Pick Of The Week: What To Read As Recommended By Our Regular Reviewers

by Olly MacNamee

As we enter the weekend, you may be planning a Covid-19 safe trip to your local comic book store. If you do, you may want to pick up the following two titles as reviewed by our team here through this past week:

The Resistance #5 (AWA Upshots)

Written by J Michael Straczynski

Art by Mike Deodato Jr.

The Resistance #5 sees the action, espionage and undercover super heroics go global as we take a trip, firstly to North Korea and then to Belarus, in the penultimate issue of this current world-building series from J Michael Straczynski and Mike Deodato Jr. and the beginnings of the fight back by this with powers to protect the less fortunate.

From the real-world pandemic The Resistance reflected – more by coincidence than design – to the real-world politics it also reflects, this series has been a real study in the effects such folks could have on a world not too dissimilar to our own.

The Resistance continues to impress and it will be interesting to see what’s next in this book’s evolution. Even with one more issue left, I cannot help but feel we are only scratching the surface of this fascinating, relatable world. – Olly MacNamee

Rating: 9/10

Full review can be read here

Written by Leah Williams

Art by David Baldeon

In today’s world, content is king. Content providers are propped up and idolized, often to the detriment of their mental and physical help, their relationships, and much more. However, when you combine that with Mojo, the Marvel Universe’s ultimate content king, then X-Factor is in for a terrifying and timely adventure.

In three issues, X-Factor has quickly established itself as the morally complex and emotionally resonant superhero book we were missing. I’m on the edge of my seat for where this may go next. – Tony Thornley

Rating: 9/10

Full review can be read here

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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