AMAZING AND FANTASTIC TALES #5

PrintE-mail Written by Dominic Cuthbert

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: AMAZING AND FANTASTIC TALES #5 / AUTHOR: JIM ALEXANDER / ARTIST: GLENN B. FLEMING, JON HAWARD / PUBLISHER: PLANET JIMBOT / RELEASE DATE: MAY

Indie imprint Planet Jimbot, founded by the two Jims of its namesake (Alexander and Campbell) prove there’s still plenty of exciting rumblings in the indie comics’ scene. Amazing and Fantastic Tales, like the portmanteau comics of yesteryear, combines recurring episodic stories of sequential art and short stories, including one-offs and narratives that build over each issue.

As with the four issues before it, the fifth and final kicks off with Kroom, a metaphysical love story. The story is brought to a satisfying and surprising conclusion. The art from Glenn B. Fleming does have an awkward rigid quality, but the writing keeps the reader engaged.

It goes on to conclude Jim Alexander’s western adventure story The Last Posse with a sly and pleasing end. But the highlight of the last issue is the story Facts of Life, penned by Jim Alexander with bold art from Jon Haward. It’s a charming coming of age tale and family saga wrapped up in a few pages that’s as disciplined as it is engaging.

It’s strikingly odd, set well apart from any contemporaries, and a pleasing pay-off since the release of the first issue in 2013. It’s a celebration of indie talent and a great platform for Jim Alexander to collaborate with different artists. It’s fascinating to see his distinct writing paired off with so many different styles. If Amazing and Fantastic Tales is any indication, then Planet Jimbot still has plenty up their sleeves.
 


Suggested Articles:
Fanzines have of course been around since fandom began and are a mainstay of our genre culture. Some
The legend of Sir Bevis of Hampton is a story from British medieval mythology which has somehow fall
Billed as ‘A Doctor Who Comics Event’, Supremacy of the Cybermen, a five-issue mini-series from
Julia Davenport has a problem in her sex life – whenever she orgasms, she releases a mysterious de
scroll back to top

Other articles in Comic Book Reviews

VWORP VWORP! VOLUME 3 26 March 2017

BLOOD AND VALOUR 20 March 2017

DOCTOR WHO – SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN 17 March 2017

OFF GIRL #1 04 March 2017

WRAITHBORN VOLUME 1 27 February 2017

MY SO-CALLED SECRET IDENTITY VOL. 2 26 February 2017

THE BIG COMIC CON 24 February 2017

ROYAL DESCENT #4 14 February 2017

BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 08 February 2017

ROBYN (ISSUE ONE) 07 February 2017

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner