Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #5

Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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When Checkmate fails to bring the rogue metahuman O.M.A.C. under control, they call in S.H.A.D.E.'s best agent, Frankenstein! It's all-out monster mayhem as O.M.A.C. and Frank battle in the streets of Metropolis. But what is Brother Eye's real goal? It's up to Father Time and Ray Palmer to find out! Continued from this month's O.M.A.C. #5!

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 15, 2012

    With this first mini-crossover of the new 52, Lemire sets a good example for crossovers to come: entertaining clashes of characters, a solid basis for the plot, and some substance for the title's personal direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 12, 2012

    It's the perfect blend of off-center and beauty that perfectly complements Frankenstein's world of vampires, cannibalistic dwarves, monks, and (for this issue) O.M.A.C. Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E isn't like its reboot buddies in capes and spandex, and that's just fine with me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 13, 2012

    In this wacky, off-beat crossover with one of DC's more entertaining relaunched titles, Lemire presents a tidy package for newer readers, including a full-blown mission statement for Frankenstein, right from the lips of the self-proclaimed undead prince of vengeance: "My only mission is to protect humanity from the things they themselves cannot bear to face." The things he protects us from includes man-eating mountain dwarves, O.M.A.C. and boring comics. This book continues to entertain and this issue is a wonderful sample for anyone to try out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 11, 2012

    Taken as a done-in-one tale, Frankenstein #5 should entertain followers of this series. If you're new to Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., I recommend starting with issue #1 before jumping into this week's #5, mostly because issue #5 doesn't do the character or mythos Lemire has worked hard to build up any justice. Frankenstein #5 is a fun read, but only if you're already invested in the character beforehand. Read Full Review

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