Man-Bat #5

Writer: Dave Wielgosz Artist: Sumit Kumar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Man-Bat has been hunted by the Suicide Squad, beaten to a pulp by Batman, shot at by the police and terrorized by Scarecrow. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! In this explosive conclusion to the tragic tale of Man-Bat, Kirk Langstrom will need to fight off the hordes that hound him, rescue his loved ones from the clutches of a madman, and do it all before the Man-Bat serum coursing through his veins eats him alive from the inside out. Do not miss this epic final act!

  • 10
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Jun 1, 2021

    It's a touching story about a man coming to terms with his self identity, and it still has time for kickass fights and goofy comic book nonsense. What more could you want? So, for the last time, I want to say BUY THIS BOOK. Show editorial we want more of this kind of thing. I want books like this flooding the shelves and, more importantly, draining my wallet. I will most definitely be picking this up when it comes to trade. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Man-Bat #5 is a perfect finale. It is absolutely filled with action and battles as the lingering tension that has been captivating all series boils over, but there are also beautiful, emotional scenes as a man comes to terms with his own life and how it will change. The art is the perfect suit for this blockbuster of an issue, able to channel the chaos whilst also etching the facial expressions of pain and fury. As one large chapter of Kirk Langstroms life comes to an end, a new one is just beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Jun 1, 2021

    Man-Bat #5 ends a compelling narrative on a bittersweet note when it comes to the uncertainties of where it will take Kirk Langstrom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 1, 2021

    Man-Bat may not be Batman's most famous enemy but this series has proven him to be one of the most fascinating. Seeing a man become whole is always rewarding, although the cost was high. Man-Bat #5 is a great comic, and its faultless execution has brought the series to a very satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jun 2, 2021

    The ending does come at a rapid pace, but this issue's return to the basics helps to stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 1, 2021

    It's pretty damn decent all around and I wish I could say the same for the story, but this issue like the previous ones just kind of paints itself into a corner where then something miraculous and out of the blue needs to happen to allow the story to continue but at least this issue has the feeling that it was all for something since we end this series in a way that makes sense to the rest of the DC Universe. Ultimately though, the majority of this issue felt like filler with a battle that meant nothing and a Scarecrow scheme that never felt like it was going anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 8, 2021

    But given the whole landscape of Man-Bat and his affiliation with the JLA Dark now, I see that Man-Bat thrives more on the ensemble level than a stand-alone. We already have seen the tortured scientist on the Marvel side (Hulk, Man-Thing, Lizard) so this formula is a bit played out! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 2, 2021

    The book ends on a resounding thud. It is pretty much just an uninspired conclusion. The art is okay but doesn't match the writing. Read Full Review

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