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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 8, 2024

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Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 8, 2024

This week features three #1s, making it a great jumping on point for excellent comic series.

Welcome back to another edition of Fantastic Five, where we shout out the very best comics of the week! This week features three #1s, making it a great jumping on point for excellent comic series. Let’s get to the books!

The best comic books of the week of May 8, 2024

#5: Shazam! #11

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 8, 2024

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All in all, Shazam! #11 sets the series’ sights on a coming-of-age story that’s rife with family drama and plenty of growing pains. The creative team forges this new path for the Shazamily without losing any of the sensibilities or momentum that has made this iteration of them great—and though some plot beats feel similar to some of Billy’s past developments, that is overshadowed by the very real intertwining family narratives along with the very effective use of dramatic final page plot twists that keep things engaging and refreshing.

Read Eric Thomas’s full review!

#4: Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #2

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 8, 2024

Spider-Man: Shadow of the Green Goblin #2 continues to evolve at an interesting early time for Spider-Man. Fans of a younger Spider-Man can’t miss this essential read, especially with traditional villains like Sandman involved.

Read David Brooke’s full review!

#3: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black, White & Green #1

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 8, 2024

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black, White & Green #1 is an appealing start to this anthology series, and future issues look to continue the trends this issue has laid out.

Read Collier Jennings’ full review!

#2: Blood Hunters #1

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 8, 2024

All three stories in Blood Hunters help convey the dangers heroes face in New York and the unique ways they must act to survive. These tales may not tie into the larger plot, but it’s fun to see heroes not necessarily on the front lines affected by a vampire uprising. With events, what more can you want than a little fun?

Read David Brooke’s full review!

#1: The Boy Wonder #1

Fantastic Five: The best comics of the week of May 8, 2024

The Boy Wonder #1 is a carefully crafted fairy tale that puts Damian Wayne in a new light – both for his longtime fans and those who might not be a fan of him in the first place.

Read Collier Jennings’ full review!

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