Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #5

Event\Storyline: Dark Crisis Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Daniel Sampere, Alejandro Sanchez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 46
8.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

WAR AT THE HALL OF JUSTICE! After the shocking events of the last issue, Pariah has won. And now his Dark Army is poised for the invasion of our world. It's up to the Titans to rally the remaining heroes to defeat Deathstroke's ever-growing forces and avert total destruction! An epic war starts on the steps of the Hall of Justice, and only a miracle could help the heroes now. But all hope is not lost, as the worlds without a Justice League have begun to loosen their grip...but can the heroes return to Earth if it means one member of the Justice League could be lost forever?

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2022

    I lost count how many times I had a huge smile or nodded that Dark Crisis has the tone, heart and action of some of DC's biggest events, That doesn't include the numerous geek out moments where Williamson and Sampere completely nailed a scene. Dark Crisis might not have the company wide presence it deserves, but there's little denying each issue has been excellent. Bring on the next installment! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Oct 5, 2022

    Every emotional beat is handled with care, and seeing how the young sidekicks stay positive in the face of total annihilation is admirable, even as Black Adam disagrees. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 24, 2022

    Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #5 feels like the series is coming together. Williamson has built something really intriguing so far, and this issue makes one appreciate it even more. Sampere and Sanchez are doing brilliant work with the art, and Napolitanos letters bring the dialogue to life so well. This event is a DC lovers dream. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Oct 4, 2022

    Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere make sure the pieces come together amid a significant reveal. The heroes rally after the JSA inspired, but evil comes closer to bringing doom. This issue will leave you super excited for what is to come, and I can't wait for next month! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 4, 2022

    As we approach the last act of this event, things are falling into place for one hell of a final showdownbut surprisingly this issue feels like the ones before it, in terms of it being very character-focused. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Oct 4, 2022

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 releases what has been building the entire event. There have been confrontations, battles, and showdowns before, with huge amounts of damage done to the heroes and their community. But there was always a sense that a battle that dwarfed those skirmishes was coming. And here it is with the fate of a universe in the balance... with the nature of this comic, there is possibly something even bigger around the corner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Oct 5, 2022

    Wear a neckbrace for this one, folks, because this ride is wild. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Oct 4, 2022

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths#5 is an event comic that should be a slam dunk, and in many ways is on paper, but without a clear resonate core, ends up feeling like a hollow series of amazing images on the page. With two issues left in the main title, Im willing to admit everything could fall into place and reveal that missing piece, but based on the first five issues, that seems unlikely. That doesnt mean this book should be ignored, as Sampere and Snchezs work on this book is some of the best work delivered from DC in recent years, which is a testament to the companys output for art has been top notch. This comic andJudgment Dayfrom Marvel are proof that for many it's not even fatigue that kills momentum for a massive story, but the underlying message, or lack thereof. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 4, 2022

    Sampere delivers visually on the serious and sometimes uplifting tone of the story. They complement each other well.  Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 9, 2022

    The last few issues of Dark Crisis have all been slightly better than the one before it, and this is the best issue to date, though slightly hampered by a stumble at the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Oct 7, 2022

    I liked many of the moments here and have spotlighted my favorites here. But I don't know if I quite truly grasp what is happening. Perhaps that ups the ante? Anything is possible? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Oct 6, 2022

    This was another strong issue in terms of the writing and art, but it did feel like it was treading the same ground as the last issue. A few bits of plot advancement, a little talking, but again constant reminders of the overwhelming odds against our heroes. I enjoyed it, but I wanted more, I wanted to see the story push forward more. I guess the pacing has to factor in the one-shots, so I wont blame Williamson too much. Samperes art was, as always, perfect for this book. It all looked gorgeous.Darkness on the edge of the Multiverse is now darkness across the Multiverse. Red skies, Earths dying, mass battles for the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 4, 2022

    Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #5 moves this event forward into its final stages. The way we get there is not the cleanest but when it comes to giving fans moments to get hyped for what happens next Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere deliver big. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 4, 2022

    Its like when movie companies say that fans wont watch a three-hour movie because its too long. So, they trim it down, cut critical parts, and make a far worse movie. Williamsons story just screams that right now. There appears to be way too much that fans arent seeing which is causing a ton of nonsense thats completely unnecessary if given the appropriate amount of space to share the story. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 4, 2022

    While you do get a little bit more about Pariah's goals and the feeling that we're finally in a Crisis, it comes off as a lot of repeat of what we've already dealt with for the majority of the book. Yeah, we get a great cliffhanger and some excellent art but ultimately I felt that there wasn't much new to this new issue.6.8/10 Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Oct 5, 2022

    It's more controlled and contained than something like Death Metal, but it's also less imaginative. Dark Crisis has been promoted as everything a fan could want, and my biggest worry isn't that it's a lie. Read Full Review

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