Before Watchmen: Minutemen #5

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #5

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Darwyn Cooke Artist: Darwyn Cooke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

“Why is mommy crying, Uncle Hollis?”
And don’t miss the latest chapter of the “Crimson Corsair” backup feature from writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 5, 2012

    There is a lot that happens in this issue, and there is definitely more than one story being told. Cooke calls back to the moments that led up to Ursula's death and the case she had been working on. That case that was initially introduced at the start of this series is very close to being solved, but it's done so in a really great way. The writing is superb and the dialogue fantastic. The story is organized very well and the art is, as always, complimentary to the story. The ending will leave you on the edge of your seat. This issue is, by far, one of the best comics out this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 5, 2012

    Before Watchmen: Minutemen #5 is the best release of this already sterling series. If you're not sold on the concept of these prequels yet that's more than fine, but you should at least pick this book up if for no other reason than to enjoy the narrative and artistic skills on display. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Dec 6, 2012

    This is the best that Before Watchmen hoped it could be. The only real downside to this issue is that the miniseries is almost over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Dec 9, 2012

    I sound like a broken record at this point, but Minutemen has been the best Before Watchmen book. Pick up the past few issues, and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2012

    Cooke's artwork is impressive, as usual. The first page in particular stands out as a really clever use of panel structure and familiar Watchmen imagery. There are instances in the big action sequence where the panels are simply too small to convey all the necessary information, but aside from that, Cooke delivers yet another chapter that respects the Watchmen aesthetic while also making full use of his particular talents and artistic strengths. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Dec 7, 2012

    I am very keen on seeing how Cooke wraps all of this up. Minutemen has grown into something very enjoyable over these five issues and spending all of this time with Hollis Mason has been a good way of delving into the pages of Under the Hood in wonderful ways. Read Full Review

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