Identity Crisis #5

Writer: Brad Meltzer Artist: Rags Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 20, 2004 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 13
7.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The heroes take a proactive stance against the villains of the DCU at the cost of lives on both sides of the crisis! Unfortunately, nothing can prevent another shocking loss in a hero's private life as the stakes rise for everyone involved!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Dominic Davies Oct 24, 2004

    Meltzer has created a great murder mystery set with a massive cast, that will most likely leave us guessing till the very end. If you ever wanted a complex, compelling mystery in the DC universe then this is your ticket. Clearly one of the best releases this year, DC are about to do a third printing of the first issue so pick it up while you can. Nice work Robert for picking the casualty in this issue from his last review. Finally if you have any theories as to who is the culprit, feel free to post in the SBC forums, I have started a post in the DC Universe section with my own ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Oct 24, 2004

    Nice cover again by Turner, I kinds feel sad for Tim Drake the only real question I ask of his series is where the hell does it fill into continuity? Its sometime after War Games (the current, buy everything if you want to enjoy it, Batman story), but then? But thats doesnt really matter I am enjoying this series too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 24, 2004

    Overall, this instalment gives a real sense of things coming together. The story wisely begins to explain at least part of the mystery, dropping more and more hints (particularly by the issues end) of exactly who might be involved in the overarching plot and the murder of Sue Dibney. However, theres still a definite sense that things are unresolved, as well as a possible twist on the nature of the apparently threatening notes being sent to the loved ones of DCs favourite heroes. Many of the threads that began the series are still yet to be picked up again, but Meltzer is tempting us along with an excellent sense of pacing, giving us just enough each issue to be able to work out a little better where this is all heading. Im still expecting lots of surprises and a knockout sixth issue, but on the basis of what weve seen so far this could be one summer event which really lives up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 24, 2004

    Rags Morales does deserve a slap on the wrist for the cover image that he offers up for this issue, as the shot of a grieving Robin might as paint a big bullseye on one of Tim's supporting players, as well as telegraph the outcome in advance of the actual encounter. However, he does his normal fine job when it comes to the interior art, as the raw power of the opening clash gets the issue off to a rollicking start, and how can one not love the scene where Deadshot call's Kyle's bluff. Now the scene where Firestorm receives a killing blow could've been more clearly presented, but the final moments of the character are visually impressive. The art also does a pretty effective job of capturing the idea that there is something odd when it comes to Captain Boomerang's son. The art also does some nice work conveying the visual impact of the final pages, though I must confess most of my emotional investment in the sequence rested in the fate of the killer rather than the victim. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Kingman Oct 24, 2004

    Next month the focus is on Batman and his role/reputation as Worlds Greatest Detective. I expect a major revelation on page 30 of Identity Crisis #6. I dont think Ill be disappointed. But I hope Im not repulsed, either. Read Full Review

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