Raven #5

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Alisson Borges, Diogenes Neves, Ruy Jose Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

"THE WHITE CARNIVAL" part five! San Francisco is on the brink of total disaster, with more citizens being sucked into the giant orb by the minute. Raven can't possibly overcome such insurmountable odds...unless she gets a little help from her family! RATED T

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 21, 2017

    I liked Diogenes Neves work here. Blonds colouring helped a lot to with the negative space created by the white thing and the blue hue used throughout the issue. The only thing missing were Kirby crackle balls! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Sam Sobel Jan 18, 2017

    All in all, RAVEN #5 was a strong installment in a series that has been an intimate investigation of a beloved character. We've seen Raven struggle with her emotions, something all readers can empathize with. Wolfman's writing, as always, is phenomenal, and Jose and Neves are an artistic team to be reckoned with. I'm truly sad that we only get one more issue; at the same time, RAVEN #6 can't come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jan 18, 2017

    Overall, Raven is still on track to likely be my favorite miniseries of the last year. A lot weighs on how well it can stick the landing without feeling rushed or incomplete, but as an insight into Raven and her character development through a single story arc, Raven is an accomplishment. Look forward to the series finale, keep your fingers crossed for a proper ending " including the mysterious girl from issue #1 " and be glad you're reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 19, 2017

    Overall, this is an okay issue mainly because of the art. It is gorgeous and worth the price in my opinion. There are solid moments in the story especially the ending which I do like. However, most of the issue is just spinning its wheels as it has been. Unfortunately, the issue ends up being dull. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 18, 2017

    A pointless issue in a frustrating miniseries. If you've been reading, you'll learn nothing of significance this issue. If you haven't been reading, then lord how I envy you. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 26, 2017

    Raven #5 is, without a doubt, the weak link in this series. It lacks necessity or intrigue, serving as a repository for details needed to complete the story that wouldn't fit elsewhere. Despite this, it's still part of this odd and enjoyable miniseries and its weaknesses do not cancel out the strong choices that Marv Wolfman has made with the character, only distract from them. Uneven art from Diogenes Neves is still attractive art but it just feels like this issue was not given the level of time and polish that its siblings were. A lacking installment in an interesting series. Read Full Review

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