We Can Never Go Home #5

We Can Never Go Home #5

Writer: Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Josh Hood Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
9.4Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

All roads end.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Dec 3, 2015

    The entire creative team should be bowing on a stage with all the awards thrown at this. Without a doubt,We Can Never Go Home is the best new series on the stands this year. It has everything you could ever want in a comic. It punches you in the gut, it rips tears from your eyes, it makes you snort in laughter, and it works your brain. From Rosenberg and Kindlon's “did that just happen writing?”, to Hood's beautiful artwork; from Dylan Todd's stunning book design to David C. Hopkins' on point and sharp lettering; from Boss' eye-popping color to Michael Walsh's “I need that as a poster” cover,We Can Never Go Homeis sitting firmly on my shelf of most loved booksever inside my heart. Can't wait to see you next year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jan 29, 2016

    Kindlon and Rosenberg write an epic finally that has a very moving ending. It is not the ending that people may believe that the story would have had but it was the perfect ending for the miniseries and the issue. Hood and Level's art were really detailed and wonderous while the color from Boss has given the panels vivid life with choices and styles of colors. We got a fitting tribute to the movies like True Romance, Heathers and more with a super powered twist that makes it all the more appealing. The story deals with love in its various forms and what or who is more important at the end of the day. With brutal action and wonderful dialogue, this book was just an amazing finale. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Dec 3, 2015

    Weve been promised a return to the world of We Can Never Go Home in 2016 and thank the feckin gods for that. This series has been the biggest and most welcome surprise of 2015 and it deserves every accolade its received ten times over. Duncan and Maddie are two of the most fully realized characters anywhere, even as they themselves struggle to realize who exactly that is. Grow up, move on, hold on to things, but never ever go backwards. Thats just the beat of time the beat that must go on. If youve been trying for years, we already heard your song. And its glorious. Fuck you, WCNGH, for being so much more than just another story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Dec 2, 2015

    This is the first book from Black Mask that truly excited me (unless I'm misremembering and Space Riders came out first), and it has not let me down since the first issue. This is the kind of character work that many mainstream superhero books are missing, that final piece to the puzzle that reminds everyone that we don't just read these books because the people can do cool things. We read these books because we want to see what effect being able to do these cool things has on the people. Kudos to everyone involved on this book, and to all of you who are going to pick up the collection and read it for the first time: I envy you. Now, time to throw on a Mission of Burma vinyl and wait until the next volume drops in 2016. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Dec 2, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home #5 was an excellent conclusion to what is easily the best comic book story of 2015. Having given us an exciting, yet emotional tale, the creative team bring things to a gripping conclusion, showing the true nature of our two main characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 7, 2015

    The story is by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon, and it's impressive - although they may have gone a twist or two too far. But better too much than not enough. The art is by Josh Hood and Brian Level, and it's powerful stuff - raw and rude and compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Nov 27, 2015

    That's right, We Can Never Go Home is returning next year. David and Maddie's stories don't end here in this issue. In the meantime, buy this issue, buy the collected edition when it comes out, and if a friend of yours that loves comics hasn't read this series yet, buy them the series for a Christmas gift. This is one of those comics that deserves it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 4, 2015

    There's a bittersweetness that comes with the close toWe Can Never Go Home, a feeling of relief that Duncan and Maddie's immediate suffering is at an end, and a feeling of unfounded angst that we'll never see them again. The world they live in created them, made them find each other, and gave them something to fight for. How could there ever be an end? The final, pitch black page of this issue provides the same longing you find just seconds before your favorite mix tape clicks to a stop: you know you want more, but you don't know when you'll have it. That's what makes things like this so special, I suppose: they don't come often in life, but once they do, you can hold on to themforever. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Dec 1, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home #5 has several dramatic reversals and gut punching action sequences, but writers Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon never neglect the extremely different character arcs of Madison Munroe and Duncan Schmidt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Dec 13, 2015

    We Can Never Go Home takes you back to a time when responsibility was never on the horizon. The characters are smart and relatable. The art is engrossing and full of surprises. The end of the first arc is satisfying and consistent with the story as a whole. This is an encouraging piece of work for indie creators, and should be on your radar. Read Full Review

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