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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of November 3, 2021

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of November 3, 2021

The best comics of the week, according to AIPT’s review team.

It’s time for another edition of Fantastic Five, where we round up the highest-rated single-issue comic books of the week according to AIPT’s review team. This week was a blowout by DC Comics, as they grab four of the five spots with a couple of fantastic debuts, a conclusion of sorts, and some continued adventures. However, Image acts as the combo breaker with an entry of their own this week.

Let’s get to the comics!

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Dark Knights of Steel #1

Dark Knights of Steel #1 is yet another alternate DC Universe from the mind of Tom Taylor that lives up to the high bar he’s continually raised for himself. With art and colors from Yasmine Putri, the epic scope of this fantasy series can be fully realized while still giving the space for more intimate, dramatic scenes.

Read Daniel Berlin’s full review:

‘Dark Knights of Steel’ #1 is far more than just Batman with a sword

The Silver Coin #6

It’s too bad The Silver Coin #6 didn’t come out before Halloween, as it’s a highly entertaining one-shot horror story. It also does well to remind us of previous stories while introducing a clever take on video games in horror. Once again, this series shows how comics can do more with horror than many genres as Josh Williamson and Michael Walsh delight with gore, violence, and clever ideas.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘The Silver Coin’ #6 blends video games and horror beautifully

The Human Target #1

The Human Target #1 is a great comic that can lure you outside of the superhero feats with a mystery. DC Comics will get a chance to showcase its detectives with Christopher Chance in this maxi-series by King and Smallwood. The art is stunning; not overtly gritty, but still very noir. It reminds you of a timeless world that has superheroes but isn’t drowning in them.

Read Christopher Franey’s full review:

‘The Human Target’ #1 review: Bad coffee

Batman #116

Batman #116 is a feast for the eyes, and an exciting comic due to its backup and some exciting action-packed moments. The main story moves the story forward very little, but it does bring us closer to the end of Fear State in the slickest looking book of the week.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Batman’ #116 is a feast for the eyes

The Swamp Thing #9

The tension builds throughout this issue, and the second half proceeds in a pace that is both breakneck and confident. The confrontation between Jacob and Prescott’s guards is quick and brutal, showing the reader once again what an avatar of the Green is capable of when they’re not constantly questioning themselves. The stage is set for a horrific battle between brothers as this arc heads into its finale. It will be interesting to see which plot threads are tied up. One thing is for sure — Levi Kamei is not messing around anymore.

Read Nathan Simmons’s full review:

‘The Swamp Thing’ #9 is the beginning of the end (for now)

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