Arrowsmith #5

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 2
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 25, 2004

    A fairly exciting issue that is somewhat undone by the decision to have the action narrated in the past tense, which made it a bit difficult to believe that our brave hero was in mortal danger, as how could he write about the situation if he was killed before he could write this letter? Still this stands up as my favorite issue of the miniseries thus far as the action is wonderfully intense and the big attack manages to perfectly capture the horrors of wartime, while also acting as a fairly solid reminder of the idea that this war is being fought using magic. The issue also manages to place our hero in a fairly dicey situation as we see his attempted rescue of a young child leaves him stunned, and at the mercy of an advancing group of rather sinister looking creatures. There's also a couple of interesting side-plots as we see the people who a crafting these spells are being called upon to deliver spells without much time to figure out whether there may be harmful side-effects of the so Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 24, 2009

    Arrowsmith questions war through a fantasy setting that becomes darker as the weapons of the good care not how much evil they can spread. Read Full Review

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