Checkmate #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 11
5.1Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

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The shocking finale to the DC spy event of the year. Everything is revealed…and only one will survive the showdown between Checkmate and Leviathan. Also, who is the Daemon Rose, and why does he have a gun pointed at Superman’s face? Plus: Mr. King’s identity revealed, as well as the reason he has sacrificed everything to bring Checkmate back!

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Nov 23, 2021

    The art in this issue is filled with bold, but cool coloring and the drawing is a traditional comic book styling. I found the action scenes interesting and enjoyable. The attention to detail helped set the tone of the story, and I found myself completely visually engaged. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Nov 26, 2021

    Kamandi as King? It's a solid choice. (Even though I think Paul Kirk or a nameless agent pumped full of Mark Shaw nanites were also solid choices ... albeit them as mine).  So what did you all think? Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Nov 23, 2021

    Is this the end of Leviathan as we know it? Checkmate #6 answers some questions but leaves more in its wake. If you've been following the series this long, might as well finish it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Spencer Perry Nov 24, 2021

    Like so many other Brian Michael Bendis series, Checkmate concludes with grand promises that bring up interesting questions about the future and what's next, but throwing out potential for another series isn't enough to earn more good will than the story itself earns. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 23, 2021

    Midway through it felt like Bendis lost interest leading to a boring, underwhelming conclusion to an arc hes been working on for over two years. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 23, 2021

    Finally, Checkmate is over and we can all get back on with our lives in a world where the comics we love at least feel like they belong in the same Universe and where the characters we love feel like themselves or at least don't feel like the writer is making fun of them. The art in this issue made a would-be important scene come off incomprehensible and the story itself ultimately meant nothing. The only hope I have coming out of this mini is that no one ever references these events again and Bendis leaves DC soon. Read Full Review

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