The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #5

Writer: Ram V Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 1, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
9.9Critic Rating
9.9User Rating

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What will Laila Starr do when she's finally given the chance to resume the mantle of Death?

Finding herself back in the world, Laila searches out Darius and discovers that for the first time she will be witnessing the death of someone close to her.

When they are both given a chance at immortality, their individual decisions lead to a surprising and touching series finale.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Sep 1, 2021

    The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #5 is beautiful and is a wonderful treat to read. You can read it multiple times and it is still powerful. It is so full of feelings as well as contentment, and it is a glorious reminder in a troubled world that there are still things that make life worth living. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Sep 1, 2021

    The detailed illustrations created by Andrade and Amaro feature a mix of colors. But, leans heavily on blue and purple tones. Although this edition features the same dreamlike quality previously uses in the series, it incorporates a realism that perfectly fits the ending narrative. I found this issue to be emotionally engaging and captivating. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Sep 7, 2021

    I cant say too much about the issue itself without spoiling much for the reader, so I will just advise everyone to give this series a real chance and open yourself up to an incredibly powerful story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 1, 2021

    The bottom line is this: The Many Deaths of Laila Starr is an incredible work as a series, but #5 is a brilliant piece of art that goes beyond it's pages as both wisdom of the human experience and art. It is, simply put, a masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Sep 2, 2021

    "The Many Deaths of Laila Starr" #5 is the perfect ending to a brilliant series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Sep 8, 2021

    The Many Deaths of Laila Starr is a perfect capstone to a near perfect comic. A self-contained journey about life and death that covers so many wonderful stories with beautiful writing and art throughout. The moment this becomes available in a collection, you owe it to yourself to purchase it if you don't already have the single issues. This is a comic that's going to linger with you for a very long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Sep 3, 2021

    The Many Deaths of Laila Starr reaches its conclusion with a final moving piece about grief, hope, and both the rejection of and acceptance of death itself. Truly this is a comic book series that has and will resonate with many readers for a great number of years, reflecting human nature and some of the deepest discussions and questions that we all hold at some point in our finite time on this planet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Aug 31, 2021

    In a year where we all have lost someone close through the shocking events of COVID, a book about death and how we cope with it helps soothe our cracked souls. I will carry the scars of this book to show how each of those we loved left a mark on our lives. This book deserves every one of the 100% ratings that we have given it over the past five months. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Sep 1, 2021

    The Many Deaths of Laila Starr#5is a perfect ending to an immaculate series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ariel B. Sep 1, 2021

    Visually stunning, heartbreaking, inspiring, and poignant. The Many Deaths of Laila Starr is a masterpiece and I dont say that lightly. If youre anything like me, youll laugh and cry and resent the crying and then read it all over again. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 1, 2021

    As it rests outside of traditional narrative conventions in the comics medium, Ram V, Andrade, and Amaro have put together a pleasantly weird fugue of a dream for page and panel. Like many dreams, its got a wispy, ethereal quality that may be difficult to hold onto in a wash of other stories in other forms which present themselves in the future. Though its been a hell of a dream, there isnt actually all that much to hold onto. Starr is an interesting character, but there hasnt been enough in the course of the series to ground her in a compelling reality. Read Full Review

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