The Silencer #5

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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"PAYBACK TIME" part two! The legend of the Silencer - and what she did to escape the underlife - has only been whispered about in back alleys and dingy bars... until now. The secret history of the greatest assassin you've never heard of is revealed, and Talia al Ghul is not looking like the innocent angel she claims to be after all...

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 23, 2018

    This is one fantastic book that proves that action fiction can be smartly written. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Jeff Testanero May 23, 2018

    This is the perfect comic book issue. The action is amazing, the drama hits the heart strings and the story and art are 100%. If this is how the “New Age of DC Heroes” will be, then the future is bright. A+++++ Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco May 24, 2018

    SILENCER #5 is a roller coaster ride of tension, suspense, and betrayal. Dan Abnett has written a story that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. The artwork by Viktor Bogdanovic completely blew me away. SILENCER #5 is, by far, a must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 23, 2018

    Another strong issue. The dialogue between Deathstroke and Silencer is the highlight along with the double-crossing dynamic with Talia. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 23, 2018

    If there's one book I urge you to check out, this is it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 23, 2018

    Great tension and action in this issue and insight into the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 26, 2018

    The tension and excitement of The Silencer keeps getting better. Even an issue of mostly back-and-forth dialogue is pretty darn exciting! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Williams May 31, 2018

    With Honor Guest finding out that she can trust no one, what will she do? The very person she trusted to get her out of the assassination world may have been the one to sell her straight back into it. Deathstroke promises her this: next time they meet, talking is off the table. This series is well-written and paced. I'm enjoying it thoroughly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 23, 2018

    The Silencer stays on target and continues to be an impressive new addition to the DC ranks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 23, 2018

    Five issues in, it feels like The Silencer is finding its groove as one of the most compelling and entertaining of the new characters introduced in the New Age of DC Heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Jul 7, 2018

    The Silencer has been a wonderful comic book to read and collect. The storyline has been very consistent with great action panels. For the character Honor, one can only imagine how she'll manage to keep her retired life in place while everyone she's ever known wants her back in action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti May 23, 2018

    The story slows down a tad but it's still enjoyable. There are some much-needed plot developments that happen here which make the story seem a bit fresher, and the art is still going strong with the new art team. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane May 28, 2018

    "The Silencer" has all the pieces to be an engaging hitwoman saga in the DCU it just isn't coming together yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 23, 2018

    It's very 1990s, but in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Steve C May 27, 2018

    Another strong outing for this book. And I much prefer Victor Bogdanovic’s art to Romita’s. Sets up issue #6 amazingly.

  • 8.5
    Fearless0610 Jun 25, 2018

    This might be the coolest comic DC is putting out right now. It honestly feels like something they would have done back in the 80's or 90's. It's a mixture of film noir, high octane action, interesting mystery, little bit of cyberpunk here and there it's all worked incredibly well so far. Count me in

  • 8.0
    Nihilist May 23, 2018

    Silencer is getting only better. Her series, after finding its own identity, is able to pull off a real crime drama with rich backstory and plenty of small twists. Having Deathstroke is always welcomed in my book, and Talia, contrary to her portrayal in Batman's comics, is way more than just middle eastern assassin - she's truly her father's daughter, pulling the strings from the shadows and being one mysterious and terryfying frienemy of Honor.
    That's what you call a good fresh blood in the world of comic. Silencer surely has my attention.

  • 7.5
    egon244 May 25, 2018

    This issue brings us full circle to the beginning of issue #1.

    Deathstroke confronts Silencer and gives her some food for thought as she tries her best to protect her life. But Talia's meddling and manipulation are only making thigs worse for Honor.

    Dan Abnett gives us a good story with interesting characters while Viktor Bogdanovic provides excellent art.
    I think that of all the books form New Age of Heroes, Silencer and Terrifics have the best chance to stay for a long time.

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez May 27, 2018

    This was good drama building with using 2 A-List DCU characters in Slade and Talia. NIT: The censoring of the curse words is a bit jarring failingly trying to figure out what word could possibly fit with that number of letters.

  • 10
    FlipGeek May 22, 2018

  • 10
    Akshay May 25, 2018

  • 10
    Gabriel Valões Jun 23, 2018

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude May 28, 2018

  • 8.5
    Troy May 28, 2018

  • 8.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog May 28, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim May 25, 2018

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