The Terrifics #6

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 23
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

No one escapes Element World! The Terrifics find themselves out of their, uh, element in a battle to save a town turned into elemental monsters. With Metamorpho and Mr. Terrific out of commission, Phantom Girl battles the Kingdom of Gas (insert joke here), while Plastic Man tries to survive the Domain of Rock by turning it up to 11. All this, and the source of the Terrifics' terrible tragedies has one more masterstroke: Tom Strong must die!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 25, 2018

    The Terrifics is one of my top two favourite books of DC's current lineup (the other is Joshua Williamson's The Flash). Whenever I get the new issue, I find myself compelled to immediately tear into it. Lemire has created something special in this title. The Terrifics is another in DC's long string of successes since the dawn of the Rebirth era. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Jul 27, 2018

    Another really fun issue that finally pushes the story to reaching Tom Strong! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 25, 2018

    Lemire and Bennett take a bunch of C and D list heroes and make them feel like they've always been together. This character team works! This creative team works! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 25, 2018

    Sixth issue, and The Terrifics is already on its third regular artist. Nothing new for The New Age of DC Heroes, but the good news is that this book has used all three artists to the best possible effect. It also has the best characters and story of the entire line by a mile. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 25, 2018

    This series feels like a Saturday Morning Cartoon reincarnated for New Comic Book Day Wednesdays. It's a little darker, a little moodier; but features that same high-strung energy that makes superhero stories fun. There's a surprising amount to latch onto, and every issue continues to be a much-appreciated breath of levity. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 25, 2018

    The Terrifics continues to entertain, but its reaching a point where it would be nice to see where else Lemire will go that feels less like a retread and the start of something unique. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 25, 2018

    The Terrifics #6 had great urgency, giving us a definite beginning and end to the madness of this Element World. It was a great challenge for this team who before would have brought about their own ruin. The mysteries of this series keep us invested, but getting answers keeps us coming back for more. I'm glad that they did not disappoint with what this was all leading to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 7, 2018

    I really love how much fun the artists are having with this one. Metamorpho and Plastic Man, as well as Algon and the Element Dog, go through such bizarre physical states that every page deserves a second look, just to appreciate how well all of it was rendered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Jul 25, 2018

    The Terrifics isn't the best DC comic on the stands, but it's quickly turning into the most fun one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Keagan Morgan Jul 26, 2018

    This team receives another passing score here and the consistency every issue has paid off. Make no mistake, DC has been on top of their game in the comics realm as of late with plenty of fun titles to choose from. Jump in if you haven't, yet! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 25, 2018

    Jeff Lemire does a great job of giving these characters individual stakes and issues to overcome. The overall story works great, but there are elements that fell flat with specific characters, especially Algon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 25, 2018

    We're treated to another visually-arresting, bombastic issue of large panels, but little narrative substance. I have a good time reading this book, but things move along incrementally, never actually reaching a visceral climax. Maybe that's the point. This book keeps me hooked for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 28, 2018

    Terrifics #6 is the weakest issue so far. While there is some emotional resonance in Michael Holts tragedy and Rex Mason facing a dark reflection of himself, this issue is missing a unifying theme through which to bring its disparate narratives together. Plus, Doctor Dread is just Doctor Doom, and its so painfully blatant that its hard to take seriously. I can tentatively recommend this issue to those enthralled by this series and its characters like myself, but this is definitely not the issue Id recommend to newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 30, 2018

    I want to see Rex back to normal for a bit and how he handles it and what will get him back to his other "normal" mode and how that'll impact him. But I also want to have less action and more story material alongside some good character material to really grow this. And, admittedly, I'd like a stable art team as it feels like we've had too many for a book that's only six issues into its run. Read Full Review

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