Crush & Lobo #5

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 6, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

The hunt is on! Lobo left a trail of destruction across the galaxy that's...honestly pretty easy to follow. But even though Crush thinks she's seen it all (Murder! Mayhem! Intergalactic highway robbery!), nothing can prepare her for what she finds when her father's trail goes cold...

  • 9.0 - Jamie Lovett Oct 6, 2021

    Crush & Lobo takes a turn for the weird(er) in its fifth issue, somehow turning this chapter into a riff on fairy tales, Hansel & Gretel in particular. It's an odd choice, but it maintains the clever, reader-facing writing, brilliant penciling, and neon coloring that have defined the book's aesthetic from the start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 5, 2021

    This is ultimately a story about a girl trying to better herself after having the worst role model possible, and that's something I definitely was not expecting to get out of a Lobo comic. But then, it's not surprising given the usual quality of Mariko Tamaki's writing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Oct 8, 2021

    Nahuelpan is killing the art, too. A book featuring the main man needs to match the absolute batshit levels of crazy that come with that, and we get that in spades. My favorite image from Crush & Lobo #5 features a portrait with Lobo and one of his many lovers. They're in a loving embrace. She looks secure and loved, and he looks evil and mischievous. It definitely got a chuckle out of me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Oct 5, 2021

    This is a fun issue filled with bold colors and detailed drawings. There are some interesting panels involving aliens and family portraits. And the actions scenes are well done. Overall, this is a good looking and engaging edition. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 5, 2021

    Crush & Lobo continues to tell a story hardly, and after five issues, that is ridiculous.  I think the book is supposed to be funny, but it's just sad, like a clown.  One tear rolling down his cheek as he tightens his bindle and hits the rails hoping that the next town accepts a tired old performer that only wants to bring a smile to a child's face one last time.  This book is that clown, and I'm the child who is destined never to laugh at him and his stupid bindle.  Fin Read Full Review

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