Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Tonci Zonjic Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 21, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
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In custody of Detective Reyes after a vigilante outing gone wrong, Skeleton Boy is caught between his desire for revenge and the idea that he may be in over his head. Meanwhile, Skulldigger and Grimjim's feud threatens to take out innocent bystanders.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 20, 2020

    Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy remains one of the most visually innovative and deeply challenging comics series to date. The penultimate issue sets up the showdown of the century and yet the art continues to be the showstopper. Do not pass on this series as it has visually stunned and continues to impress panel to panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Oct 25, 2020

    Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #5 takes a slight breather after the shattering events of the previous issue. It still provides oodles of excitement, even as two of the central characters argue over the rights and wrongs of revenge. It shows that even children, supposed exemplars of innocence, can be warped into instruments of revenge by those for whom morality is simply a word. Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy #5 will have you thinking, even as you eagerly await the finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Oct 21, 2020

    SKULLDIGGER AND SKELETON BOY #5 reads like a script that's gotten away from itself, in the best way possible. This creative team is allowing the repercussions of past issues to take them wherever they might. It's chaos, high stakes, and some damn good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 21, 2020

    Shining white backgrounds, carefully mixed flashback sequences, and some stunning action spreads make issue #5 as stylish as ever, but that doesn't prevent it from reading like a pause stretched too long and unable to justify composing this many pages. Read Full Review

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