Strange Adventures #5

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads, Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 2, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 48
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Mr. Terrific is back on Earth, and he’s making things hot for Adam Strange-but he also might get a little burned himself! The conflict is out in the open now, and the court of public opinion doesn’t play fair. Mr. Terrific was picked to investigate the accusations against Adam Strange because he was the most impartial member of the Justice League-but can even he keep all of this from getting personal?
Plus, as we witness more of Adam’s adventures in outer space, will his version of events jibe with the facts, or will they continue to drift further apart? Find out in the series everyone is talking about by one of the most acclaim more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 1, 2020

    This is without a doubt the most intellectually engaging comic DC has published since Watchmen. It's execution is at an extremely high level and is just as beautifully illustrated. Strange Adventures #5 may not be the turning point of the story, but it is the moment that proves to be the most balanced on either side of the verdict on Adam Strange's guilt or innocence. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 10, 2020

    OverallAnother strong issue, which uncovers more of the political machinations that are happening in the background. You find yourself not entirely sure who is in the right. Adam Strange and his wife or The Justice League? Is the Pykkt invasion of Earth being entirely manufactured or is it a very real danger? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 2, 2020

    King keeps the story interesting throughout. If I had any complaint, it is that I wanted more immediately once the issue is over. Not a bad thing. The artwork by Gerads and Shaner is tops as well. They are both doing some of the best works of their respective careers. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 1, 2020

    Strange Adventures continues to be the most fascinating look at the bleakness of war DC has done in a very long time, even if it's coated in a fantasy/sci-fi veneer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 1, 2020

    Shaner and Gerads continue to offer some amazing visuals throughout this issue. Shaner's work on Adam's adventures on Rann are great to look at and have a classic style and feel to them. Almost like they are trying to be idealized versions of events. Gerads has a dark, gritty quality to his pages and they perfectly reflect the reality of the story and its characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Sep 1, 2020

    While this issue gets a little distracted by current events, it still puts forward a great chapter in the STRANGE ADVENTURES series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 8, 2020

    For someone like me, there's a lot to love here. There are a lot of little moments of nuance that shine through beautifully and I'm really attracted to storytelling that focuses on a couple like Adam and Alanna where they're on the same page, largely. It's not filled with sniping or distrust or concerns, just forward momentum together with a focus on a better life for their daughter. The time on Rann presents a really neat look at the couple and what they achieve while the earthbound time reinforces just how capable Alanna is in going after exactly what she wants. I love the writing and the artwork is simply stellar, making it one of the most attractive books I'm reading these days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Sep 3, 2020

    Hitting the mid-point of this series, and Tom King is setting up Act 2. Since it is a new introduction, the story slows a bit, making this issue slightly weaker. Overall, it is still a great comic, it just doesn't soar to the heights of the previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 5, 2020

    The tension building in this comic is like none other, and it's building a pretty great story " but some sort of understanding or pay-off would be nice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 1, 2020

    Strange Adventures #5 delivers some good moments as it continues its storys slow build-up. It will be interesting to see where things go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 1, 2020

    I liked this issue, as it amps up the drama and the impending war while firmly establishing that Alanna is not to be trusted. The pacing and balance of art and detail continue to keep you on your toes. Strange Adventures is a gripping like the best primetime TV, dripping with excitement and delivered with precision. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 1, 2020

    We're getting to the point in the title where King is going to have to start making some revelations to keep the story moving. There's only so many times he can stretch out some story progression with some distractions. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 2, 2020

    Strange Adventures #5 doesn't eschew politics, but steps so far away from its earlier assertion that it's possible to simply enjoy the reimagined world of this odd, B-list superhero, and briefly imagine where else this concept could have gone. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 1, 2020

    Strange Adventures is almost at the halfway mark, and I have gone from confused to intrigued to just bored.  Tom King continues to formulate his mystery based on the lack of any real information, and so, there is no way to play along.  Heck, I am not even sure what the mystery is at this point!  I like the art enough, but the character work lack substance or any reference point, and again, I was bored the whole time reading this issue.  I hope things pick up next issue, because I am about to bail on this book. Read Full Review

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