Satellite Sam #5

Satellite Sam #5

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Howard Chaykin Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The plot sickens as Michael and Kara descend into some dark, DARK places together all in the name of discovering the truth behind Carlyle White's death. The only truth they're going to find is that some hungers never go away. Meanwhile, Guy finds himself between a rock and a hard place as his secret threatens to sneak out. It's sex, death, and live TV the way YOU demanded it from this summer's dark noir smash.

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Dec 13, 2013

    It's a testament to Fraction and Chaykin's talents that a book spanning such an intricate series of storylines can keep us consistently interested and involved; the sense of forward momentum that this story has built up is impressive. At the same time, the emotional dimension of this story can't be denied. “Satellite Sam” is about as much fun as you can have while feeling like you're seeing something you shouldn't, and one of the more involving, implicating comic-reading experiences to be had. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 11, 2013

    Satellite Sam #5 is another example of modern sensibilities meeting an era usually reserved for archaic representation. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Dec 12, 2013

    Fraction and Chaykin explore some several different layers of dirt in Satellite Sam that will cause a black cloud to loom over readers upon finishing the issue. I hate that I love this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 11, 2013

    Satellite Sam #5, along with the rest of the issues, could potentially come together to make a decent first arc. However, with the fact that comic is just trying too hard to do too much, the story rarely feels like it advances, and slow pacing ultimately kill this comic. It's not a badly written story by any means, but it is one that should only be read in the trades, because month to month is just not the right way to read this type of comic at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GreyMouser Dec 12, 2013

    $3.50, 19pgs + polaroids & chapter pg? A+ wrap cover! . . . Its sad for me too say that this arc has been slow and sketchy, and i feel there are deeper messages here but they just ain't showing through. Although the issue does pick it up a bit, its too little/too late. I'd like to give it a higher review but the price VS. page count is the final nail. A good arc in TPB maybe, so that's how ill buy the 2nd half.

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