Plunge #5

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Stuart Immonen, Dan McDaid Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The crew of the Derleth have been generous hosts. They’ve given Moriah, Bill, Gage, and the rest of the MacReady’s crew several incredible gifts. They’ve solved problems humanity has grappled with for ages, shown us ways to power the entire world for generations. And they’re offering even more. All they want is one teensy-weensy little favor in return from the MacReady’s crew: open the hatch.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 4, 2020

    Just when you think you can't take it anymore, Plunge dives deeper (no pun intended), leaning into the terror and ratcheting it up considerably. This is how you build up to a final issue. I cannot wait to see how this book wraps up and I have no idea how these characters will possibly get out of this...or if they even will at all. That's some great horror right there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Jul 30, 2020

    Plunge #5 is, by all accounts, a perfect penultimate issue. You want the second to last story to be so tense and tooth chatteringly good that readers will line up a month in advance to get the next issue. Next month is going to be spectacular. It will be the end of phase one of Hill House comics, which is sad, but I have no doubt it will go out with a splash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 28, 2020

    Plunge #5 is a great issue as it pushes the plot forward well while delivering big answers. At this point you'll be so invested in the characters you'll be on the edge of your seat praying they make it. Oh, and also hope Earth doesn't get destroyed too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 28, 2020

    With the final installment of this series on the horizon Plunge #5does a fantastic job of setting up the coming finale. I sincerely hope Hill and company can stick the landing on what has, thus far been, a fantastic story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Jul 28, 2020

    This is still the second best book in comics right now (well, for the ones I'm actually reading). A great story, great characters, great dialogue, great art work. It really hits everything and has a modern horror movie feel to it (one of the good ones, not the trash ones). The final issue is next month and what I hope is in that hatch is actually what's in there it could mean Hill House round two and I'm all for that.  Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Jul 28, 2020

    Joe Hill's narrative is as startling as it is engaging. We're drawn into the mystery of the worm creatures just as we're repulsed by their goriness. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 28, 2020

    While the reveal in Plunge #5 isn't original, there is a lot that is in the story. We learn a bit more about the worms and how they're described adds to the atmosphere of the comic. And that atmosphere is so much of it all. This is a horror story with sci-fi elements but at it's heart this is about a group of individuals who are presented with a mystery and difficult choices. The series continues to entertain and has nailed it at every issue. For those who enjoy horror, it's a must get. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 29, 2020

    While the previous issue took the narrative into unexpected directions, this installment felt reminiscent of the predictable nature of earlier issues, running the gamut of various plot points from the best sci-fi stories in history. Read Full Review

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