Amazing Forest #5

Amazing Forest #5

Writer: Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas Artist: Jack Forbes, amp, Various Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Tales for the bold. Ideas for the strange. Ulises Fariñas, Erick Freitas, and a cavalcade of new talents bring to life amazing fantastical tales: Wish goblins! Rampaging robots! A melting snowman! And a villain that conquers the world!

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Tim O'Reilly May 5, 2016

    What sets AMAZING FOREST apart from other comics is that it is paving its own distinct path. Instead of falling into many of the industry's usual tropes, this book repossesses and explodes them to create a delightfully strange structural mosaicwhere nothing about these stories seems like they should fit together, yet all dowhen put side-by-side. The true strength of of AMAZING FOREST is that it doesn't feel like it's trying to be anything more than what it is, and that's something that ought to be celebrated. Its diverse range of artistic and storytelling styles displays the true might of the Freitas-Farinas creative team, giving a newlease on life to the comic medium when it often feels tired and trodden. If you skip a book this week, don't let it be this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 3, 2016

    Yet another great collection of shorts that prove Farias and Freitas are at the top of their game. Most if not all of these stories read as if they need a short film to go with them; they're that clever and good. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White May 9, 2016

    My impression of this series is that the art is generally better than the writing, and that holds true with this issue. Still, as a stopgap read between your long-haul comics, "Amazing Forest" isn't half bad, and will keep your eyeballs amused. Read Full Review

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