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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 18, 2022

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 18, 2022

Time to look back on the five best single-issue comic books of the week.

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Time for another edition of Fantastic Five, where we give props to the five best comics of the week! While there were some great trades released this week, note that Fantastic Five only looks at single-issue comics. This week is an even split between the Big Two of Marvel and DC with a Dark Horse #1 rounding out the top 5. Let’s get to ’em!

Nightwing #92

Nightwing #92 continues to be one of the most electric comics on the stands. Blending superhero vibes with innovative art, you can’t go wrong with Nightwing each and every issue.

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‘Nightwing’ #92 is a blast from cover to cover

Catwoman #43

Catwoman #43 is a lot of fun thanks to the well-written dynamic between Catwoman and Harley Quinn. They’re going on a side adventure from the main quest, but the real adventure is the bond and friendship they share. Paired with great art, this is a thrill ride of an issue.

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‘Catwoman’ #43 is a fun adventure with Harley Quinn

X-Men Red #2

X-Men Red is my favorite X-Men comic currently being produced. It has a throwback feel in how it utilizes teams while developing modern X-Men elements like Arakko politics and its people. X-Men Red #2 continues to blend nuanced character work with all the elements that make mutants and X-Men so great.

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‘X-Men Red’ #2 continues the series’ nuanced character work

Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to be Kin #1

Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel To Be Kin is a work of art in more ways than one. It’s positively weird, and likely the weirdest comic you’ll read all year. Pair that weirdness with the incredible visuals and Shaolin Cowboy will take your breath away. There’s nothing else like Shaolin Cowboy in comics or in any other media.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel To Be Kin’ #1 is a very weird near masterpiece

Savage Avengers #1

Marvel Comics has another surefire hit on their hands with Savage Avengers, a book that understands its characters and puts them first before laying delicious action and intrigue on top of them. For anyone who grew up with comics in the ’80s or ’90s, Savage Avengers is a great time.

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‘Savage Avengers’ #1 is a strong character-focused action frenzy


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