Wild Storm #5

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 22
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Michael Cray is dying. This doesn't stop IO from giving him one final job, to fix the world he's spent years killing for. Michael Cray, the best assassin in the world, is sent out to kill Angela Spica, the engineer who saved Jacob Marlowe's life and exposed the secret state she worked for. Lucy Blaze, investigating the chaos caused at Camp Hero by IO and a wild CAT, meets an old enemy-and realizes an ancient war may be entering a new phase, at the worst possible time.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Tracy Sayers Jun 29, 2017

    This comic is very cleverly written, leaving just enough information out to get you wanting more. The illustrations as fantastic making each page pop in different ways. Using various crossovers within the story line makes this adventure more appealing to the masses rather than just one subsection. With adventure, space, daemons and more to keep you entertained this is a must have series. 5 out of 5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 21, 2017

    At this point, if you haven't checked out The Wild Storm you're only cheating yourself out of a great comic book. Month in and month out this remains one of the top DC titles and one of the top titles in comics. I say that as someone that only has one other "big two" title on his list, and that's Deathstroke. You might want to just wait for the trade of the first volume if you're not willing to track down or digitally buy the series thus far. I would recommend getting it sooner than later, but no one listens to me so whatever. The point is, but the fucking book already. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jun 21, 2017

    With The Wild Storm #5, writer Warren Ellis continues the engrossing slow burn that has defined this series so far, and that continues to be no bad thing at all, given how rich the world he's creating is. For every reader who laments not having a smart, exciting and accessible new universe to jump into, I point them to The Wild Storm #5, further evidence that giving a creative team this level of control to express their vision can pay off with something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 26, 2017

    "The Wild Storm" #5 pulls disparate threads of the past few issues together to show off the fascinating ensemble cast filling out this great new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Jun 21, 2017

    A good look at some previously underdeveloped characters, The Wild Storm keeps growing with issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 26, 2017

    Adri tells Spica this issue that "the truth is probably weirder" and the weird truth of The Wild Storm #5 is that it leads with its heart instead of its head this month. Warren Ellis, Jon Davis-Hunt, and Steve Buccellato have already done the hard part of establishing this world. Now, the harder part of establishing the people in said world can begin and by the looks of this fifth issue, that work might not be as hard as we might expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 27, 2017

    The other storyline involves Angela sitting down with former astronaut Adrianna Tereshkova whose bizarre origin makes her feel oddly less alone. Has Angela finally found a friend and ally? And has Cray's refusal to hunt her turned him into an enemy of the state? Time will tell. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Jun 23, 2017

    I still trust Ellis. He continues to write engaging, interesting characters and continues to give us a masterclass in how to introduce a world in a layered, reasonably organic way. While this issue is not an especially ideal jumping on point, it is nevertheless entertaining, well-written and well-paced. And, it should go without saying, exceptionally well-drawn. Its ending suggests that we'll have some action next time. We shall see. For now, this is still recommended reading. It's comic book storytelling of a very high calibre and I'm still very interested to see where it's going. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 22, 2017

    This is a much more down-to-Earth take on the classic Wildstorm characters than anyone could have expected. It's too early to say how this will play out, but this is more interesting than the earlier issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    On Comics Ground - Tyler Wing Jun 28, 2017

    After finishing the final pages, I have resolved to simply not fight what can't be fought. Though the pacing has improved from issue #4 and its clearly essential to Ellis to build the framework around the Wildstorm, there has got to be a point in which something of significance happens. So far there has been a lot of talking. Story is important, no doubt about it. But my criticism remains unchanged. We are still getting bogged down in a lot of detail that doesn't accompany any real action. I sincerely hope that the reader is being built-up for one hell of a fight because at this rate with no real "wild" or "storm," I'm quickly losing my resolve to stay the course. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Aug 4, 2017

    Despitesuch faint praise, I must give credit to the creative team to keep the overalltone of the book consistent, and hitting their deadlines so it comes out in atimely manner. They seem to be a tight team, working well together to turn out (whatI hope will be) quality work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 24, 2017

    There's still a ton of world-building going on, but the story and characters have failed to really capture my interest at this point. Read Full Review

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