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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of November 17, 2021

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of November 17, 2021

A good deal of variety in the best comics of the week this week.

Welcome back to another edition of Fantastic Five, where we determine the best comics of the week based on single-issue review scores here at AIPT. This week sees some nice variety, as Marvel, DC, IDW, and comiXology Originals all offered excellent books this week. Let’s get right to it!

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #1

Overall, this was a great start to this mini. I loved the characters so so much. Starline was already a welcome addition to the cast of the Sonic canon, but Surge and Kit have already become some of my favorite characters in the whole pantheon for how fun they are in this book. The story is basic but serviceable as a vehicle for these new characters, and it hypes you up for their inevitable encounter with the main cast. The art of course is just as stellar as the rest of it, really driving home every point I made about how defined and expressive the characters are. The book’s great, and you’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t check it out.

Read Reg Cruickshank’s full review:

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The Amazing Spider-Man #78.BEY

The Amazing Spider-Man #78.BEY is a super fun, high-energy thrill ride of a comic. It’s filled with ideas from horror movie icons popping up and smart tech innovations. It reads like a satisfying one-shot and yet comes with a “to be continued” at the end to make you want more. It perfectly captures the Spider-Man vibe, even though he’s not present for much of the adventure. Now that’s good comics.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ #78.BEY is a super fun, high-energy thrill ride

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5

There’s a vibrancy to Superman: Son of Kal-El you can’t get anywhere else in comics. There’s a hopefulness Superman inspires, a brightness to the art and clever visual ideas.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’ #5 is a vibrant delight

Moon Knight #5

Moon Knight #5 culminates in a test for Marc Spector from a villain, but also from himself. It’s a self-reflective issue that delves deeper into who the character is and why he’s a violent hero. It’s a rarity to see a superhero be so open about themselves while having it all make so much sense.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Moon Knight’ #5 is an honest look at the superhero psyche

Clear #2

The mystery thickens in this second issue as Snyder and Manapul further explore the larger world while supplying ample notes surrounding the murder mystery. It’s hard to deny Clear has one of the freshest sci-fi premises in a long time, and to make it even better, it’s wrapped in killer visuals for the noir fan in all of us.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Clear’ #2 is one of the freshest sci-fi premises you’ll read this year

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