Once & Future #5

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
9.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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With Gran's life hanging in the balance, Duncan comes face to face with another knight in search of the Grail, and only one will emerge victorious...

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - CJ Dec 20, 2019

    Once & Future #5 continues to mix the high adventure of the Indiana Jones movies with a dark take on Arthurian lore and has set the stage for an exhilarating conclusion to its first arc. Considering how amazing this series has been, I expect that it will be nothing less than amazing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 18, 2019

    Everytime I feel Once & Future has hit its ceiling it shatters it the very next issue, and that is the case once more. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 18, 2019

    Dan Mora lays out some beautiful visuals in this issue. The characters look fantastic. The action is amazingly detailed and there is a sweeping, cinematic beauty to the action. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 21, 2019

    Not everything is as Duncan expects in Once & Future #5. We're at the turning point where he's no longer just being dragged along; he's part of the story and he has to do with it what he can. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 18, 2019

    For a series like this which takes a bold step towards the dark side of fantasy, Once & Future #5 is compelling for how it struck a beautiful balance between creating the makings of a proper hero and a memorable moment shared between family. There was a lot of tension created from Gran's secrets coming to light, but this was the perfect time to truly put their bond to the test when it mattered most. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 18, 2019

    Once And Future #5 keeps up the blistering pace of the series while also answering a lot of burning questions that the end of the last issue raised. Gillen is writing about the power of stories in this book. But this issue also shows that the real power in stories comes from those who are in them. Dan Mora and Tamra Bonvillain are the perfect art team for this book, gelling together to create some fantastic art. With only one more issue remaining, Once And Future remains a triumph. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Dec 19, 2019

    Once & Future #5 is another brilliant example of artwork and storytelling, combing legend and character development to create something truly chilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Dec 18, 2019

    If you've been following along at home, you know that I adore this book. There were a few issues again this month with dialogue that just didn't flow somehow, making it difficult to continue reading without stopping to parse out just exactly what was attempting to be conveyed, which was disappointing. This has been a difficulty off and on since issue #1, so while it's not exactly unexpected at this point, it's still kind of a bummer, because otherwise Once & Future would be nigh on perfect. Read Full Review

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