Swords of Sorrow #5

Swords of Sorrow #5

Event\Storyline: Swords of Sorrow Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
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As the epic era-spanning tale rockets towards conclusion, reluctant heroines find themselves facing terrifying alternate versions of themselves on the road to the ultimate showdown with the Prince of All Worlds. Can even the combined forces of Kato, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, Vampirella, Jungle Girl, Lady Zorro and dozens more save reality? Join us for the penultimate chapter in what critics are calling the best crossover event of the summer!

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Sep 9, 2015

    This is the penultimate issue of the series.  It serves to set up the settings (both artistically and contextually) for the finale next issue.  Based on issue 5, issue 6 should be nothing short of earth-shattering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Sep 8, 2015

    Swords of Sorrow continues to astound as it enters its penultimate issue. Between the gripping dialogue and some interesting twists, we are given a narrative that allows for a dramatic atmosphere. This is all accompanied by some mysterious twists that set-up the finale brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 9, 2015

    The penultimate issue of Swords of Sorrow is a solid one throughout as Gail Simone manages the various character narratives in an engaging way even if it's just a line or two that they get. It brings everything into focus, spends a good bit of time on the main trio with it split between them and it surprisingly lets Jana take a good bit of the spotlight along the way too. The end result is a fast moving but dialogue heavy book that puts us right into the thick of things for the finale. Sergio Davila has certainly captured the look of the wide ranging cast well and does what he can to provide for a good series of layouts with them, going more for close-ups for a lot of it in order to bring more of the characters in. I still get frustrated by the coloring used on Dynamite's books, particularly in digital form, and wish more of his artwork wasn't covered in heavy black in far too many places. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Oct 12, 2015

    The fighting has increased and things are nearing their end. The women are such fierce fighters. Prince Charming has three beautiful women coming for him and they will not be charmed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 9, 2015

    'Swords of Sorrow' continues to shine amid a deluge of converging characters and storylines with Gail Simone keeping it all together with the strength of a thousand amazons. She lays it all out on a map quite literally and that helps to navigate the final march between the tens of valorous women in a collision course with the Prince's minions. No matter what issue six should be a barn burner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Sep 9, 2015

    Of all the issues of Swords of Sorrow, issue 5 seems like a later chapter in a high fantasy novel with its talk of good vs. evil, alliances, and some seriously rousing speeches. However, Gail Simone takes the usually male-oriented nature of this genre creating a sisterhood of warriors with different skill sets, moral compasses, and senses of humor and sending them against an evil foe, who hates women and only uses them for his own pleasure and manipulation. Prince Charming in Swords of Sorrow is really just Immortan Joe from Mad Max Fury Road with an actual six-pack as he treats Purgatori as a sex object and sends literally mindless men into battle to capture a woman, who spurned him for wicked heart beneath his handsome exterior. And his treatment of the Chaos! women will more than likely come to bite him in the ass as the final battle comes to a conclusion next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Sep 9, 2015

    An exciting build up to an explosive finale, strong art but suffers from over crowding and underdeveloped characters so it becomes more a case of spot the cameo. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Sep 9, 2015

    This whole cross-over event started out really strongly. Whether its story compression, the multitude of tie-ins or the quality of the books, somewhere along the way, I have lost interest. It's a shame, the cross-over should be enticing me to try out the characters books. If I was a paying customer, I don't think that goal would have worked. However, as a reviewer, I can see that the main Red Sonja book and Vampirella book is lot better than this hodgepodge casserole of story. Read Full Review

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