Grayson #5

Grayson #5

Writer: Tom King, Tim Seeley Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 17
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Grayson is on a mission to stop Paragon from using the body parts of a dead villain to create something far more sinister!

  • 9.8
    The Daily Crate - Keri Honea Dec 4, 2014

    So, uh, Tim, Tom, and Mikal? Can we get to the gay French acrobatics teacher next month? I don't think I can take another issue like this one so soon. I can't keep up the pretense to my family that I cut a lot of onions while reading comics for much longer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 3, 2014

    Grayson #5 is another terrific issue, further cementing this comic as one of the best DC Comics has to offer. The story, writing, and character work remain some of the best I have ever seen in superheroes this year. Then you add in the amazing artwork that only enhances the story and drama even better and well, there you have it. Grayson is truly one of the best comics of 2014 by a longshot and I hope to see it continue this trend of quality into the upcoming year. Highly recommended and worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 6, 2014

    Mikel Janin and Jeromy Cox's beautifully rendered desert is far more than lines and color, it's an endless (and gorgeously realized) void wherein King and Seeley place Grayson, Helena Bertinelli, Midnighter, and a small newborn to face their certain doom. But hope prevails. Why? Because Dick says so. I won't lie: I'm one of the biggest Nightwing fans there ever could be. But I've always understood that Nightwing was merely artifice, as was Robin, Batman, and even Agent 37. It was Dick Grayson that has always been one of the brightest-burning stars of the DC Universe. Thankfully, King, Seeley, Janin and Cox understand this as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 6, 2014

    Grayson has surprised me. At first, I thought this was going to be a silly divergent title to keep Dick Grayson busy for awhile before DC does something new with him. He'll become Nightwing again eventually, right? But Grayson is damn good comics starring a character I didn't know I loved this much! Seeley and King have been freed from any crossovers or weak attempts to reboot Nightwing by moving him to Chicago. Grayson is just awesome, character-based comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Dec 6, 2014

    Some small missteps early on are redeemed as the issue progresses, and the writers definitely end on a strong note here. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 3, 2014

    Grayson #5 may not explain everything or push the story forward, but Tom King does what he has done best...reminding the reader that Dick Grayson is a great guy.  That and Mikel Janin's art have impressed me with every issue and that continues this month.  Fans of Dick and/or great characters in general should be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 19, 2015

    Grayson #5 is a needle-sharp issue that conveys the message. While it might not be the most exciting book on shelves for DC's lineup this month, it shouldn't be overlooked. The Grayson title excels where it matters most " character and story. With a foundation like that, everything else seems more meaningful and weighted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Dec 4, 2014

    Though this issue doesn't move mountains, it does draw beautiful lines in the sand. Heartfelt and meaningful, this issue is a great read. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Dec 7, 2014

    Fall in love with Dick Grayson all over again. He proves in this issue why he is the heart and soul of the DC Universe. He proves why he is respected by everyone at the highest level, even Superman. Heart and Soul. Give me New Teen Titans #38 for a better story featuring Mr. Grayson. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Dec 5, 2014

    Some critics will surely point out this issue is a little light on the plot, and they are not wrong. In the grand scheme of things, this will not go down as one of the most essential issues of "Grayson". The issue, however, is an excellent character piece that speaks to the creative team's larger intentions with the character. They acknowledge and respect his past, and use to build his present day personality. If fans were worried that the Dick Grayson they loved reading as Robin and Nightwing was gone, this issue will set their minds at ease. Throw in some great art, and the result is an issue that is quite impressive in its minimalism. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Yamini C Dec 3, 2014

    So what, indeed, was the end-pointofGrayson #5? Perhaps to show that Dick will never lose sight of what is important " helping and protecting the innocent? To see that Dick's resolve and priorities remain unchanged despitehis career change? Is this a useful sign for readers to see that the Dick Grayson we know and love remains unchanged or is it ominous foreshadowing of things to come? I'm left with more questions and uncertainty than answers, but there is enough of a hint of an overarching plot here that I'm willing to stick it out a little longer. I'm just not sure most other people who pick up this issue will feel the same. Here's hoping the next issue ofGraysonpicks up the momentum. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Dec 8, 2014

    Altogether, "Grayson" #5 offers strong emotional beats and an intriguing ending, despite lagging when taken as a whole. It certainly hasn't dampened my enthusiasm for the series, and it sells the relevance and heart of its protagonist. This team is doing good work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 4, 2014

    Tom King shows readers what Dick Grayson's made out of, as he's lost in the desert with a baby in tow. The problem? That's all this book is - walking. Considering that comics are a visual medium, not to mention the spy-fi flavor that has made Grayson stand out so much, this feels like too much naval-gazing and not enough actual action Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 16, 2014

    This issue is probably not the best one to bring new readers on board. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Dec 4, 2014

    Also, Dick yet again finds a way to take his shirt off…hopefully this doesnt develop into a trend every issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    FuzzyCracker Dec 5, 2014

    Very strong character-driven issue. Janin's facial expressions and body language convey subtle character ticks. Dialogue is wonderful, and the ending leaves certain implications that are reminiscent of another certain superhero's origin story.

  • 9.5
    Brannahdel Dec 6, 2014

    Loved the issue. I have read some complaints about this advancing the story in no way really but I have also seen some of those reviewers give stellar reviews to series like Hawkeye which has had several issues that are incredible without advancing any big arc. This issue shows us Dick Grayson as his best. He will push through odds that would bring others down because of how much he cares about others. That is the gist of this issue. It is really a done in one story that shows us Mr. Grayson at his best. Kind of a throwback to old school done in one stories that showcase the character without having to deal with an overall big arc which is fine by me. Loved it. Quiet moments, great art, strong character showing and great ending.

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Dec 3, 2014

    Odd issue. A lot of questions pop up remain unanswered. It kinda drops you out in the middle of nowhere quite literally without a lot of explanation. If I remember correctly issue 4 had Mr. Grayson chasing after Helena around the school rooftops in a playful flirty way and then all of a sudden you're in the desert with Helena, Grayson, Midnighter, and a random woman giving birth to some sort of mystery baby. No joke. This isn't a bad issue, just really odd. Hopefully the upcoming annual and issues let me know what the hell is going on. And still curious about how Mr. Malone aka Batman has to do with Spyral's conspiracies or rather against Spyral's conspiracies.

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  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
    Batfan Dec 22, 2014

  • 9.0
    Russell_326 Jan 23, 2015

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Dec 6, 2014

  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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