Shaft #5

Shaft #5

Writer: David Walker Artist: Bilquis Evely Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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The bodies have been piling up as private detective John Shaft has been searching for the missing Marisol DuPree.  Now that he's found her, all the pieces of the puzzle are starting to fit into place. Shaft finally knows what is going on, and why so many people around him have died. He thought he was done fighting wars. He thought he was done with the killing. But he was wrong. For men like Shaft, there's always a war to be fought, and the killing always comes easy.

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 16, 2015

    As far as an origin story is concerned, Walker's vivid telling goes above and beyond the call that's normally expected from such tales. To mine a long-existing intellectual property that's as instantly iconic as Shaft and yield such wonderfully rich results is a true rarity. Something this good only deserves the chance to continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Latest Pull - Waylon Piercy Apr 17, 2015

    This series is definitely "written for the trade." That said, Walker has been doing a very good job with this series from day one, and that hasn't changed with this issue. The same can be said for Evely's art. Figures move naturally, with the stiff poses frequently seen in comics totally absent here. Faces are distinct and recognizable, and the clothing and backgrounds are appropriate for the period. Evely clearly did her research for this series, and it shows. Daniela Miwa's colors accent everything perfectly. Capping everything off is the soundtrack for the issue and the QR code to download the latest free installment of Walker's new Shaft prose novel. (I'm really looking forward to reading that once it's fully released!) Many of us have a tough time justifying a $4 price tag for a single issue of a comic series, but Shaft is a damn solid package for the price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 16, 2015

    The fifth issue of the Dynamite series looks to set a lot of pieces in place. Not only do readers get a lot more information about some of the characters in the story, Walker spends time explaining about the real story behind all of this and it goes much further and much higher than anyone was thinking. Evely and Miwa continue to do fantastic work in setting a tone for each sequence and environment in excellent, yet subtle ways. No doubt, with the type of closing page that rounds out issue five of Shaft, readers are due for some real excitement next time. Read Full Review

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