Undertow #5

Undertow #5

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Artyom Trakhanov Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
3.0User Rating

Mammoth hunting! Subzero temperatures! A barbarian aqua-god and three fish-men in battle suits filled with water! What could possibly go wrong? And if Anshargal’s team doesn’t make it back soon, their home might be under Atlantean management.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jun 26, 2014

    UNDERTOW is one of those series that probably isn't being read by enough people; it's beautifully-executed and truly unique in concept. Orlando and Trakhanov have interpreted Atlantis -- and the surface world -- in a clever and fresh manner, and while the world itself is interesting and Atlantean, it doesn't get in the way of the very human conflict at the heart of the story. If you've been waffling on whether to pick up this miniseries: yes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jun 25, 2014

    See you in thirty for the final journey. And if you want a tasty treat of that last issue head here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 24, 2014

    Other than that, however, Artyom Trakhanovs art is breathtakingly good. It isnt your typical comic book art, but regardless, it looks great. The characters are, hands down, the best looking part of the book. Because theyre Atlanteans, Trakhanov is free to design them as he wishes, and so they look great. At his hands, the world of Undertow comes alive. The colors make it look exceptionally vibrant, and the loose inking gives it a sense of loopiness that benefits the style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 26, 2014

    I'm looking forward to the next issue even if it's the last in the arc/volume. I've been looking forward to how this series ends and I'm expecting it to be good. Landings are tough to stick, but so far the creative team has been amazing. Let's just hope we don't have to wait too long for the next volume. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jun 27, 2014

    If “Undertow” has pulled you along so far, there's certainly no reason to jet before the final issue. But for those of you who are tradewaiting, I'd give “Undertow” a tentative recommendation. It's interesting despite its flaws, incorporating subtext alongside pulpy adventure, and a solid ending could very well anchor this unusual story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 24, 2014

    Undertow continues to amaze as though it's ultra fast pace let the issue down slightly the tone and set-up more than made up, having this fanboy hooked for next issues finale. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    JBL Reviews Jun 25, 2014

    I've enjoyed every issue less and less. This feels directionless to me.

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