Dark Knights of Steel #5

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Yasmin Putri Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 43
8.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Betrayals and assassinations have brought the world to the brink of war! As the Kingdom of Storms and Themyscira prepare for invasion, the El family is reunited at last to mourn their father...but what secrets does Bruce Wayne have that could prove vital to the future of the land?

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 1, 2022

    The mind of Tom Taylor is truly a wondrous thing. Every time I think I can no longer be surprised, a new twist in the plot has me nearly screaming aloud, and I absolutely love it. The familial dynamics and personal relationships of this chapter are brilliantly done, and I can't wait to see what's next in store for the House of El. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 2, 2022

    This was a great fifth issue and sets up what should be a very intriguing second half of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 7, 2022

    However, Taylor saves the best for last. As he introduces the Kents into the storyline. But with a rather fun twist. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 1, 2022

    This comic is as psychologically real as any story ever was. There's tremendous depth, and beauty, within this LARP. If you aren't reading it, you are seriously missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 4, 2022

    I hope everyone else out there is getting as big a kick out of this book as I am. Seriously, every issue is like a runaway train with wild action, death, and surprises. No wasted space here at all. The art is just glittering. I remain completely engaged. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 1, 2022

    As we reach the halfway point of the series, Taylor, Putri and Piranto are keeping the momentum rolling. The wide-open sense of where the series can go is thrilling and exciting without being too predictable now that the battle lines are being established. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 1, 2022

    Almost halfway in, this has the potential to be one of the best Elseworlds of all time. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 1, 2022

    DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #5 is probably one of, if not the most, powerful issue to date. Putri and Prianto provide the emotion and action while Taylor counters their renderings with unique story beats and plot twists that keep readers hungry and geared up for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 1, 2022

    Prepare yourselves, Dark Knights of Steel fans, as Taylor drops another bombshell on readers, Putri draws you in with incredibly beautiful art, and the addictive series rolls on. Pound for pound, this is the prettiest superhero book that also happens to elicit the most gasps per issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Sharna Jahangir Mar 3, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #5 is another winner, a book filled with great dialogue and heart-wrenching moments. I'm loving this medieval universe and the new versions of our favorite heroes. I have a major suspicion that there are imposters in this universe trying to hurt the name of the Els and, in addition, There's a very suspicious kryptonite moment. Tom Taylor, please continue to pull on our heartstrings. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 8, 2022

    There's a lot to like here with what's going on even though a good chunk of it doesn't get the room to breathe that it really deserves. The Harley and Ivy material is what works best in this regard and it delivers another look at their relationship through an interesting and different prism, especially with the artwork. I really like the material with the Kents as it progresses and just spending time seeing Diana trying to talk with Zala about what happened, which definitely will be interesting to see how it unfolds. Kal's turn is no surprise, to be honest, as he fits in with the generational aspect so well even as good as his parents were in raising him. This continues to be a really enjoyable series that has me eagerly looking forward to new installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 1, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #5 got the series back on track, and by the end of the issue, I'm not sure how things will go next.  However, I do know I'll be here for it!  The art is fantastic and this continues to be one of my favorite books right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn Mar 7, 2022

    A great addition to this version of the multiverse and a book worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 1, 2022

    Dark Knights of Steel #5features another medieval twist on a fan-favorite DC character and escalates tensions between the various kingdoms. With the end of the issue placing Batman in mortal danger (again), things look like they're about to get worse as all-out war is on the horizon. Read Full Review

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

    Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri do not hold back delivering big surprises in Dark Knights of Steel #5. While the biggest surprise of this issue may upset certain fans the consequences coming out of what happened have me invested in how the characters of the Dark Knights of Steel Universe will react. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Mar 1, 2022

    With the big choices this creative team is making, this could turn out to be a very satisfying and unique story. But as it stands, the series feels like it's trying to do too many things. Is it dedicated to upending expectations or to paying homage to DC canon? In trying to do both, it's beginning to lose its footing and intrigue. Read Full Review

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