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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of September 22, 2021

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of September 22, 2021

The best comics of the week, as judged by AIPT’s staff.

Welcome back to another edition of Fantastic Five, where we round up the best of the best from the past week of comic book reviews here at AIPT! This week is an indie spotlight, as only one of the five top spots went to one of the Big Two.

Without further ado, let’s relive the five best single-issue comic books of the week!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4

Do I even have to say it? This series could, quite possibly, go down as a true masterpiece among Turtles media. Every issue has continued to knock it out of the park, and this is far from an exception to that. We get so much done here, wrapping up more and more loose threads as we draw close to the end of this dark future tale. Though with most mysteries answered and a chunk of the city back under the control of the rebels, there’s still the final confrontation between the last of the Turtles, and the legacy of the Shredder yet to come, and I cannot wait.

Read Reg Cruickshank’s full review:

‘TMNT: The Last Ronin’ #4 is intensely emotional and action-packed

Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Guardians of the Galaxy #18 is a great send-off to a fantastic arc and a love letter to Ewing’s own stint on the title. This Guardians run will surely be remembered as one of the greats and while it’s sad to see it go, it really couldn’t have ended on a stronger note.

Read Lia Kolb’s full review:

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ #18 knocks it out of the park

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #6

Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters is multifaceted as it features a clean and pleasing art style, and an all-ages story that has you rooting for the hero even in the most mundane of moments. On top of this, longtime readers can find little details and visual ideas at work that are new. It’s a comic that’s endearing, fun, and not to be missed.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters’ #6 shows how a story can feel big in the little moments

Once & Future #20

Once & Future’s 20th uses its gorgeous action set pieces to do intriguing character work, and on a narrative level, it continues to be pretty damn thrilling. Once & Future is, month in and month out, an absolute pleasure to read. Bring on issue #21.

Read Justin Harrison’s full review:

‘Once & Future’ #20 pits Arthur against Arthur to intriguing results

Chu #8

Chu #8 moves the story forward with a big reveal you won’t see coming. This issue was a lot of fun to read and with a shocking moment during the book’s close. If you’re not reading Chu series, you’re missing out on some good stuff. So do yourself a favor and grab your copy today and see what all the fuss is about.

Read Ronnie Gorham’s full review:

‘Chu’ #8 review

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