Folklords #5

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Smith Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Ansel and his motley crew converge on the Library of Banned Books, and finally come face to face with a Folklord-but are any of them ready for this encounter, and what it will mean for their entire world?

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Mar 26, 2020

    Folklords #5 sticks the landing this series has been building to. The answers in this issue were as interesting as the multiple questions that have been raised in this series. Every twist and turn along the way is made even better knowing it leads to this. This was a near-perfect issue with innumerable great moments. No matter what happens next, I’ll be on board for it. These 5 issues were great and kept me coming back for more, but the revelations of this issue brought my excitement for this series to a new height. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Mar 23, 2020

    FOLKLORDS #5 is a satisfying conclusion to this exciting narrative, but it also opens up the door to something totally new. We hope to see more from Kindt, Smith, and team in the future! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 24, 2020

    Folklords #5 was a dramatic read, being an issue full of surprising twists, action, and so much more. It felt like the first plot arc has been properly wrapped up here while setting us up for many more events in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Mar 27, 2020

    Too much too fast this time around, and with a couple of textbook tropes thrown in for good measure, apparently. While it was apparent that John Ronald wasn't going to be the main villain, he was far too obviously not. His monologuing was more than a bit over-the-top as well. The swooping in from nowhere of Demure, Ansel's will-they-won't-they love interest, felt trite. Archer's disappearing-reappearing act seems to act more as a convenience than something that would further the story, though the reasoning for his inning and outing is yet to be revealed"all we know is that he's "got more to worry about than any of [the other characters] even know". It's unfortunate, and I had high hopes for Folklords, but I've been mostly underwhelmed with this series. Your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 25, 2020

    For a finale that promised answers, we really weren't given much, and I'm disappointed that the miniseries ended with an ending clearly meant to lead to a next chapter instead of giving readers any real resolution. Read Full Review

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