Female Furies #5

Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Adriana Melo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
3.9User Rating

Scott Free has escaped Apokolips, and now it's all-out war between that wretched planet and New Genesis. This is good news for the Furies, who now have a clear mission to fulfill: keep Scott Free from joining the other side. That's bad news for Big Barda, who has fallen in love with the future Mister Miracle. It's a race to Earth to see who can get to Scott first, and maybe Barda's last chance to convince her sisters that they don't have to do what Darkseid says anymore-which could be the only way she comes out of this alive herself.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jun 5, 2019

    One to go. I am so excited to see what happens and sad to know it is almost over. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jun 6, 2019

    So if you feel threatened by the idea of strong women fighting against oppression, then this is not the book for you. I dont know what is. Nor do I care. For anyone who enjoys well told and well illustrated comics, ones with something to say, and a real flair for how to say it, Female Furies is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 7, 2019

    Castellucci and Melo are a dream team. They make every moment count. They also create a feminist view of the world that is smart and creative and just plain excellent. It's been a solid run. They just need one more great final issue next month to make this a classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jun 5, 2019

    Cecil Castellucci has not only expanded a great deal on the inner working of Apokolips, she's also written a harrowing and thoughtful look at how women navigate the world, no matter which world it is. That this is all handled with deftness and kick ass fight scenes is the icing on the cake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 12, 2019

    Female Furies #5 is a great issue, but it isnt perfect. The Furies reaction to Earth is humorous, the fight scene is exciting, and Bardas speech is heartfelt and powerful. However, Williks groveling and the added chauvinism of the Apokolips inner circle feels tacked on to make the bad guys look worse, but that really isnt needed at this point. Adriana Melos art is still top notch and continues to impress. It will be cool to see what the Furies scheme entails next issue, and this issue sets it up rather well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jun 5, 2019

    If you've been liking what this miniseries has been putting down thus far, odds are you will enjoy the beginning of its third act. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jun 9, 2019

    At turns tender and quietly devastating,Female Furies #5 strongly continues one of the most impressive course corrections I've ever seen in a miniseries after a disastrous first couple of issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 5, 2019

    This series has been a disappointment.  Cecil Castellucci seemed more interested in pushing her message through the first 3 issues and now the book continues to suffer from a lack of story and character work.  Things just happen for no reason other than to push the book to next month's final issue and that's a shame.  I hope the finale can right the ship as it steers into port, but I'm doubting that now, more than ever. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 5, 2019

    Female Furies #5 is probably the best issue of the series, just because it traffics far less in the torture of the title characters and instead has them turn the tables for the first time. The problem is, it's still just not very good " a confused satire of current-day misogyny and sexual abuse as filtered through a society that's always been monstrous, but never in such a base and human way. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    Darkseid24 Jun 5, 2019

    Utterly garbage describes this mini series the best. It’s issue 5& MeToo& pseudo feminist views ( stories like these are an insult to real feminists. Feminism is about equality, not about men bashing.) are still forced on the New Gods. All men are still sexist assholes, who only want to rape women& women are too weak to do anything about it. Casellucci forces this idea on every New Gods character, no matter whether it fits or not. Only this time The Furies convince Barda to help them torture the guy, who sexually abused Aurelie. Williks character is reduced to a stereotype, since he turns into a crying coward as soon as women are attacking him. Female characters are also portrayed as naturally being better than male characters, but not al more

  • 3.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 8, 2019

    I never thought anybody would be able to convey wooden acting in a comic book but here we are. This is reaching unreal levels of bad writing. I weep for what this story could have been. I can’t get over how Barda’s big meaningful moment of self-determination... was to throw herself at the first guy she met who she knew almost nothing about. Stellar.

  • 2.0
    YourGreenMuse Jun 7, 2019

    This book is near parody. I've already said so much about this book previously. These are not characters, they're objects meant to get a message across. And things just happen without being earned now, isn't that great? Maybe should've built up to things instead of ticking the same boxes over and over. I was sympathetic to this title at first because I really do think there is some good here somewhere, but every single fucking issue just makes me regret it. This is terribly written. The action scenes are abysmal. Good job doing more to hurt your cause than help it, Castellucci. You're never going to convince people with this. I don't understand the mentality here. But maybe I need to be more woke. I need to be re-educated. I need to *learn more

  • 1.0

    The dialogue is the equivalent of Twitter stereotypes.

  • 1.0
    Briton Jun 7, 2019

    An abomination.

  • 10
    Pallaki Jun 5, 2019

    So many women suffer something like this, its so hard and so true.

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