Stormwatch #5

Stormwatch #5

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

It's the unstoppable murder machine vs. the Eminence of Blades when the Midnighter takes on Prince of Lies, Harry Tanner! As Adam One stands trial before the shadow cabinet, Stormwatch loses two members, and the mystery horn from SUPERMAN #1 reappears to deliver a final page that will change Stormwatch forever!

  • 9.0
    Wildstorm Addiction - Joe David Soliz Jan 5, 2012

    I am bummed that next issue will be Cornells last but he is going to be followed up by good company as Paul Jenkins takes over with issue 7. But with the way Cornell ended this issue, Jenkins should be happy if theres even a team left to write about when the dust settles! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 8, 2012

    A very entertaining and smart read, one that keeps the pace, dialogue, and plot moving as quickly and intriguingly as possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Jan 29, 2012

    For the moment, Stormwatch continues to be a fun book with a lot of potential. A lot of the excitement is in seeing just how well the potential is realised by the creative team, like it was in the case of the belated Heroes. Here's to hoping that this journey won't end in similar disappointment! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 4, 2012

    By the end of this issue, much more is revealed about Stormwatch's role in the new DCU. Hopefully that means Cornell can tie everything together in his final issue and leave the incoming writers the opportunity to hit the ground running. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 5, 2012

    I'll miss Cornell's time on "Stormwatch," but this issue certainly has shown not to count him out until it's all over. For now, I'm fully prepared to sit back and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 7, 2012

    Stormwatch isn't a great comic but, at least for one more month, it's done just enough to get me coming back to see where it's headed. I want to see more of the Engineer, see Jenny Quantum grow into her role, and find out how the comic plans to use the Martian Manhunter. Despite some dreadful writing in spots (and some spotty art here and there) the final page cliffhanger will bring me back for issue #6. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 9, 2012

    That battle between Midnighter and Harry Tanner (master of energy swords, apparently) is well-choreographed, and would be sort of epic if we knew anything about who Harry was or whether to believe or doubt him. Then a lot of things happen very quickly, just a few touching on the widescreen scale that should be a signature of this title. Cornell has one more issue to wrap up his vision, and then the creative direction changes. He's leaving everything in ruins, apparently, which could be either a gift or a curse. This issue remains frustratingly obtuse, because the potential for epic scale is there, but so far unrealized. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 9, 2012

    Considering its pedigree, you'd think Stormwatch would be one of those books that would push the envelope. Instead, it seems that this book doesn't know what it wants to be, and comes off as a B-list Justice League instead. Five issues in, "rough" is not the word you want to use to describe a book like this. Here's hoping this book picks a new direction and sticks with it. Read Full Review

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