Kings Watch #5

Kings Watch #5

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Marc Laming Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Final Issue!!!!! The Cobra and Ming The Merciless have dealt our world an apocalyptic blow that will change the course of the 21st century! In the 11th hour, Flash Gordon, Mandrake The Magician and The Phantom will all make the toughest decisions of their lives for the sake of Earth! Daring risks and ultimate sacrifices. The biggest adventure of the century just got bigger! It all ends--and begins--here!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 9, 2014

    Kings Watch goes out on an incredibly high note. Parker has updated the cast of characters and left them in a fantastic place for future stories. Hopefully this isn't the last we've seen of The Phantom and Mandrake. Parker is already working with Flash Gordon, so hopefully his new compatriots aren't far behind. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 9, 2014

    Mix a satisfying conclusion with some real character development and you've got yourself a good comic. When you finish a book and find yourself wishing the series would keep going… that's a good sign you are satisfied. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 9, 2014

    Like many other stories Parker has shared, this adventure is gore-free, but not homogenized, all ages friendly, but not dumbed down. Quite simply, this is good, fun comics as they truly should be. It's just a shame Parker can't move each of these properties forward now that he has clearly given each of them a solid foundation to build upon. This is a solid conclusion to a fun adventure. Parker has laid some serious groundwork through this series and "Kings Watch" #5 affords Dynamite Entertainment ample opportunity for further exploration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 9, 2014

    Kings Watch #5 is a really good introduction to this world and the players therein, but it lacks enough closure in order to sell its finale status. Still it comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Apr 7, 2014

    Dynamite has been doing an incredible job with reinventing golden age pulp heroes for today's readers to enjoy. Some may be more successful than others but there is a consistency when it comes to the care they take with updating these characters while still preserving their core elements. Kings Watch has been one of their best character reinventions yet and hopefully this isn't the last we see of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Gary Kane Apr 8, 2014

    The story reaches its conclusion here with plenty of drama as the status quo for the three heroes is drastically changed, and change un such a way that the cynic in me felt was some of the climax was traded to clear the way for inevitable solo series for these characters. Whether this was writer Jeff Parker's intention however, I am uncertain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    the green death Apr 9, 2014

    Parker and crew ride out on a high. This was a fun series from the start and it had interesting character development and lots of seeds for future adventures. Let's hope for another King's Watch mini, or even ongoing.

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