Inferior Five #1

Writer: Keith Giffen, Jeff Lemire Artist: Keith Giffen, Michelle Delecki Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
7.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The citizens of Dangerfield, Arizona, are beset by strange goings-on after the "Invasion" that rocked the DC Universe, but only five misfit kids seem to notice them. Can they uncover what's happening before some sinister force collects them all? Find out in this new miniseries! And in the backup feature with story and art by Jeff Lemire, the Peacemaker is on a top-secret mission from Checkmate and Amanda Waller to find a mysterious weapon before the Russians can.

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 18, 2019

    I have no clue where this story is going over its year-long run, but I can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 19, 2019

    The backup story is written and illustrated by Lemire. It's a story about Peacemaker and his battle against these aliens. His quest at the end takes him in the direction of Dangerfield, Arizona! It's a nicely done little story at the end that makes you want more immediately! This issue is a nice package overall and is very enjoyable. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 20, 2019

    Though comparisons to Lemire's Black Hammer will be expected, this new Inferior Five displays a much weirder, much more DC-specific kind of take on these fun Z-listers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Sep 18, 2019

    In the grand tradition of surprising 12-issue maxis from DC, Inferior Five is a really strong start that brings the best of both Lemire and Giffen in a really great synthesis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Sep 18, 2019

    An enigmatic debut, Inferior Five (2019-) #1leaves readers with a head-full of questions, and a yearning for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Sep 18, 2019

    It's not what I'd expect given the original Inferior Five works, which I'm totally okay with, but also I can see how this might annoy some people given the pretty huge jump from the 1960s plot to this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 28, 2019

    Though both stories are related, I'm enjoying the main tale more so than the back-up. I like that the fallout from Invasion is the setting as I enjoyed that series when it first came out. I'm interested to see what's done with these familiar DC characters, and having Giffen play with them makes me happy. This is a good intro to these familiar heroes who are in a wonderfully warped environment. Buy this or Billy will make you go CHOOM. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Sep 20, 2019

    With a Gene Bomb as part of the original Invasion! storyline, a device that isolates superhuman metagenes and incapacitates those possessing them, can the capture of our protagonists and the unlocking of their super-potentials be imminent? Likely. Some I5 members had various metahuman abilities. They were just ham-strung by either their inability to use them effectively, or the weakness of the powers themselves. Both elements offer this creative team opportunities unrivaled. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Sep 20, 2019

    A mysterious and delightfully weird debut that has minor slips in quality that keep it from feeling truly great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Sep 18, 2019

    Lemire and Giffen's story is bizarre, unusual and, in places, downright creepy. My inner skeptic is pointedly reminding me that, in terms of setting, concepts, and cast, this title should be treated with extreme caution, but there's a strange, quirky charm to this book – as well as some deliciously disturbing imagery – and I'm on board for now. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Nicole Drum Sep 18, 2019

    When the end arrives, there's some hope that perhaps the miniseries is just a slow burn that will pick up in a few issues, but readers may have a weird, bumpy ride getting that far. Read Full Review

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