Stumptown Vol. 2 #5

Stumptown Vol. 2 #5

Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Matthew Southworth Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: January 23, 2013 Critic Reviews: 5
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The conclusion of Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and acclaimed artist Matthew Southworth latest STUMPTOWN mystery! Stupid skinheads, angry DEA agents, and extremely irritated Portland Police are all focused on "Baby" - rockstar Mim Bracca's most precious guitar! Can Dex navigate the politics, egos, and attitude to get the axe back without producing even more tabloid fodder?

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 22, 2013

    My big regret, of course, is that with Stumptown #5, we are once again on hiatus from the ongoing disaster that seems to follow Dex wherever she goes. Readers of the previous volume are rewarded with a tease for the future, and Im already itching to get back into this world. Another case please, Mssrs. Rucka, Southworth and Renzi! And the sooner the better! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 23, 2013

    I’m going to miss this book as it’s brightened my month with each release. It chooses a great week to go out on and I will begin anxiously waiting for the next volume of Dex’s life… so crack the whip Oni. If you’re afraid that this issue couldn’t possible surpass the last fear not, for they are very different issues but equally good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 23, 2013

    Stumptown isn't a comic for everyone, and it isn't going to be massive sales success, but it has received its share of critical praise and believe me when I say, it deserves it! I can't wait until Rucka and Southworth are back again and Dex is off on another crazy case. The final page features some of Rucka's suggestions for further reading; I know that I'll be checking out the titles he listed! Highly recommend this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 28, 2013

    Rucka and Southworth make their readers pay attention to the story that they're telling. The reveal of the true thief at first seems like a trick, an easy solution to get out of this story. But as you start to backtrack the story, to follow the clues and see what Dex has been seeing, you can see how Rucka and Southworth have been seeding this mystery from the very beginning. Rucka's assured and measured storytelling is as strong as usual but Southworth and Renzi's sometimes shaky artwork makes part of this comic feel unfinished. Even with the rough artwork, Stumptown #5 delivers a fantastic modern mystery that has both been about just what it seemed to be about while building an even deeper well of trouble for Dex in future stories by Rucka and Southworth. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jan 27, 2013

    If you've come this far, you might as well pick up the final issue of the miniseries, but I would not recommend this as an introduction to the world of Stumptown. The story has been a little on the slow side, lacking much in the way of tense moments where one can be genuinely fearful for the characters and their well being, and that doesn't change here. Unfortunately, the art continues to do so, making for another issue that doesn't really fit in with any of the other ones before it. Read Full Review

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