Southern Cross #5

Southern Cross #5

Writer: Becky Cloonan Artist: Andy Belanger Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Alien artifacts and murder as The Cross veers off course.

  • 9.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Sep 18, 2015

    Southern Cross is complex, weird, compelling. The atmosphere created, both thanks to what happens in the story and to the art, that represents perfectly the vaguely claustrophobic and artificially lit atmosphere on the Southern Cross, is amazingly realistic despite the events taking place. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Sep 16, 2015

    I'm curious what the future of this series is going to be given that we're so close to the conclusion. Earlier issues pretty explicitly stated that Braith was going to die (though that could have been misinformation), and we're just now getting the news about these artifacts, it would be nice to see a subsequent volume exploring them in greater detail. I'd like to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Sep 20, 2015

    If you have yet to check out Southern Cross, issue 5 of a 6 part series may not be the best place to begin, however, should a wonderfully 80s, sci fi, action thriller with a diverse cast and a rad female protagonist be the kind of thing that usually piques your interest – and lets face it, why wouldnt it be I would highly recommend you taking a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 22, 2015

    So while many comic books place a great deal of emphasis on story and characterization, Southern Cross is showing that you can create a notable series by highlighting other things. Its not that the series is lacking in story or characterization, its just not the central element the way it is for other comics. Southern Cross #5 is a different kind of comic, and it probably wont be for everyone, but if readers are open-minded about this series, there are many rewarding and definitely unpredictable moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 15, 2015

    I wanted to love this issue, but only liked it due to some fantastic art and coloring. The issue climaxes very well, but too much exposition and a narrative that feels forced and rush make this a not-so-perfect read. Read Full Review

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