Magnus #5

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Aubrey Sitterson Artist: Jorge Fornes, Dylan Burnett Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Magnus tracked down the rogue artificial intelligence Frederick, but his plan to propel the conflict between man and AI into an open war is still a threat - and it's time for her to pick a side! Will Magnus be able to choose between her humanity and her moral code? She'll have to...because it's the only way she can prevent the loss of more lives!
Also: Doc Spektor, Part 9! The story of the all-new master (and we use the term lightly) sorcerer continues...the newly dumped Doc ends up picking a fight (with the help of his demonic pal Paimon) - and settles his debts with his FISTS!

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 23, 2017

    'Magnus' is destined to be a classic sci-fi comic that reinvented the Robot Fighter of yore. Higgins, Fornes, and O'Halloran have created something special. This is a smart thriller with societal allegories galore and the execution is so good it'll resonate long after you've put it down. The greatest compliment I can offer is I want more and I want more now. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 18, 2017

    From start to finish this has been a great first arc for Magnus. It was smart to start off with Magnus because she defined what it means to be a hero and how to rise to the occasion. It took some time to reach that point, but she got there and press forward with the best turn of events by the end of this issue. You definitely want to see what happens when the bounty hunter takes a more proactive position to help those who need her the most. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Oct 18, 2017

    Magnus #5 presents a resolution that finishes the current arc but leaves the door wide open for what has to come next. The text at hand weaves a path forward for Robot Fighters everywhere, even though this is a stopping point there's a lot left to be excited for. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 18, 2017

    Magnus brings the opening storyline to a close and in a really good way as it's not all about the action or just punching or fighting. Kerri's compassion comes through well while she grasps for more time to figure out a solution that may or may not exist. It's a hard ask for someone to take on faith considering that their own life will be lost because of it. Higgins delivered on this series overall with the story of a transitional point emerging within robot culture and it is what we get at the end in that it's the end of the beginning. With Fornes bringing out some strong artwork and great layouts, I'm hopeful this team will be back for another run on the book to give us more than just the beginning that this iteration of Kerri Magnus deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Nov 5, 2017

    Oh no, is this the last issue? This is the only thing I'm reading out from Dynamite, the idea to make Magnus a woman who not only identifies with robots, but ends up fighting for their freedom, is one of the most complex and interesting approaches to the character that I've seen thus far. I hope this is not the last that we've seen from this Magnus, Dynamite only strikes gold occasionally and it is just a shame that there is never enough readership to sustain these rare gems.

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  • 9.5
    Zumba Oct 18, 2017

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Oct 19, 2017

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