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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of August 11, 2021

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of August 11, 2021

The best reviewed comics of the week on AIPT.

Welcome back to another edition of Fantastic Five, where we round up the highest rated single-issue comic books of the week to give a birds-eye view of the cream of the crop. This week, DC Comics blew us away with two excellent issues, while indie comics were well represented by BOOM! and AHOY Comics. Not to be undone, Marvel also makes the list.

Take a look at some snippets of AIPT’s reviews of the top books of the week, and check out each issue’s respective full review for more information. Congrats to the best books of the week!

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Daredevil #33

Daredevil #33 is another great issue. The reveal to Bullseye, finding this new skeleton in Fisk’s closet, and seeing the path Elektra is on to keep me entertained for the month. I look forward to seeing the wrap-up to these new developments, and this issue helps to carry the arc forward.

Read Christopher Franey’s review.

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of August 11, 2021

Infinite Frontier #4

It’s a broken record at this point to say that every DC fan should be reading this book, and that Williamson and everyone else working on this book is absolutely killing it. They’ve proven at this point that no one will be able to predict what is next, but whatever it is will be awesome. Therefore readers should give themselves every opportunity to be a part of the ride.

Read Ryan Perry’s review.

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of August 11, 2021

Batman ’89 #1

This first issue contains a number of surprises, particularly in how that it introduces classic elements from the comics in ways that fit the world of the films. The Batman mythos is getting explored and expanded here, with some plot points seeming to take their cue from the original pitch for Batman Returns. In other words, this is a treasure trove of cinematic “what ifs,” finally playing out for the audience — and we’re only one issue in.

Read Nathan Simmons’ review.

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of August 11, 2021

Black’s Myth #2

Black’s Myth #2 builds significantly on the first issue. What was an interesting concept last month is now a proper conversation starter. Only two issues in and it has the feeling of a book that has word passed around at a con. “Have you read that mythological noir book?” It’s well worth the read.

Read Alex McDonald’s review.

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of August 11, 2021

Mamo #2

Mamo #2 widens the horizon of the larger story and develops its characters well. This series continues to be a breath of fresh air and a soothing experience. It’s a series young and old alike should appreciate, and it has a uniqueness in regards to the magic that feels entirely new.

Read David Brooke’s review.

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of August 11, 2021

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