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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of July 28, 2021

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of July 28, 2021

Top fantastic five reviews included titles from Image Comics, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics this week.

Welcome back to Fantastic Five, our weekly column to highlight the highest-rated comics reviewed on AIPT. We strive to review as much as possible each week to give you a good sense of what came out and what is working for our staff of over 20 reviewers.

This week had many DC Comics reviews make the cut with three out of the top five coming from the publisher. Marvel Comics and Image Comics both took one each.

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Below you’ll find the highest-rated, and best-reviewed, comics in the industry.

Harley Quinn #5

Overflowing with witty writing and dynamic artwork, Harley Quinn #5 is a pleasure to read from cover to cover. A large portion of this issue’s success is the result of Stephanie Phillips’ ability to draw parallels between Harley Quinn’s heroic journey and Hugo Strange’s shtick as a copycat Batman. Additionally, Phillips’ discussion of literary elements throughout Harley’s narration is a humorous method of delivering each plot point as well as her thesis on storytelling. However, this story would feel incomplete without Riley Rossmo’s energetic artwork.

  • Chris Showalter.

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S.W.O.R.D. #7

S.W.O.R.D. #7 is another stellar issue in a great series. Ewing and Caselli make a great team and it’s hard not to be excited for the future of this book.

  • Lia Kolb

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Strange Adventures #11

Strange Adventures #11 is a great example of how comics storytelling can play with time, space, and emotion in unique ways. The art team is doing incredible work thanks to the masterful plotting and a constant give and take. As penultimate issues go, this issue delivers plenty to ponder and promise for the finale.

  • David Brooke

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Superman: Son of Kal-El #1

This series feels akin to Taylor’s Nightwing in that it could just be banger after banger each month.

  • Ryan Perry

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Made in Korea #3

The on-page sense of impending disaster feels like a growing tidal wave that you can see on the horizon. Exactly what Holt plans to do with that beats me, but damn is it exhilarating.

  • Julian Coupal

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Made in Korea fantastic five

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