Salvation Run #5

Writer: Matthew Sturges Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 12, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Trapped between the warring tribes led by The Joker and Lex Luthor, Catwoman is forced to make a deadly decision that will change several lives forever. The hostilities on Hell Planet are about to reach a boiling point, and nobody is a sure bet to make it out alive.

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 12, 2008

    Writer Matt Sturges, who replaced the over-worked Bill Willingham a couple of issues ago, continues his apparent mission to push this comic into absurd territory, which I find absolutely enjoyable. He's the guy who wrote the gorilla on gorilla action last issue, and here he juggles the warring supervillain factions with a subplot about Vandal Savage's secret plans and the reveal of an even bigger (much, much bigger) threat from off-planet. This doesn't feel like the comic Willingham started, and that's a good thing. Willingham seemed interested in exploring the "Lord of the Flies" dynamic of immature characters on an inhospitable world. Sturges, on the other hand, seems interested in turning it all into a frenzy of explosions and heat vision, gigantic girls and falling martians. Restraint is not what this comic is all about, and that makes it worth a look. Enjoy it for what it is. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 12, 2008

    On a final note, it's worth pointing out that fill-in artist Joe Bennett does a fine job filling in for regular penciller Sean Chen, partly because Bennett is just a damn good artist, but also because his style closely resembles Chen's. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Marx Pyle Mar 17, 2008

    This is a mini-series that has so much potential, but so far seems like a pointless mix of Secret Wars meets Planet Hulk. Let's hope the next issue can give salvation to this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Ryan Apr 9, 2020

    Although its huge cast of characters makes it hard to enjoy, Salvation Run 5 is another success, if only for the plot. The last pages make things a lot more interesting.....

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