It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most fantastic time of the week, as we look back on the week’s best comics! This week is a first for Fantastic Five, as every comic in the top five comes from a different publisher. Let’s take a look!
#5: Plush #1
The materials-themed series continues to be excellent as Daniel Hillyard and Doug Wagner craft another story with the feel of a true crime that’s stranger than fiction. Dark, disturbed, and grounded in reality, Plush will titillate your inner weirdo.
#4: Koshchei in Hell #1
The storybook feel of Koshchei in Hell is strong, and it’s the kind of comic that feels built like the best fairy tale. Creatures abound as Koshchei embarks on an adventure that may be his last, but it’s certainly not his least fantastical. Koshchei in Hell #1 has everything you’d want in another great fairy tale adventure only Mignola could think up.
#3: Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #1
Blue Beetle: Graduation Day #1 is the perfect jumping-on point for fans who’ve been anxiously awaiting Jaime Reyes’ new adventure, as well as those looking forward to the upcoming Blue Beetle movie. And the end page promises that even though he’s left high school behind, there’s still plenty of challenges for the Blue Beetle left to overcome.
#2: Briar #2
Briar #2 is a fantastic follow-up to the first issue, further fleshing out its characters and revealing new things about what has happened to the world. Add vivid dialogue and art, and you have a tale that beautifully blends a magical world and a deeply involving story.
#1: X-Terminators #3
Easily its best issue yet, the third installment of X-Terminators remains bombastic and fun while introducing new mystical and cosmic elements to the merry mutant mayhem. Dazzler, Jubilee, Boom-Boom, and Wolverine are getting what so few at Marvel ever do: be raunchy, messy people while continuing to be great superheroes. Even if you can only get one Marvel book this week, X-Terminators easily proves why it’s the best pull.
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