Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #5

Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #5

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Scott Hepburn Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Rogues against the might of The Royal Flush Gang! Guess who just got dealt a losing hand? Do the boys have any more tricks up their sleeves, or will this be the end of their run?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 12, 2014

    FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION proves that a tie-in can be a stand alone piece to an event and still remain a sense of individuality. Buccellato, Hepburn, and Filardi deliver one heck of an issue that is incredibly fun and very violent. They have a great understanding for who the Rogues are and their place in the DCU. Here's to hoping we could maybe get this team to actually do a Rogues series in the future. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Bryan Huth Feb 17, 2014

    Stay tuned to We The Nerdy as we bring you more DC news and be sure to check out the bittersweet review for Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #6 next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 15, 2014

    Overall, a great issue that picks up from some of the deficiencies of the previous issues and sets the stage for something really fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Feb 13, 2014

    The issue also brings a lot of plot threads to a close, creating a sense of finality as we head right into the closing sixth part of the story next month. We see an ingenious resolution of the fight with the Royal Flush Gang (who become periphery to the Johnny Quick threat) and also a return to some older plot threads, such as the startling and warmly done return of the Pied Piper and the Central City police force. Not to give too much away (as this is an issue that really must be experienced to fullest extent) but the final issue is going to be a blow out of monstrous proportions as the Rogues face off against an army of foes. So, should be fun then right? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 12, 2014

    In the end this is just another exciting issue as the Crime Syndicate is just throwing every available resource they can at the Rogues to make sure that they answer for their refusal to obey. Though we know that there really isn't a chance that the Rogues will be killed so easily, it's great to be able and read this also knowing that they are being put through hell along the way. Them against the world at this point and you want to root for the underdogs being the villains with golden hearts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 13, 2014

    Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #5 is my favorite issue of the mini so far.  Brian Buccellato is giving us a great look into what makes the Rogues such a great team and Scott Hepburn joins in to make it a really good book.  The odds are stacked against the team and I can't wait to see how they get out of it in the final issue next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tyler McGoff Feb 19, 2014

    Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #5 is an exciting, intense, and overall fun issue to read. The Rogues are a lovable band of losers thanks to Brian Buccellatos excellent character writing. Artist Scott Hepburn highlights all the action and energy on the page while showcasing the brutality of the Crime Syndicates Johnny Quick and Atomica. Buccellato and Hepburn have put the Rogues through the ringer in this Forever Evil tie-in and this issue is one of the best of the miniseries, so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Feb 16, 2014

    Scott Hepburn's artwork is gleefully cartoonish, which is a tonal fit for the unpredictable and wacky Rogues. His expressive work with faces is outstanding in terms of conveying the big personalities found within the pages. There is a panel where Weather Wizard discusses leaving, and Hepburn's pencils show just how heavy his thoughts are and the toll bottling them up has taken on him. This is not to say that everyone looks good under Hepburn's pen. He has drawn Mirror Master like a member of a certain team of martial artist turtles throughout the series, a trend that continues here. Despite some art hiccups, Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #5 relies on its strengths of slapstick humor, banter, and action to remain one of, if not the best part of DC's event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Feb 25, 2014

    Good planning on the Rogues' part. Mirror Master is believably distraught about Glider, and you can see his desperation. Weather Wizard comes on strong as well, and he really isn't someone you want to mess with by the end of the issue. Also, the reinforcements brought in by the Rogues were nicely played. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Feb 13, 2014

    Our heroes, especially Weather Wizard, get a chance to finally catch a break, and Buccellato manages to do this while still keeping to the desperate tone of the overall Forever Evil storyline Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Feb 13, 2014

    The last issue shows promise. Giant monkey villain fighting a beaten and battered group of completely and utterly expendable D-list villains might just yield some excitement. I hope they just destroy the entire dynamic of this team and kill a bunch of them off. It would be literally the first interesting thing since their New 52 debut. I'll be glad when this one is over, to be honest. It should have been a one-shot. Maybe then it would have worked, but as a six-issue miniseries, it simply falls flat on just about every level. One more issue. See you there. Read Full Review

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