Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth #5

Writer: Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert Artist: Marco Renna, Eleonora Carlini Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR ENDS HERE! Angel and Buffy finally confront the enemy in the heart of the Hellmouth, but the journey has already taken it's tolls. Beaten in body and spirit, they might not have enough power between them to save the world. With more allies than they know, Buffy and Angel will make their final stand... and not everyone will make it out alive.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 12, 2020

    This issue acts as an excellent season finale for the first year of the Buffyverse. It has everything we’ve come to expect of this reboot and so much more. There’s epic battles, quieter emotional moments, good banter. It’s Buffy at its best. It succeeds in drawing all the different threads together to a satisfactory conclusion while also sowing the seeds for what’s still to come. Fans, both new and old, are going to love this. To say I’m excited for the future of the Buffyverse would be an understatement. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 12, 2020

    With the conclusion of Hellmouth #5, BOOM! Studios and this creative team nail their first major event for the Buffy franchise. If you told me this is where we would find ourselves a year later after the debut? I would not have believed you. So far this franchise is in good hands with creators who know how to satisfy us with familiar content, while at the same time introducing us to so much more that is new territory. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 18, 2020

    Although I've enjoyed both the Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboots, I don't think Hellmouth met the lofty goals of the series. Still, there was fun to be had… and some tears to shed. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 12, 2020

    Great art and writing still result in a flat story. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 20, 2020

    A decidedly flat end to a decidedly flat miniseries,Hellmouth #5 succeeds only in asking readers why they spent money on it in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 12, 2020

    There are good ideas here, but it all feels like it needed a little more time in the creative oven, and little more patience when it comes to execution. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Feb 14, 2020

    This was a very quick finale, but it served as a good wrap up to the first year of stories, at least for Buffy. Angel sort of gets the shaft in this regard, and it makes me slightly annoyed that Angel even has a title yet. He should be part of Buffy's cast, but instead he's got a whole team in Los Angeles that don't appear here and he gets about three lines total in this issue. It makes me question the point of even doing a crossover. Why not just make this a Buffy event and leave Angel out of it? Will there be consistent crossovers after this? Or was this more of a stunt to tease Angel and Buffy's first meeting? I've got issues with the editorial decisions here. But the book itself, without meta reading, is pretty good. I hope year two of more

  • 6.0
    SoosX Feb 12, 2020

  • 6.0
    mikesbr42 Jan 2, 2021

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