The Occultist #5
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The Occultist #5

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

The final showdown! The Occultist faces off against the evil wizard who wants to steal our hero's power! In the midst of a bloody confrontation, learn the secrets of the villain's ruthless past, as well as the true purpose of the Occultist!

"Another hit for Dark Horse."-Bloody Disgusting

Brain Boy™, The Occultist™ © 2013 Dark Horse Comics, Inc.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 5, 2014

    To really do this book justice I would need to spoil the hell out of it, but I won't be doing that. If you just started with The Occultist on this series then you'll definitely be happy with the outcome, but if you've been following it from the beginning then the reward will be even greater. I hope we don't have to wait long to see the Occultist again and if the teaser in this issue is any indication" we won't. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 5, 2014

    Overall this was a great conclusion to a book which brought about a hero who has a lot to offer in the world Dark Horse is building. The Grim Reaper so to speak and that enough reason to take interest in Rob who has a long way to go now that he knows what his role is in the world. For five issues Tim Seeley didn't waste time developing Rob as a character who was a hero of circumstance, putting that and his relationship with other character above over the top action. You want to read this because The Occultist is a thrilling supernatural take on super-heroics, as heroic as it can get. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Feb 6, 2014

    The Occultist #5 is a solid ending to this series and is satisfying as it reveals the true motives behind everything that occurred while tying up loose ends. When the Occultist is at his best, as he is in this issue, he can be a mesmerizing character and with the ghostly action combined with the character development, this was the best issue in the series. I don't know what's in store for the Occultist after this but I would be on board to seeing him in future series based on this issue alone. If you've read any issue in this series then I recommend finishing it because it has a satisfying conclusion. If you enjoy ghostly subject matter or tales of the mystic arts you should check out this series and enjoy the ethereal journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 4, 2014

    The Occultist ends on a moderate high, with the teaser near the end having me excited for the future of The Occultist. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Blair Stevenson Feb 4, 2014

    The art in Issue #5 is enjoyable to follow, mixing elements of horror and supernatural beautifully. Artist Mike Norton clearly had fun with this issue and had plenty to play with between the scenes of modern day, 1870's and the realm of the dead! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Feb 5, 2014

    The artwork is actually pretty good, for a change of pace, with an artist who seems legitimately able to draw faces well, which is a surprising rarity amongst the books I've reviewed, but really it means nothing" this comic was lame, and this series as a whole was just a squandering of a cool idea. It's a testament to how execution completely trumps concept and the dangers of assumption especially when you're assuming your reader is already invested in the lead character. I don't know if this is the final issue of The Occultist (Dark Horse site was unhelpful), but if it is, I say good riddance and let's hope for better going forward; not recommended. Read Full Review

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