zdarsky. Art by Mike Hawthorne & Adriano Di Benedetto.

Fantastic issue! Chip is letting all the pots on the stove boil and it is going to be an entertaining disaster in the kitchen. Lots of setup here, but Chip has proven before that he can deliver. (10/10)

–Christopher Franey

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Barbaric #1

Words by Michael Moreci. Art by Nathan Gooden.

‘Barbaric’ is full of bloody, balls-to-the-wall action and a surprising level of character development. This first issue both embraces and deconstructs sword and sorcery stories in a way that may surprise you. (9.5/10)


–Nathan Simmons

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Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook #1

Words by Tim Sheridan. Art by a big team of amazing people.

Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook is a super fun extra-sized issue with plenty of heart, charisma, and interesting character development. Comics like this remind us these characters are all unique in their own ways and dealing with different issues even though they’re all connected as schoolmates at the academy. It’s also a clever way to tell a one-shot story as it adds realism to a superhero school setting. (9.5/10)

–David Brooke

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Shang-Chi #2

Words by Gene Luen Yang. Art by Dike Ruan.

Shang-Chi #2 continues to be a rollicking good time. It’s fun and not afraid to try out new takes on the hero fights hero concept. It’s also episodic in nature, allowing for anyone to dip in and enjoy the adventure while ever so slightly building towards a showdown between Shang-Chi and Marvel’s greatest heroes. (9/10)

–David Brooke

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Made in Korea #2

Words by Jeremy Holt. Art by George Schall.

Made In Korea #2 continues to engage in an intelligent conversation with the reader about the definition of human connection. It isn’t afraid to tackle its mature themes with heavy questions about our relationships and shared experiences. Although it can be an eerie tone, a discerned reader will appreciate the layers that Made In Korea #2 explores and it’s only a matter of time before we see what truly happens when Jesse is activated. (9/10)

–Noelle Reyes

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