The Victories #5

The Victories #5

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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When a new government force is unleashed against the powers, champions and villains alike must band together to beat the threat against them. But can they overcome one of their own?

Our heroes must face not only their own demons, but the demons of a country as well!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Jordan North Sep 5, 2013

    In the end were introduced (kind of) to a classic "new world order"-esque shady organization. The Post-human arc will continue the story and hopefully showcase the heroes banding together and fighting back in an all-out war. I'm pumped for the next phase of the book that always keeps me laughing, my adrenaline going and me on my toes. And you should be too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 4, 2013

    In a lot of ways this issue reads like issue #0 to a new series. Instead of anything concluding, things are merely transitioning. That might piss some folks off, but when there's so much good stuff to anticipate how could you be mad? Oeming is setting up what might be a much more powerful story than these first five issues, which is saying a lot when you consider how many series pull out their strongest punches in the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Sep 4, 2013

    The "Transhuman" arc may be complete, but it is clear this is just the set up to a larger storyline for Issue #6 and beyond. Hopefully, Oeming will continue to focus more on providing the type of character study within the future issues of The Victories as he does here given that issues of body image and superheroes failing to answer the call to heroics out of fear are not the subjects of many writers tackle in the comics genre. At the least, I know those are the types of different stories I am most interested in reading, and I suspect others are as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Sep 6, 2013

    Thankfully, this is not a talking-heads-only issue. The action comes in at a frenetic pace when the team is pursued. Drone cams are not drone cams. Arms of badass looking robot heroes are not just arms. Homeland security and… other champions are now the villains of the story. How is that for a twist? Robocalypse needs his own one-shot. Oeming again captures my attention all over again even with a few panels of this outrageously imaginative hero. This ending of the first arc reminds me of the end of The Empire Strikes Back in all the good ways. The bad guys win decisively and the heroes are left to lick their wounds. Great storytelling all around. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Sep 4, 2013

    My fellow Ungrownups and Geeks, Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories Transhuman part 5 of 5 is one of the best conclusions to a series that I have read in a very long time. It flows well. The story focuses on the important parts and leaves the reader wanting more. The artwork is one that grows on the reader. At first, the artwork seems forgettable. As the reader goes on, they find themselves craving the comfort of the artwork by Oeming and Filardi. The dialogue sets us up for the upcoming Posthuman story arc and I really am looking forward to it. Don't pass this issue up!—RLA Read Full Review

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