The Terrifics #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 24
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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What happens when the Terrifics have to fight a whole town made entirely out of... Metamorpho?! If the streetlight doesn't get them first, they'll need to save the innocent people transformed into elemental avatars in a world gone completely berserk! We're talkin' gas armies, rock monsters, orbs of Ra and ancient element people to boot! Everything's possessed and crazy! Somebody call an exorcist -- or four!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 27, 2018

    The Terrifics is quickly becoming my favourite title. I would be hard pressed to choose between it and The Flash, but it is definitely a treat to read each month. The New Age Of Heroes has given us some interesting new titles, but this is the foremost among them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jul 4, 2018

    This series continues to prove itself issue after issue, and comes into its own while the narrative unfolds and the story continues. While managing to fill the pages with light hearted moments and outright comedic scenes, the down-to-earth moments sell this book as more than just another fun team-up title for children. Lemire creates another beautiful love letter to the Silver Age, and Shaner brings the specific style to fit perfectly within that role. With new each issue drawing in readers, the overall mystery of Tom Strong remains unanswered as the countdown to his arrival continues forward. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 27, 2018

    The addition of Doc Shaner to Jeff Lemire's oddball weird-science team book, The Terrifics, has turned it from the easy best of the New Age of DC Heroes line to a serious contender for DC's best book overall. Not only is the art brilliant, as one would expect from the man behind the best issues of Future Quest, but Lemire's writing seems to have risen to the occasion to match it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Willesden Jun 27, 2018

    An absolutely great issue with great writing by Jeff Lemire and amazing artwork by Evan Shaner. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 27, 2018

    The Terrifics #5 is another great entry in this series. Jeff Lemire continues to build and bring this team along incredibly well, giving us great character moments and making the reader actually care about these characters. “Doc” Shaner maybe the perfect artist for this series. The art has always been good in this series but the addition of Shaner has brought it to a new level. He catches the feel and tone of the series superbly well and brings a classic feel to these heroes. If you haven't jumped in on this series, the issue serves as a good starting point, and really, you are the only five issues behind, so no excuse not to grab some back issues and jump on board! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jun 29, 2018

    THE TERRIFICS is a must read each month. Shaner and Lemire are a true team. Just look at how they present themselves as storytellers on the cover. These two have figured out a way to give this brand new book a classic feel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 30, 2018

    You really should be reading this comic (if you're not already). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jun 27, 2018

    Despite a slightly rushed final action sequence, THE TERRIFICS #5 suceeds on nearly all fronts. The deep focus on character and the incredibly energetic pencils of Doc Shaner push this series in the right direction! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 27, 2018

    The Terrifics continue to live up to their name with some of the best blends of character building, strong art and exciting adventures. If you're not reading this, stop missing out and get in on the fun ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 2, 2018

    And last but not least, we get an Element Dog introduced. Seriously, how can you go wrong? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 29, 2018

    Terrifics #5 once again raises the ceiling on how good this book can get. It develops its characters well, establishes more chemistry, and presents a crazy sci-fi plot to test how the four can work together. Shaner and Fairbairn kill it on the visuals, and this book earns another recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Jun 30, 2018

    If you want to just kick back and read a cool book, there are few better choices than The Terrifics. This issue was a bit slower but the characters are all still interesting and the action is a lot of fun. Highly recommend you to go pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 27, 2018

    The Terrifics #5 struck a great balance between adventure and personal exploration. We got the best of both worlds without the need to prioritize one thing over the other. Every issue that they are working to better their situation, break this bond, or fight off evil, that is a worthwhile investment. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 26, 2018

    The Terrific #5 is largely a set up for the next arc, but it's a enjoyable jaunt. Shaner and Lemire do a lot of really cool things with four panels of the team and there is a lot of eye candy and plot to keep a smile on your face. The Terrifics are the exact kind of B team you should be reading this summer vacation. It's just fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 3, 2018

    I continue to enjoy the Terrifics but I'm still waiting for it to really click in a way that makes me love it. It's got a good concept but the book has felt like everything is a sidebar adventure as opposed to something that makes me really like the characters individually or as a team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 30, 2018

    Some clever art tricks really elevate an already strong and fun issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 27, 2018

    A fun book to read with some great art, but needs to focus more on the team and their dynamic in order to make me care what happens to them. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Impulse Gamer - Keagan Morgan Jun 29, 2018

    If you've been keeping up with the Terrifics, keep at it with issue #5. If you haven't yet immersed yourself in this new series, it's still early on, but you'll definitely want to check out the previous issues to make the most sense of everything. I'm still recommending it and considering it my favorite of DC's “New Age of Heroes” that spun out of from the depths of the Metal event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jun 29, 2018

    Though it doesn't all come together just yet, there's still not enough going on within the pages no matter how much playfulness they're brimming in, and an artist change for the next issue will likely mean yet another adjustment period. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jun 27, 2018

    A bold and bombastic look belies some smaller, internal stories of the individual Terrificeers. It all wraps up with some goofy, Silver Age-style antics, which is right in my wheelhouse. Not a bad time for your three bucks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Jun 27, 2018

    While I'm not the biggest fan of how broody the entire team is (even Plastic Man is more angsty than usual), this book is worth picking up just for the amazing Shaner artwork. Read Full Review

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