Stargirl: The Lost Children #5

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 29, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 28
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The battle for the fate of the Lost Children has begun as Stargirl leads a raid on the Childminder’s castle! But who has been asking the Childminder to round up these kids, and for what purpose? The buyer has arrived, and Stargirl is not ready for him!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 28, 2023

    This book has successfully exceeded my expectations and shows why these characters have a viable future in this Dawn of DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 28, 2023

    Geoff Johns is back in fine form with this series, which I actually think is significantly better than his much-hyped JSA relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 29, 2023

    Stargirl: The Lost Children feels like nothing else DC is creating right now, a vintage throwback with a modern fantastical twist, and I simply cannot get enough of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 28, 2023

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #5 is an action-packed, penultimate issue in the mini-series that puts readers through a roller-coaster of excitement in both the writing and the art. Johns moves mountains to give as many characters as possible a moment to shine, and Nauck's artwork is gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Mar 28, 2023

    A significant issue where Geoff Johns, Todd Nauck, and Matt Herms come together to get Stargirl and the Lost Children fighting back against the Child Minder before the big conclusion. Character connections, action, and drama are waiting for you in this issue that helps build up the New Golden Age. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Mar 29, 2023

    Stargirl: The Lost Children #5 halts the momentum with an unnecessary side plot. Thankfully the focus on characters like Boom and Red Arrow make this penultimate issue stick its landing in a satisfying way. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 28, 2023

    Ultimately, for a penultimate installment, one could easily summarize the entire issue by saying, almost everyone is freed for the final showdown. Therefore, if you had to skip this one, youd fall right in line for the finale. Overall, Stargirl: The Lost Children #5 wasnt a bad issue. However, action doesnt always speak louder than words (or in this case story development and plot twists). I certainly wouldnt give up on this Stargirl: The Lost Children by any stretch. Just expect little development and a ton of action in this penultimate issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 22, 2023

    Johnss idea is really interesting at its core. A big group of sidekicks that have been pulled out of time could have a lot of potential if they ever get off the island and enter the mainstream timeline. A contemporary girl working with a bunch of superpowered 20th-century kids to try to get them to adapt? Could be a lot of fun. Right now, its just kind of a mess. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Mar 28, 2023

    Introducing one new character is hard. Dozens is just asking for trouble. But maybe not. Johns has effectively dropped a small army into the DC Universe and made it look like childs play. We have engaging children, a bit of maturity for Stargirl and Red Arrow along the way, and were waiting to see whatever is wrong with Hourman. Theres a lot to take in, and a ton to enjoy. If you want new heroes to read about, DC has a busload for you right in these pages, with a zingy story to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 28, 2023

    As DC Comics advertises the "Dawn of DC initiative in their comics this month, it feels incongruous with development of the world building in Stargirl: The Lost Children #5. "Dawn of DC seems to be eschewing the foundations of character development in favor of "new and "different approaches. Johns' corner of the DC Universe continues to embrace its past and legacy. Nightwing appears to fit more along these lines as it reinvigorates The Titans, and certainly Jeremy Adams' soon-to-end run on The Flash goes right along with what Johns is doing. There's a clear sense of connecting with the past in Stargirl and Justice Society of America which alone contributes to the sense of character growth and development as well as the exploration of the DC Universe. Read Full Review

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