Shaper #5

Writer: Eric Heisserer Artist: Ace Continuado, Adelso Corona Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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As Cal Victus unleashes destruction on the Shaper home planet, the team rallies for one last chance at taking down an empire and saving the shape-shifting species! Spry has played many games of Heroes of the Caliphate, but this is no game, and all cards are on the table!

  • 10 - John McCubbin Jul 14, 2015

    Shaper #5 brings this exciting mini-series to a fitting conclusion, as though a huge part of me will be sad to see it vanish from my pull list (hoping for a sequel), this feels like a natural ending. It also has great character development, and tense action, with many moments that will leave you smiling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 17, 2015

    Shaper #5 is a solid conclusion that wraps up the pertinent story threads in a satisfying manner while creating a team I hope to see more of in the future. This issue is action-packed as a result of the story running its course and the action sequences are entertaining and still allow for a little character development. The initial scope of the battle is massive but a lack of an update on the surface of Solace makes it feel like an afterthought. However, I enjoyed this series so much I'm very open to revisiting these characters again in a new series hopefully. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 15, 2015

    It is great to see that with a mini like Shaper that the artwork can maintain the same quality from start to finish. Again compared to the other four issues Shaper #5 was a lot heavier in action. With the fast pace of this issue it was also good to see that the art team was able to capture everything fluently. Sometimes you might have to deal with fragmented scenes and that surprisingly has not been the case for Shaper. In fact it is partly thanks to the layout of the panels that helped with making sure that we got as much out of each scene as we should. Especially when it came to Rand taking on Ajax, and both Spry and Niva taking on Victus. Beyond that the sci-fi atmosphere of Shaper is what stands out the most between what goes on in space and the glimpse of what Solace really looks like. The diversity in species catches your attention right away and it really is interesting to see just how anyone can be one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Jul 15, 2015

    Shaper #5 is an action-packed ending to a very fun space opera. Eric Heisserer continues to honor the roots of the story with plenty of similarities to Star Wars. Heisserer's transitions are top notch, keeping the pace of the book flowing and exciting, jumping back and forth between the main characters as they take part in the Battle of Solace. There were some downsides to the issue. There was a lack of imagination with the use of the Shapers' transformations. They continued to be the same ones we have already seen. It was also difficult to tell what the Shapers were doing to defend their home planet outside of the main cast. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 15, 2015

    In the end, Shaper was not what I thought it would be based on that first cover and promotional image. I liked a lot of the ideas in it, but it didn't come together in a way that felt engaging, particularly since it had to work such a larger story into a compressed format without the spacing it needed to really flesh things out. Read Full Review

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