The Unexpected #6

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Ronan Cliquet Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.3Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

It's a showdown at Castle Frankenstein with the souls of Berlin on the line as Hawkman, Neon and Firebrand battle Onimar Synn to possess the unstable Nth metal isotope. Plus, June Robbins' secret rescue plan features the whirlwind reveal of a hero from DARK NIGHTS: METAL, not to mention the most important tombstone in the DC Multiverse! Prepare yourself for a shocking last-page reveal, which goes to a place not seen in the DCU in over a decade.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Nov 7, 2018

    A series that tops itself with each new issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 14, 2018

    Because this book is fun. Its a bit like Space Mountain. A roller coaster ride in the dark, where one has no idea what direction the car will go in next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 8, 2018

    Orlando is delivering a complex, often convoluted story picking up on a lot of dangling plot threads. I'm not sure it's always the most coherent story, but as it's moved on it's become a highly entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 7, 2018

    The Unexpected #6 is yet another continuation of the one large set piece that this book has become. With the end now in sight, the story starts to maybe prematurely wrap things up for its heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Nov 7, 2018

    Besides sometimes not following through with guest characters,The Unexpectedkeeps getting better and better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 8, 2018

    Despite some narrative problems on pacing, "The Unexpected" #6 continues the series' interesting storytelling while allowing new readers in. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Nov 7, 2018

    I hope to see The Unexpected series continue for at least another arc. Mandrakk, and even The Bad Samaritan to an extent, have been built as significant enemies. Now that the team functions together well, we've got a flavour of what The Unexpected could be. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Nov 7, 2018

    More The Unexpected means more silliness, more Morrison homage, and more ludicrous action. Ronan Cliquet's art works well for this book, which requires a certain clarity and dynamism; Cliquet thankfully provides both. Orlando's storytelling continues to be characterised by an over-reliance on technobabble and characters shouting plot points at one another to drive things forward. That said, there are odd moments of mystery, interaction, and action which mean the issue is not a complete waste of time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 7, 2018

    Characters are flimsy and the action is steeped in lore that has not actually been grounded in the pages of The Unexpected. There is nothing to be signified by all of this storm and fury; keep it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    This was really not!

  • 8.0
    SONOFBATMANN Nov 15, 2018

    Big soft spot for Morrison so this will be pretty biased.

    Finally the resolution to the Nth metal isotope, the death of Onimar Synn, and the return of the Bad Samaritan. This issue had quite a bit of plot progression, tying numerous threads into the final act of the series: the showdown of the Monitor world of Nil.

    Nil was last seen in Morrison's Final Crisis tie-in - Superman Beyond. In that story, a cosmic robot, powered by the fusion of Superman and Ultraman, fights the dark monitor Mandrakk in order to prevent eternal midnight. Superman wins, engraving the words "To Be Continued" on a tombstone (also seen in the issue).

    In the end, this series has been my favorite of the New Age of Heroes (along with Ch more

  • 6.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Nov 11, 2018

    Pretty boring, but seeing the Fuginauts exist in another book is pretty cool.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 10, 2018

    When every character is just there to spout exposition, it's hard to care about anything that happens.

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