Icon & Rocket: Season One #5

Writer: Hudlin Entertainment inc., Leon Chills Artist: Doug Braithwaite Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Static is extremely interested in the new teen hero on the scene-but the feeling on Rocket’s part is most certainly not mutual! Can’t someone threaten the entire world again so she has an excuse to shake this guy? Be careful what you wish for…

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 20, 2022

    The best part of Icon & Rocket #5, for me, focuses on Raquel as she goes back to school. She's missed so much time because she's been out saving the world with Icon. Even though it hasn't been too long, she clearly feels out of place, almost like she's outgrown the importance of school, especially when you juxtapose it to the more serious, tangible change she's enacting in the world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 18, 2022

    Besides a few predictable plot choices, this was another solid issue of Icon and Rocket that's proving this modern take on the Milestone pillars is just as engaging as the original. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 18, 2022

    While the cliffhanger ending was very obvious, Icon's stand on Dakota's largest bridge was one of the best action scenes in this series so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 19, 2022

    Green Lantern #10 brings several running mysterious into focus into one colossal battle, and it all feels decidedly epic in scope, a threat perfect for a Corps such as the Green Lanterns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Jan 19, 2022

    This isnt just one of the best drawn and engaging books in DCs roster right now, its also one of the smartest. Judkins has his pulse on the issues of today and he tells stories about them without being preachy or espousing platitudes. Sometimes the issues don't have clear answers and sometimes they do, out no one wants to work towards them. Theres a short scene where a character talks about just how difficult the drug epidemic in this country is to solve. You can't simply apprehend thr sellers. You csnt simply cut the stem without dealing with the root.

    All of this against a backdrop of an actual superhero story, with earths mightiest man being hunted by an equal powerful assassin. Its an issue pwcked with content and great cha more

  • 7.5

    I thought this was pretty good. The plot and the characters were engaging, but a little messy and predictable. Hopefully, next issue straightens things out for a satisfying conclusion.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Jan 18, 2022

    The first three issues were great, and while this issue wasn't bad, it had some problems. I particularly don't like Icon's voice here, he is justified in his actions, however he doesn't sound as the old Icon. I'm sure Dwayne McDuffie, God bless his soul, wouldn't have approved of this voice for the character. I still think Hudlin vastly overestimates the economy's reliance on drugs but the discussion in class was pretty interesting. And hey, "stay off reddit" is indeed great advice, reddit is a cesspool for some very insane people, as is twitter.

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  • 8.5
    KittyNone Jan 24, 2022

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    ed1138 Jan 18, 2022

  • 7.5
    TheKing Jan 19, 2022

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