Cryptocracy #5

Writer: Van Jensen Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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In the wake of tragedy, Grahame makes a desperate gamble for leadership of the Mars Family. But to do so, he must battle with his stepsister Temple for the Spear of Mars. Elsewhere, Bela's document leak has brought her fame and attention, but she begins to question the motives of her new ally, Hum. Also: The Lizard Men attack!

A blend of The X-Files and Marvel's A.I.M., a fun and thrilling adventure melding conspiracy theories, alternate history, trippy sci-fi, political thrills, and intense action!

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Kate Meekins Nov 3, 2016

    All in all, CRYPTOCRACY #5 is a wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated issue. It is completely immersive, and contains characters that are lovable, hate-able, feared, and even pitiable. Despite that the ideas of government conspiracies and dystopian worlds are fairly common among books and comics, Van Jensen has been able to create a unique and interesting story that this issue continues the high standards of. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi Nov 3, 2016

    This issue has knocked it out of the park for me and I would have to say that Cryptocracy #5 is my favourite of the series. You definitely will not be disappointed with this one, it is truly a must read. So stop waiting and order your copy today! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Feb 2, 2017

    While much has changed in the art style of Pete Woods, the addition of the lizard men was an interesting sight. While they do appear in the background of the cover art, they have a slightly different appearance in the issue which is an interesting and noticeable thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Nov 9, 2016

    Fast and furious, issue #5 of the series may be its best so far with bringing together all of the major players, giving peeks into the ruling politics of the mysterious families, and winking at readers with nods to actual conspiracy theories (looking at you horse at the Denver airport). 'Fun' is probably not how I should describe an issue with so much bloodshed, but this rollicking adventure continues to unfold in such an engaging way that I can't help but be charmed. Read Full Review

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