Swordquest #5

Writer: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims Artist: Ghostwriter X Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Peter Case's quest to steal the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery hit a few bumps along the way, like having to fight an evil wizard from another world, but he and his friends are seeing it through to the epic (as defined by the dictionary) conclusion of SwordQuest: Realworld!

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Reed Strong Nov 27, 2017

    This book still rules and is going to be one heck of a trade. If you haven't checked the book out by now, this definitely isn't the issue to hop in on. (Of course it isn't, it's issue 5.) But if you've road this way so far, you're getting a hell of a fun conclusion. This book has stretched the expectations of the amount of drama and emotion Sims and Bowers are able to pair with their usual quick wits, the fleeting life of Peter Case, his complicated relationship with Amy and Alvin, and Terry's role in all of this. It's the most compelling, well written, and beautifully drawn project the duo has had the chance to work on yet. Read this series for yourself. Trust me, you won't regret the adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Nov 24, 2017

    Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, and Ghostwriter X close out their quest in fine form. Wistful nostalgia blends with self-aware irreverence. Grounded, artistic restraint gets punctuated with epic bombast. The robbers get the score. The fellowship completes the quest. The boy gets the boy, maybe. It's about as fitting an ending as you can find. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 22, 2017

    The end of Swordquest works well enough and tidies up a good number of things it introduced so I feel more than fine in viewing it as a closing point for me. If there's more, well, good for all involved but it's not a book that I'll return to. It had some good ideas and was filled with some fun nods back to the past with the game and a "true reality" behind it but it wasn't able to really cement itself well enough through the characters or artwork to feel truly defined. The fun moments are there and it has a certain goofiness to it that I liked all while hitting the necessary character emotional beats but I never felt connected to any of them and their journey, some of which may be because I never touched on the games and their stories. Hopefully, it's working better for fans of the games as I suspect it has more for them in here than myself. Read Full Review

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