Welcome back to another edition of Fantastic Five, where we look back at the most highly-rated comics of the past week here at AIPT! This week it’s all Big Two at the top of the pile, with two highly-anticipated #1s from DC and Marvel each, as well as new entries in three very highly regarded series.
Let’s get right to ’em!
The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country #4
Now at the halfway point, Nightmare Country remains both a loving homage to the original world in which it plays and a near-perfect self-contained horror adventure. While none of the other stories told in this world have been hard to enjoy, few of them have been as carefully subtle about their clear celebratory joy of that world.
Batman: One Dark Knight #3
Batman: One Dark Knight #3 closes out the series on a tremendously high note and will leave most avid Batman fans waiting to see if Jock brings us any other incredible stories involving the Dark Knight. The pacing is great, the story is awesome, and the art Jock produces is always a spectacle.
Ant-Man #1 is a fun romp through an earlier era in comics when moxie was everything, and the adventure of it all was the destination. It honors and celebrates the past while ever so slightly building towards something to look forward to in a trippy new miniseries.
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #3
In short, Captain America: Symbol of Truth #3 continues a very strong start for the new series. There’s nothing particularly flashy about the type of story this is or the way it’s being told, but the skills of the creators have made it one of the best books in Marvel’s current lineup.
Superman: Space Age #1
This debut issue sets the stage for a remarkable tale of politics, history, and the heroes we look up to. Space Age #1 is a grounded, slightly deconstructed take on Superman’s early days that makes for a true crash course in exploring and appreciating Superman. And getting this fella on board is 1,000 times harder than leaping the Burj Khalifa on one foot.
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