Raven: Daughter of Darkness #5

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Pop Mhan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
6.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Raven and her mother, Arella, have been captured...and now they are being used to open a portal to bring Trigon to Earth, with the intention of spawning an army of perfect warriors!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Shean Mohammed Jun 1, 2018

    This issue unravels like a twisted 70s Italian horror movie with modern day sensibilities. It's a great read, and I highly recommend picking it up right away! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Andrew Huard Jul 2, 2018

    With the introduction of The Shadow Riders and the imminent threat of Trigon entering reality, Wolfman, Mahn, and Kindzierski have certainly cranked up the stakes for Raven. This issue ends on a big cliffhanger, and, by next issue, it is already halfway through the series. Where they take the readers from here will no doubt be exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 31, 2018

    This run has gone bigger than the previous Raven miniseries by Wolfman, and that has the side effect of making the smaller, more intimate moments slip under the radar. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 3, 2018

    We're approaching the halfway point of Raven: Daughter of Darkness. If the midpoint involves tearing open the fabric of reality, I can only imagine where writer Marv Wolfman will take the series next. Every time Trigon is involved, things get big and terrifying. This comic is no different. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Chris May 30, 2018

    More Raven... more Trigon... seven more months?  Probably the strongest issue so far, it feels as though we're actually making some moves forward.  Unfortunately, it's still Trigon-centric.  That record so desperately needs to be changed.  Looks great, and hey... it's got a heckuva nice cover! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail May 31, 2018

    With all that said, if you're already a fan of the Teen Titan you will probably want to check this out. Since the New 52/Convergence/Rebirth Raven does appear to have been de-powered a fair, bit but she is still smart and has a good grasp of what powers she does have. I still think Wolfman has an interesting ending in store, and I am excited to see what it is, its just unfortunate that the uneven storytelling and confusing plot is holding the series back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 5, 2018

    As we approach the half-way mark in this series, a stronger narrative has begun to emerge. I hope Wolfman can sustain this momentum, and launch us toward a rollicking fun conclusion. I'm confident in his abilities as a comic book writer. It simply remains a question if the current DC editorial climate will have the sense to get out of the way and let him do what he does best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 30, 2018

    Not quite to the midpoint of the limited series, Raven Daughter of Darkness #5 suffers from the same bloated exposition that much of the rest of the series is weighed down with. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Kelly Gaines May 30, 2018

    The conclusion of #5 makes it look as though all of this will come together in the end, but I'm not interested. The action is flowing, but the story just isn't there. Read Full Review

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