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

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

Holy Batman, Batman!

It’s time for another edition of Fantastic Five, where we celebrate the five best single-issue comic books of the week! This week, DC almost completed a clean sweep, nabbing four of the top five spots. But it was clobberin’ time for that final spot! Let’s get to ’em:

Robin & Batman #2

Suffice it to say that the divide between Bruce and Alfred seems to grow by the day, and the early years of Robin’s career feel well and truly reframed by the closing moments of this issue.  Throwing some dark twists into a story we thought we knew, the second issue of ‘Robin & Batman’ deepens the characterization of both characters in fascinating ways.

Read Nathan Simmons’s full review:

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Batman: Urban Legends #10

The Batman: Urban Legends series never fails to deliver an amazing comic. Notably, Batman: Urban Legends #10 brings the holiday cheer with a heap of wonderfully-illustrated and heartfelt stories. The conclusions and setups that this issue provides are sure to breathe new life into future Bat-centric stories, and Gotham itself.

Read Madeleine Chan’s full review:

‘Batman: Urban Legends’ #10 gifts a heartfelt holiday season to Gotham

The Thing #2

The Thing #2 is a good issue that’s visually exciting and action-packed. Fans of fantasy adventures will enjoy what Mosley is up to even if it’s a bit confusing as to what it all means at this point in the story.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘The Thing’ #2 brings action that’ll knock you out

Batgirls #1

This is a book that has some growing pains, but is ultimately a fun experience that promises a lot, and I think it’s gonna deliver. I look forward to see how this team irons things out as months go by, and I can’t wait to see this come into it’s own. As a longstanding fan of these characters, it gets a pass from me. Good work.

Read Reg Cruickshank’s full review:

‘Batgirls’ #1 shows great potential

Teen Titans Academy #9

Teen Titans Academy #9 is a good blend of the innocence of these young heroes and the dark ramifications of what they face from villains outside of the school. There is a lot of weight resting on their abilities, but what about their emotional readiness? What about deserving a childhood? These are themes Sheridan touches on and it’s exciting to see what happens next.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Teen Titans Academy’ #9 shows innocence in different ways

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