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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of September 15, 2021

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of September 15, 2021

The five best single-issue comic books of the week, based on their AIPT review scores.

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Fantastic Five! There were several top-notch comic books released this week, but we’re here to find the cream of the crop; the five best books of the week based on the score they received here at AIPT. This week, the top five books come to us from Marvel, DC, and IDW. Let’s check ’em out!

Sonic the Hedgehog #44

Emotional, expressive, heartwrenching, and immensely satisfying. This is Sonic character drama at its very best.

Read Reg Cruickshank’s full review:

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‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ #44 is sweet and sorrowful

Superman and the Authority #3

Mikel Janín, Travel Foreman, Grant Morrison, and company offer up joyously sharp, beautifully illustrated commentary on certain trends in contemporary cape comic writing and reading that is as funny as it is insightful.

Read Justin Harrison’s full review:

‘Superman and the Authority’ #3 is a hilarious, pointed cape comic

Batman: Urban Legends #7

Is there any superhero that suits the futuristic spin as well as Batman? This book answers that question with four great Batman stories that play in sandboxes already created, but bring in new and clever ideas. If you’ve come to worship futuristic Batman, Batman: Urban Legends #7 is a cathedral of great ideas, visuals, and brilliant delights.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Batman: Urban Legends’ #7 offers ideas, visuals, and brilliant delights

Spider-Woman #15

Spider-Woman #15 continues to excite, even if it’s a “slower” issue for the series. It still has explosions, a fight sequence with dazzling artistic ideas, and a rather uplifting focus on a young girl who needs a bit of guidance and support. The creative team continues to blend good character writing with the best action in comics today, making for possibly the best run on Spider-Woman yet.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Spider-Woman’ #15 offers the best Jessica Drew comics…ever?

Eternals: Thanos Rises #1

This book takes a bit of patience to allow it to flow over you, but once you’re thoroughly engrossed it’s hard not to marvel at the smartness of the story. Like Gillen said in AIPT’s interview back in August, this is an excellent berserker sci-fi mythological comic. Eternals: Thanos Rising feels otherworldly as if plucked from another dimension, offering secrets and enjoyment we dare not touch, but must.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Eternals: Thanos Rises’ #1 is an otherworldly joy to read

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