Barb Wire #5

Writer: Chris Warner Artist: Patrick Olliffe Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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After yet another bruising run-in with a superpowered psychopath, bounty hunter Barb Wire finds herself in the custody of shadowy federal agents who will stop at nothing to extract the information they seek. Barb has two ways to go: the hard way or the harder way!

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 4, 2015

    For where this new story arc leads Barabara next, Barb Wire #5 is a great start to another plot with potential. Who knows why she still does what Barbara does with these constant dangers and surprises, but for what it is worth you want to see how she can get out of this in on piece. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 4, 2015

    Frustrated as I was by the first arc, the creative team this time around feels like they've slowed things down a bit, gained a little more confidence and, in a way, are starting to tell their first real story. The right pieces have been here from the start but the execution just felt haphazard and it all ran too long. With this installment, it provides a nice tie, brings Barb into the larger world and tantalizes those of us that read the 90's books. Warner feels like he has a better handle on Barb's dialogue, especially her weary side in dealing with everyone, and not having to write Stormblud's tripe certainly helps overall. Olliffe and Nguyen also feel like there's a bit more confidence here in not having to illustrate things like Stormblud or just harborside exteriors and interiors. This has the potential for a bit of a turnaround and has me actually a bit more interested than I have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 5, 2015

    Barb Wire #5 is a slow start to the story arc but introduces intriguing new characters while touching on some of Barb's backstory. The opening sequence feels like a continuation of the fight with Stormblud so it's forgettable when it could've been more entertaining. Not much is revealed about Barb's former associate, Roman, but the Fed's interest in him has me curious about the answers that will be revealed as this story arc unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Nov 4, 2015

    I enjoyed this issue. I'm not in love with the story, I'm not hungrily awaiting the next issue to see where this story goes next, but I was engaged from beginning to end, which is surprising for a title I had zero interest or faith in previously. Do you know how nice that is? It seems so rare to have a book not rock my world, but at least make a solid damn attempt to entertain me in a simple manner. I don't know why Barb is back, but I can at least tell you that now, I don't mind that she is. Read Full Review

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