The New York Five #1

The New York Five #1

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 26, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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There's nothing more exciting than college life in the big city. But complications can follow you from dark places and not just from your boring hometown. In THE NEW YORK FIVE, Riley's sister Angie is making a name in the Lower East Side with her new band, and now Riley is the black sheep of the family. Lona's murky past appears to have been hiding an alarming proficiency for stalkerism, and Merissa and Ren will confront uncomfortable situations involving older men. But who is the "five" in THE NEW YORK FIVE? Find out as Vertigo reunites this cast with its stellar creative team of Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) and Ryan Kelly (LUCIFER, Local) in this standard-sized 4-issue miniseries.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 29, 2011

    But enough of the technique, what of the story itself? It is, as you can probably guess, a gripping read with an unexpectedly tense cliffhanger. In a genre more suited to sci-fi and fantasy, it's good to see a writer unafraid to do a simple, slice-of-life comic, and do it so well. It's almost like "Gossip Girl" might be, had the writers of that show remembered not to make every character utterly wretched. Don't let the book's Minx origins put you off. There's no shame in reading a comic this good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jan 26, 2011

    If you missed The New York Four, fear not. The New York Five is easily accessible for anyone; man, woman, teen, or adult. Think of it like Felicity, but with less cheese and better acting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 29, 2011

    Another great comic from Vertigo. Nothing new about that. If you are looking for a change of pace from superheroes or if you just have little sisters who you love, I urge you to check this out. The story is interesting slice-of-life stuff that a lot of people can identify with and the art is incredible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 29, 2011

    Opening issues are tough for a mini series. There is so much ground that has to be covered while getting the story under way. It's nearly impossible to achieve this with four main characters, all with their own plots. However this comic book establishes everything that's needed to tell a good story while setting up enough for the rest of the series. If you are looking for something completely different, something that deals with real life for young adults then this issue is worth picking up. Read Full Review

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