Empress #5

Empress #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: August 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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With the kids stolen to be sold at a slavery auction, Emporia, Dane and Tor find themselves falling into the lap of a tribal priestess who's thirsty for a blood sacrifice - their blood sacrifice. King Morax is creeping up on his stolen kids, executing everyone in his path. Meanwhile, teenage daughter Aine comes into her ass-kicking own against the merchants that plan to sell her off.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Aug 10, 2016

    So, again, where are the escapees headed and how many places are left for them to travel to? No matter the destination, would they even be safe once arrived? For one of the fastest paced stories out there, is it possible everything is going to come to a screeching halt? It just doesnt seem believablethat wed ever get a prison cell issue where everyone is locked up for an entire issue. No one stops moving, nothing is stable and everything is explosive. Wow, what a book! If youre not up to speed on Empress, go grab the back issues now. Youll burn through those suckers and read em again in a single sitting and youll never be bored. Mark Millar and cohorts are putting out a ton of quality books and Empress is high among them. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 14, 2016

    You should run like the galaxy is after you to get a copy of this book. The story is high adventure, the setting science fiction, the dialogue sensational, and the visuals stunning. One of the best series of 2016. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 10, 2016

    Empress #5 is a fascinating continuation of this thrilling sci-fi romp, as with only two issues to go after this, the creative team turn up the heat. Splitting the narrative between our various characters, we are left with a bold and dynamic narrative that is sure to only get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Aug 15, 2016

    Stuart Immonen adds to the tension by clearly revealing each character's anguish through compelling facial expressions. His suburb scenery captures the diversity of the Empress universe, but it's not so busy that we're taken out of the action by reveling in his excellent detail. Ive Svorcina's colors and Wade von Grawbadger's inks are beautiful, matching the vibrancy of Millar's storytelling. With only two issues left, everything is amounting to what looks like a pretty thrilling climax. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Aug 16, 2016

    It doesn't feel like an opus, but with this creative team you know you're in for as good ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 15, 2016

    I continue to be a big fan of this story and the art. I'd like to get a little more backstory, but I can live with the excitement of seeing what predicament they'll get their way out of next. The only thing that brings this issue down a little bit for me is the same cliffhanger ending we've seen throughout the series. To be honest though, it still leaves me looking forward to the next issue, so I can't hate on it too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Anderson Sep 20, 2016

    So far Im thoroughly enjoying Empress and this weird and wonderful chase through space that Millar and Immonen have created for us. This issue delivers more intense nail-biting moments and swashbuckling heroics, all framed in an epic space opera backdrop. Im looking forward to the next issue and the conclusion of the first story arc and hopefully getting an answer to the one question I have. Will our escapees evade death and danger one final time and be able to find their safe sanctuary? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Cosmic Ray Aug 14, 2016

    This series hasn't been Mark's best work.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Aug 16, 2016

    King Morax comes off rather hamfisted with his unnecessarily brutal punishment of people who were cooperating. The techie kid is also rather hyperbolic, making this huge blaster out of junk, but hey, it's comics. The escape from the volcano was thrilling and fun.

  • 5.0
    Briton Aug 17, 2016

    This is a very disappointing series. If we don't get a slower pace and some characterisation soon, I'm off.

  • 9.0
    Frogmire Aug 17, 2016

  • 8.5
    KFuqua Aug 13, 2016

  • 8.5
    truffaz Aug 15, 2016

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 1, 2016

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 13, 2016

  • 7.0
    DXO Aug 17, 2016

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