CONCLUSION The answer to the past lies in the Morocco desert. Uncovering the truth, however, means placing everything on the line. If Jon or Jake is to escape, it may only be by the sacrifice of one or the other.
As the end to a high-energy thriller, "Who is Jake Ellis?" #5 succeeds. The answer to the title's question isn't one that will blow you away; it makes sense and facilitates character work, which is exactly what you want. If you didn't buy the series, give the trade a look. Read Full Review
I'm not sure I plan to pick up the next mini-series for this character. I believe this issue was compromised solely to prolong the franchise, which is a shame. It just seems like this issue was supposed to the payoff but essentially ends like the Wizard of Oz where there is just some little guy behind the curtain. I liked the series and plan to re-read it but the conclusion left something to be desired based on the level of storytelling in the first four issues. Read Full Review
The concept and pacing of this series reached golden peaks at points in previous issues, but Edmondson never blew me away with dialogue or dynamic relationships. Who Is Jake Ellis? worked best when it was simple and spontaneous. As soon as a Jon Moore stopped shooting and someone else started talking it transformed into a jumblefuck of sentences that did not speak "last chapter." It felt like a huge tease. (Feel free insert your own sexual metaphor.) Read Full Review
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