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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 4, 2022

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 4, 2022

May the fourth be with these excellent comics.

This week, new comic book day fell on May the fourth, making it a nerd super-holiday. Unfortunately, no Star Wars comics made our list of the best comic of the week, but fret not as there are some excellent issues to read through nonetheless – including a perfect 10 that should make our friends at AIPT Wrestling happy. Let’s get right to ’em:

Giant-Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1

Thunderbirdmakes me want to read more of this team taking on this character in the future. The characters they crafted in this story are wonderful and the issue itself is beautifully heartwarming. I can’t wait to read more of John Proudstar in X-Men comics in the future. This issue is a perfect opportunity to redefine John Proudstar and introduce a whole slew of new readers to the character they might have never met or forgotten about. As far as X-Men comics go, this was easily one of the most touching issues in a long time.

Read Lia Williamson’s full review:

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‘Giant-Size X-Men: Thunderbird’ #1 is an extremely heartwarming story

Spider-Man 2099 Exodus: Alpha #1

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus is cool as hell and this is a must-buy for anyone even faintly familiar with the future version of Spider-Man. It’ll bring you a bold, bright, loud, techno-future experience with a rad Ghost Rider too. This issue in particular seems to blend a lot of cool, culturally significant sci-fi like Tron and Blade Runner. 

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Spider-Man 2099: Exodus – Alpha’ #1 is a return to form for the title character

Nubia: Coronation Special #1

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Nubia: Coronation Special, but as always DC Comics delivers on good anthology storytelling. Each tale offers a bit of commentary on Nubia, but the larger world too, and how we can make it better. Not only am I excited for more Nubia tales, but I’m glad the message of peace and prosperity is at the forefront when the world seems to be on fire. Nubia Coronation Special is a reminder the future of the Amazons is brighter because of Nubia and her outlook on the world.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Nubia: Coronation Special’ #1 is filled with hope and contemplation

Batman #123

Batman #123 is another great issue with fabulous art and color. Batman looks fantastic under Porter’s lines and this issue furthers the mystery plot and the good vibes of Damian and Batman fighting together again.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Batman’ #123 features detective work and tons of action

Metal Society #1

Metal Society #1 combines the right amount of sci-fi drama and engaging storytelling to make it a series you’ll want to read. The underlining discussion topics keep the material relatable and garner enough attention to keep readers coming back to check out the next issue.

Read Ronnie Gorham’s full review:

‘Metal Society’ #1 review


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