Ei8ht #5

Writer: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The fate of the Meld is at stake. It’s time to stop running.

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 16, 2015

    Ei8ht has been one of the best mini-series' I've read in a long time, with this finale issue being the perfect way to conclude proceedings. Giving us a smart, intriguing narrative, the creators leave us a lot to think about as we close this final chapter, with there being both the potential for a further volume as well as a nice conclusion should they decide otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Jun 17, 2015

    This creative team have delivered one of the most entertaining and beautiful books on the market. If you're late to the story, make sure to get it in trade. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 17, 2015

    I had an absolute blast with this series in its individual parts and I think it's one that will hold up really well, if not better, in trade form and hope that people take the chance on it. The production here across the board is strong and it plays to a good story with some beautiful design elements put into it that really elevates it while avoiding looking like a gimmick. This is one of those books that comes across as a passion project and you can feel it throughout it with a lot of love and care from everyone involved. I hope this is not the last of the Meld that we'll see, and that with some good trade sales and some smart marketing, it can extend its reach and its audience can find it and rave about it like I do. Very recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 18, 2015

    Ultimately, while certain elements in this issue feel rushed, the overall emotional payoff is strong. Better still, there's the promise of more Ei8ht to come in the future. This series ceertainly warrants a sequel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jun 17, 2015

    Albuquerque and Johnson have built a solid platform for this series, and I can't wait to see where they're going to take it when they come back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Jun 23, 2015

    Dr. Hamm and Nila get to the Meld, leaving behind a heroic Collins, after the final showdown. There is still the question as to Nila and Joshua's relationship, where he ultimately decides to go home to his wife (who is kind of but not really Nila"). The second half of the issue sets up a lot of the storylines for a second book, but I'm hoping the time twists weren't the only thing keeping my attention with this series. Overall, it was a solid outing with the potential to continue an intriguing and unique concept. I can't wait to see what Book Two has in store for readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jun 17, 2015

    With a clever open-ending, EI8HT #5 teases there might be more to come. If you have all the issues collected, you will get to see how creative team, Mike Johnson and Rafael Albuquerque, connected the scattered timelines as one cohesive narrative. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Jun 11, 2015

    Unfortunately this finale didn't pack the usual punch Ei8ht seems to consistently bring to the table. With a very short battle and a lot of pages that felt like filler, Ei8ht #5 doesn't present the fireworks we anticipated. However, the opening story arc has still been an impressive one and by the way this issue closes, it seems Albuquerque and Johnson still have a lot up their sleeve and this series is anything, but over. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jun 17, 2015

    The ending issue of Ei8ht as it stands leaves a bit to be desired. There's clearly more in the works, as this is not the end of Tune 8's adaptation and hopefully the series will continue to be translated into English because as it is, Ei8ht has remarkable potential to be a dream patchwork of awesome pulp concepts. This issue feels less like the conclusion to a story as much as one that will pay off in hopeful future ones Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jun 17, 2015

    In moments, sporadically placed in the issues thus far, the creative team have left clues and intentional mysteries about the makeup of The Meld and just how the timeline of events leading different characters to this place has worked. However, many elements of the story have not quite connected just yet. In the final pages of this fifth issue, Ei8ht ventures down a path that looks to potentially answer these mysteries with even more unknowns. The lack of answers is a bit underwhelming, as this is the final issue of the story. That is, until the final page suggests this is only the start. With knowledge that Ei8ht has much more ahead, the elements that remain unknown when added to the new dynamics offered in this issue only raise the bar of intrigue for this storys universe. Though Ei8ht has had a few bumps in the road, the latter half of this first arc, and the promise of more should leave readers rather satisfied awaiting the next arc in the story. Read Full Review

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