Wild Storm: Michael Cray #5

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: N. Steven Harris, Dexter Vines Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

As Michael Cray continues to learn about the powers given to him by his tumor, he uses them to go after Trelane's next target: a genetic scientist that's splicing himself with the DNA of aquatic predators: Arthur Curry. But when Cray dives into the depths to defeat this sea monster, will his powers give him the advantage or grow out of his control?

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 16, 2018

    We are five issues into Michael Cray and just when you think you have it figured out, they do a Shadow Over Innsmouth riff starring Aquaman. Spinning gold out of the unexpected, The Wild Storm: Michael Cray #5 is another dark delight. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Feb 14, 2018

    Michael Cray is a book that has no business being this good of a book. Hill is doing a twelve issue character study and reinvention of Michael Cray and his corner of the world with twisted versions of DC characters along for the ride. Despite the simplicity in the story beats, the creative team makes up for in the world and the characters that populate it. Harris works very well in keeping dialogue heavy scenes filled with tension and intrigue and the coloring from Kelly fits the muddled, gritty, and at times clean sensibilities of Michael Cray. With another mission getting underway, Cray and his team are under a different kind of, more immediate threat and I can't wait to see the lengths Cray will go to get the job done. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 15, 2018

    While the main Wild Storm title has a lot of pacing issues, this one delivers every single month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Feb 15, 2018

    Bryan Hill delivers another compelling story about Michael Cray taking on an evil elseworld version of a popular Justice League character. Despite the recurring premise, Hill manages to make each tale different enough to keep readers wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Feb 18, 2018

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupfor the love of comic books, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 15, 2018

    The problem is that the series makes the reader think more about the dark Justice League than anything else. Michael Cray doesn't get a lot of play in his own book, even though he's proven to be the most interesting character in the title when it actually focuses on him. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Feb 14, 2018

    The odd flashes of excitement and the opening's atmospheric homage to 70s horror films apart, this is a flat and uninvolving issue. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the issue's cliffhanger which expects the reader to feel a modicum of concern for a character whom the writer has made no effort whatsoever to make interesting or sympathetic. Mediocre art doesn't help and neither does Hill's predilection for uninspired infodumps. There are some excellent ideas here but simply not enough is being done with them. Read Full Review

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