Clean Room #5

Clean Room #5

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Astrid Mueller is scared for the first time as she struggles to tame a Clean Room gone wildly out of control. Meanwhile, her cult followers take the recruitment process to a whole new level. And Chloe faces demons more horrible than even her own hallucinations.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Feb 18, 2016

    Nothing is safe or can be taken for granted in Astrid Muellers world, a point driven home by the delicate attention to the gore last issue that served to remind us that the organs falling out of a ruptured chest cavity can appear just as rounded, supple, and squishy as a boob or a butt. Theres little doubt that Simone and Davis Hunt snicker from behind the page as the audience is left apprehensive of wanting to touch a butt, weirdly enticed to touch a freshly disemboweled spleen, or both. Clean Room, where every boner, regardless of gender, is a weird one! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Feb 23, 2016

    Here's hoping that Clean Room #6 is just as amazing as this issue and that some of my questions get answered! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Feb 19, 2016

    Clean Room #5 is the best issue of series so far, for all these reasons and more. Simone makes a few moments in these characters lives seem like a gripping saga, effectively highlighting that these are the major turning points of their stories. The art by Davis-Hunt and Winter is next level terror that all attempts at body horror should strive to emulate. The combined package is a psychological puzzle that simultaneously revolts and intrigues, makes us question what's right and wrong, and ensures that we stick around to find the answers. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 18, 2016

    Clean Room is at once maddening and enticing. The series is plagued with inconsistent pacing, strange narrative interjections and a plot that appears to get muddier with each new installment. It's also insanely gripping, completely terrifying and awesomely illustrated, making for a truly divisive read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Feb 25, 2016

    I love Gail Simone, and I love this book. It is weird and gross and off-putting, and that’s to say the least. I loved this books weird demon-lady on regular-lady nude hot tub moment, which was totally weird and off-putting while being just a little bit sexy… but still creepy. That is the best way to describe this book, I think- a little bit sexy or titillating, while making your stomach turn, further confusing you as to what you are actually feeling one moment to the next. Things aren’t getting much better for Chloe Pierce, and it seems like Astrid Mueller is in some deep doo-doo as well. So this is not a happy-go-lucky and funloving story. It involves lots of death and blood and nudity and demonic things. I loved the horribly manipulative and disgusting way Astrid dealt with the Rook (see high-ranking cult member) who was possessed by the weird blank eyed, face-twisting demon thing, by bringing up the most terrible and chilling moment from his past, where he inadvertently let his brother die diving headfirst into a pool because he, as a hormonal teenager was distracted by a hot babe in a bikini. Again- sexy, and disturbing. I love this book, but I do NOT love what it does to make my stomach do cartwheels each issue.

  • 9.0
    cora Feb 26, 2016

    Compelling and gripping! Wonderful stuff!

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