Final Crisis: Revelations #5

Final Crisis: Revelations #5

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 28, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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The sky rains blood, Darkseid's legion of slaves rampage across the planet, and in Gotham City, The Question and Huntress struggle to defend the few men, women and children who remain free. But without the Spectre, do they even have a chance against the might of Cain and the Spear of Destiny? The final battle is at hand, and the fate of the DCU hangs in the balance.

  • 8.8
    IGN - Daniel Schmergel Jan 28, 2009

    The significance of this tie-in's connection to Final Crisis may be nil, but Rucka has taken on bold subject matter here — God, life, death, redemption, vengeance—and written about it thoughtfully and innovatively in the context of a battle between super heroes. It's a remarkable achievement, enhanced by Philip Tan's excellent artwork and unique panel breakdowns. Rucka has broken bold new ground in the portrayal of religion in the DCU, and I hope he continues to add to the canon in the years ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Feb 2, 2009

    The only shortcoming of Revelations #5 comes from Philip Tan's pencils. Looking back at the first few issues of the series Tan's line work was much sharper and much more detailed. Don't get me wrong here, he is still a phenomenal artist and I'm glad he is getting future high profile DC work, but the final issue of Revelations seems overly muddy, sketchy, and just not as visually stimulating as previous installments. Characters look a lot rougher than before, and the majority of panels lack a background outside of a solid color. And when we do get a background it looks like an outline for building that was suppose to be filled in with more detail at a later date but never was. It could be that Tan was rushed by the time this series was wrapping to meet deadlines so I just hope he's given some solid lea -time from now on because he can produce some amazing art as seen in the first few issues of Revelations. Read Full Review

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