The Woods #5

The Woods #5

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Michael Dialynas Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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Following last issue's harrowing revelations, we catch a glimpse of Bay Point Preparatory
High School before the fateful events of October 16, 2013 in this new story arc. On
opening night of the school's rendition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the lives of the
students and faculty crossed paths in an almost premonitory way, seeding the various
horrors to come.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 3, 2014

    Frankly if you're not reading The Woods then you need to drop a title and pick it up. The first volume trade is out at the same time so you can catch up this week and it's worth it. This is in the top three of titles that BOOM! Is publishing so don't let it pass you by, you'll only regret it when its two years into the story and everyone won't stop talking about it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Dec 31, 1969

    THE WOODS is a rare thing - it is a comic that everybody can relate to.  We are experiencing a wonderful growth in the range of comic subjects.  Comics are developing for an unbelievably diverse and rapidly expanding market.  There are very few comics (like SAGA and perhaps RAT QUEENS) that have such a broad appeal that will encompass the breadth of this audience.  Although it is science fiction, THE WOODS is also a mystery.  It is a coming of age story that includes many so characters that almost all readers can find someone with whom to connect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 8, 2014

    Youthful characters with increasing shades of grey are making things go in different directions that is rife with peril and suspense. This might be my new favorite series! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Sep 3, 2014

    Interesting character developments and promises of dragons Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Stuff Like That Sep 4, 2014

    The deeper you get into The Woods, the further you want to go! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Sep 7, 2014

    While the lack of progression does weigh The Woods #5 down, more great art from Michael Dialynas and remarkably sincere character development from Tynion make this arguably the best issue yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Sep 2, 2014

    Whilst the main story continues with a few twists and turns (as I have come to expect from this comic), slowing down this issue may take a few readers off guard. However, this serves to flesh out the overall story and characters that Tynion is building and proves another solid addition to this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Sep 1, 2014

    This isn't the most entertaining issue of The Woods so far, considering the mute, slow pace. Sure, this switch in gears away from the quick, eventfulness of past issues is perhaps necessary for the overall story and works well, but it does come across as less enjoyable. With that noted, The Woods #5 is a great issue that continues to cement this as a special, note-worthy comic book series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Sep 3, 2014

    A solid issue, but one that fails to meet the standards of the previous 4 by a smidge. Still found it to be a necessary read, mind you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 2, 2014

    Read this series. Spend the money to get the first trade and issue #5. I guarantee you you'll be glad you did. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Sep 2, 2014

    Perhaps the best praise that I can give to Tynion IV and Dialynas is that they have convinced me, through this excellent issue, to continue reading the series and to track down the first trade paperback collection so that I can come at future issues with all of the knowledge necessary to fully appreciate the story. The art and story really jive well on this book and nothing seems neglected or out-of-place. This is indie comic books at their finest great characters, rad artwork and a compelling plot rife with danger and the unknown. Read Full Review

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