Crime Syndicate #5

Writer: Andy Schmidt Artist: Bryan Hitch, Kieran McKeown Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

The Crime Syndicate crosses the line for the last time…and Alexander Luthor demands justice! Earth-3’s Luthor, Savanna, Venus, Power Tower, Red Hood, Lonar, and Thaal Sinestro band together to form the Legion of Justice and defend their world at all costs. Will the looming threat of the Legion stand in the way of Owlman, Superwoman, and Ultraman’s quest for global takeover? It all builds to a cliffhanger that will leave you on the edge of your seat!
Question of the month: Who is Luthor’s secret weapon?
Also, in this issue’s backup, witness the origin story of Johnny Quick, illustrated by Bryan Hitch!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 6, 2021

    Crime Syndicate #5 is another incredible addition to the series. The plot is full and action, whilst keep the violence dark and unforgiving at the same time. All of the different characters involved give this world a huge depth, bringing with it personalities and opportunities for battle. Schmidt is exploring their own world now, and the great art by McKeown and Vines is providing special changes to each and every one of them. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 12, 2021

    Great cliffhanger. Fun book. I'll be sad to see this all end next month Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Jul 9, 2021

    As far as penultimate issues go, it's hard to get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jul 6, 2021

    Another issue that makes you hold your breath until the last page. Packed with action and details, this issue is a must-have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Jul 6, 2021

    This mini has been a wonderfully pleasant surprise. What I thought was going to just be a retelling of the Justice League's origin has taken on a life of its own has become an exciting glimpse into an Earth we haven't heard from in a while. I hope this series impacts the Suicide Squad book, that thing could use some content of this quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 7, 2021

    Bryan Hitch illustrates the back up story, which is the origin story of Johnny Quick. It is really a lot of fun and the story is well drawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 6, 2021

    Crime Syndicate has turned the corner and has become a fun continuity-free mini-series. Theres just one issue left so itll be interesting to see how Schmidt and McKeown craft this final act. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 6, 2021

    It's the Legion of Justice Vs. Johnny Quick and Atomica..... then it's the Crime Syndicate Vs. The Legion of Justice. Two fights for the price of one that show us more and more about both factions feuding on Earth-3 and while I would have liked to have seen more for this being the penultimate issue to the series, I had fun and thought the art was great throughout.   Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 7, 2021

    While it's possible to pick at nearly any choice or page in Crime Syndicate #5, it's not worth the time invested because there's clearly nothing more to be asked about this misstep than: Who was this even for? Read Full Review

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