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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of June 8, 2022

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of June 8, 2022

The five very best comics of the week include two #1s, indie delights and Big Two action.

We’re back with another edition of Fantastic Five, where we give special props to the five best comics of the week! This week is a good mix of Big Two action, continuations of story arcs, and some indie delights as well. Let’s get right into it:

Dark Crisis #1

The Great Darkness and Pariah will put DC’s legacy of heroes to the test. The dark army has taken down the League, and a new group of villains attack. Characters from the last 35 years of DC history will rise to prove their mettle as the foundation and players set up. Emotions will spill as the creative team entertains you as they showcase their love and history for DC Comics.

Read Christopher Franey’s full review:

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‘Dark Crisis’ #1 review: Legacy and crisis

Flashpoint Beyond #2

The best issue in this series yet that builds the mystery and anticipation. Flashpoint Beyond #2 supplies you with clues that will excite your inner DC fan! Sit back with your favorite notepad, write down the clues and connections, and be ready to be entertained with an adventure that hits like a Crisis and doesn’t overwhelm you.

Read Christopher Franey’s full review:

‘Flashpoint Beyond’ #2 review: Everything matters and connects

Twig #2

Twig #2 is even better than the first issue, fleshing out the fantasy world and the many oddities within it. Twig is quickly becoming my favorite original fantasy series since The Dark Crystal. It’s a joy to read.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Twig’ #2 is a joyous fantasy series for the whole family

Venom #8

It’s impressive how far Venom has come in the last few years. Once a villain mostly known for looking cool, he’s now bumping into Marvel’s most powerful characters and able to hold his own. In Venom #8, we’re witnessing even more stretching of Venom’s abilities and what we think we know about Symbiotes. It’s an incredible thing to watch Venom impress in all-new ways.

Read David Brooke’s full review:

‘Venom’ #8 is a mind trip with tons of action

The Ward #1

The Ward is an instantly compelling book, and while it falters a bit in character development (central character Natalie makes the fairly life-changing decision to return to Spooky Medicine without much of a conflict of self), it delivers as perfect a first episode as any of the television medical dramas you might have ever seen. If the book works as episodically as E.R. or Grey’s Anatomy—in which a medical case or two-run as our central plots, with character drama and arcing plot running underneath—the book stands to be one of the most unique fantasy books on the stands. Doubly so, given that each case serves as magical world-building.

Read Colin Moon’s full review:

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