Dead Kings #5
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Dead Kings #5

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Matthew Dow Smith Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
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The wreck of the Rus Empire is a violent, rusted sprawl cut across an aging continent. The Oprichnik Secret Police hold a fragile order in place by removing all the socially dissident from society...these are the Chorts, the scapegoated devils of the new word...and they deserve freedom. DEAD KINGS brings it to them.
On the border of a dried up Black Sea, Sasha Vasnetsov and Maria Kamenaya have brought war to Barracks 33 to free Sasha's brother Gena. As the barbed wire fences fall, a family reunites in the furnace of rebellion - they may free thousands, but is it too late to save the more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 5, 2019

    It's rare to find a book that's set in such a pessimistic world end so optimistically. This story is over, but it could go on, with the fight continuing elsewhere. I enjoyed the characters and their arcs, the sensational art was based in reality, the colors added immensely to the art, and the letters had me hearing the characters' speech with all the right tones. I was surprised by this book in so many ways. I would absolutely welcome all the creators back for another visit to the land of Dead Kings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Jun 3, 2019

    The presentation has been lacking throughout, and I spent a lot of time waiting for Maria and Sasha to develop into characters rather than ciphers for more than a panel or two, and it's too bad that the really nifty stuff in this book like the ties to Russian and Eastern European folklore don't sparkle more as a result. Maybe with another pass from a different editor this book could have been what it was trying to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott May 29, 2019

    A great end to a fantastic series from some very talented people, and I really hope we get to see more stories from this particular world in the future. Read Full Review

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