Welcome to Fantastic Five, where we catalog the best of the best in the world of comic books over the past week. This week was a big one for comics, as AIPT awarded two perfect 10s!
Check out this week’s winner’s circle below:
Hollow Heart #6
In tying together El with the subplots of Hollow Heart’s other major characters, Allor’s script is incredibly satisfying. As the fates of Holly, Sue, and Matteo converge, it is underlined that their ability to connect and be intimate with others is just as limited by the unnamed facility as El’s themself. Allor tests the limits of the reader’s empathy, as he dares us to pity each character upon their deaths.
Nocterra #6 is a suspenseful finale to the first story arc that answers key questions well setting up a hell of a second arc. Pick up Nocterra #6 for a satisfying conclusion that’ll scare you in whole new ways.
Blanco’s planned exit from the series will unsettle its delicate, creative balance, but this book has weathered other transitions before with grace — including when Blanco first took over art duties from Joelle Jones. Whatever problems Fear State poses for Selina, the one sure bet in comics is that Catwoman will return as strong as ever.
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #3
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #3 continues to show that its strength lies in earnest and honest captions from a child’s perspective and the horror of the world around Supergirl that she so desperately wants to protect her from. This latest issue offers a parable elevated by art that forces you to linger and process. Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow feels like a once-in-a-lifetime story that is powerful in its message.
This new creative team’s first arc concludes, and it is a smash hit! This is a great example of what DC’s Infinite Frontier should be about: embracing character and history. Dick Grayson once again feels like an important character, even when outside the costume. The love and adventure appear while entertaining all types of fans!
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