Black Canary #5

Black Canary #5

Writer: Brenden Fletcher Artist: Pia Guerra, Sandy Jarrell, Lee Loughridge Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The secrets of Dittos bizarre abilities come to lightand Dinah and her newfound nemesis Bo Maeve come face to face! Its not gonna be pretty

  • 10
    The Rainbow Hub - Emma Houxbois Oct 25, 2015

    I consistently allot the most time and space to discussing craft on Black Canary out of any of the other DC titles I cover because since the third issue, it has defined itself as the book that presents itself as the easiest and most rewarding title to enter into fine grain discussions of craft at either DC or Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 21, 2015

    This book is what it is because every member of the creative team gives his or her all, forming a beautiful ensemble that creates magic with every performance. Black Canary #5 has deepened our sense of nearly every character in the book, and none less than our Dinah Drake herself. Where this title is going with kickass takedowns is enough to get it into my subscription box every month. But its the emotional melody thats playing behind the overt bangs of the drum that keep my lighter out, swaying in the audience, cheering the band on like I never want it to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Oct 24, 2015

    Black Canary continues to be one of DC's brightest stars, but takes a small step back this issue as it dove deeper into the minutia of the band itself. Next issue promises to be a big one with the inevitable showdown with Bo Maeve and her very Dinah-like upgrades. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Oct 22, 2015

    Black Canary is one of the most inventive of DC's 2015 relaunches. A wild blend of The Bourne Identity and Josie and the Pussycats, Brenden Fletcher has created a fascinating and emotional new take on an iconic DC hero that's been consistently enjoyable through its first arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. Oct 30, 2015

    The title is very fun and has a few comical moments throughout. I wasn't sure how the book would fare when it was first announced, but I look forward to the issue whenever it's released. This issue did well at keeping my attention and having me guessing as to what will happen next. There's definitely something fishy going on, and as of now, it could be linked to a number of people. Kurt seems to be protective over Dinah, but there's still an air of suspicion around him. Of course, Bo is going to be a problem, but I think her part in all of this is straightforward. I'm waiting to see more about the ninja, Ditto, and surprisingly Paloma. She's always had a few snarky comments to say about the entire situation, plus she didn't seem to bothered that no family or friends showed up to their recent gig in her hometown. Very suspect. Also, the band aspect is making things interesting. With next issue's Battle of the Bands occurring, socks and skulls are bound to be rocked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Corbin Pool Oct 22, 2015

    As solid as the story was, and as good as Guerra is, I couldn't help but think how much better it would have been with Annie Wu's art and storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Oct 27, 2015

    BLACK CANARY #5 is a step down from the fourth issue, and is the weakest of the series so far. That doesn't make it bad mind you, simply not up to the standards of the previous three issues.If you have any thoughts on BLACK CANARY #5 or this review, feel free to let us know in the comments below or on Twitter@Comicsverse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 22, 2015

    Black Canary #5 is a disappointment on the writing side, even as the art is anything but. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Ed Oct 22, 2015

    Black Canary is a mixed bag, partly because of it's overall tone, and partially from the multitude of storylines shoved into every issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 28, 2015

    After four issues of not alot happening, we get a fifth issue infodump that sounds exactly asentertaining as it reads. The conspiracy against Dinah, and the mystery behindDitto and those who would kidnap her is detailed through dialogue, but withoutanything resembling a conclusion. Odd, I would have expected the first arc toconclude with this issue due to the regular practice of writing for tradecollections, yet here we are headed into issue six and we still barely knowwhat's going on. The more important question should be: do we still care? Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Oct 26, 2015

    You can't get the gold with every issue, but this time round the creative team barely even manages the bronze, as despite the best efforts of the creative team this issue is mostly just the characters talking, with very little seeming to happen. Even if you have been loving the series so far, this timeBlack Canaryjust isn't as interesting as you would hope. It's sure to rally at some point though, so it may be worth giving this issue a miss and jumping back on for the one that follows. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Vancha Dec 5, 2015

    This is so bad. So so bad. If Kurt hadn't miraculously popped up, Black Canary wouldn't need to be in this at all. The attempt to make the band element seem relevant is painful. The random white ninja appearances feel ridiculous. I think if this was a comic about a band, done for Vertigo, minus Dinah, minus the superhero elements, it could be a really good story. As it is, Fletcher's attempt to meet rock band with superhero antics is more cacophony than harmony.

  • 9.0
    Uldogi Oct 23, 2015

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA Jan 31, 2016

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Oct 22, 2015

  • 8.0
    GlenWizard Oct 28, 2015

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Nov 1, 2015

  • 7.5
    Quietomega Oct 21, 2015

  • 7.5
    DeadChiquita21 Oct 22, 2015

  • 7.0
    Serverarbengan Oct 23, 2015

  • 4.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 27, 2015

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