Bedlam #5

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10
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"A great weeping."

  • 10
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Mar 6, 2013

    Lastly, I cant comment enough how Rossmos eye for detail, camera angles, and sequential structure makes this book all the more enjoyable to read, and look at. I especially love the grey and red he uses for Fillmores memories, which gives the reader a glimpse into how Fillmore sees the world; bloody red. Creepy, but a pleasant touch of artistry nonetheless. If you havent been picking up this book, do yourself a favor, dont bother. If my five star rating, along with my rave reviews, isnt enough to get you to buy the book in the first place, then youre a lost cause. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 6, 2013

    I’ll probably bring this issue up on the podcast this week because there is so much I want to say about it. The other reveals and the ending are so exciting to talk about that I can’t wait to tell someone else about it. This is one of those series that you hand a friend to read just you can talk about it and then when you bring them the next issue they’ve already read it because they loved it so much. The very last thing I have to say is that I don't like Frasier Irving's covers... don't fit the series so please stop it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Andrew Sadowski Mar 9, 2013

    Spencer and Rossmo are a perfect pair, Spencer can really get inside your head with his words, and that opens up the door for Rossmo to leave that lasting image in you. There's a lot of screwed up things that happen in this book without it being overtly exploitative or excessive. If you're looking for a smart thriller, you owe it to yourself to give this book a shot. I usually find it hard for comics to be suspenseful, but Bedlam seems to do it pretty damn well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 6, 2013

    Bedlam is still an excellent series, filled with mystery and intrigue. It will be interesting to see how Fillmore Press will continue to adjust to normal life; and more importantly, if anyone will find out about his dark past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Mar 5, 2013

    This issue ramps up the current story and the flashbacks. The story still feels fresh and I can not wait for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Mar 4, 2013

    Bedlam #5 picks up the pace in a big way, giving readers a huge payoff while ramping up the conflict at hand. Nick Spencer shows how great he is at writing murder mystery, crime, superhero and horror stories, and also mixing them together. The dialogues are great, the flashbacks flow really well with the pace of the story, and the unique art rounds of the perfect horror story. If you're looking for a suspenseful crime horror comic, Bedlam #5 is every reason why you should be reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 9, 2013

    As always with this series, both story and art were exceptional. The art by Riley Rossmo is so very unique, meaning that it is instantly recognisable. It also still suits this book perfectly which I am sure I have mentioned before in previous reviews of this series. I know that some people may not like this series due to it being something that I don't think anyone expected it to be. However, if this is something that you have read then I advise you not to be put off by it. Pick up these first 5 issues, as well as the next, and make up your own mind with this story arc. I know it is not for everyone, but I can guarantee that if it is your sort of thing then you will love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 8, 2013

    This book is Nick Spencer at his best, nothing makes a damn bit of sense, but I want to know more immediately! And Riley Rossmo's art just helps to make me feel crazy as I'm reading it. If you want something psychological, and creepy, and confusing, and awesome get Bedlam! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Mar 7, 2013

    This book is settling down into an improbable and slightly silly kind of Odd Couple groove, and while it's as upsetting and disturbing as always, it's become the kind of book where you have an idea what to expect with each issue. It's a little sad that Rossmo is leaving now, just as the series finds a kind of pace (“a great weeping” indeed), but if Frazer Irving's covers are any indication, we're going to be okay. Just as Spencer has established a certain rhythm with the scripts, Rossmo has fleshed out this universe with some truly iconic images " a great foundation for any artist who takes up the series to build on, whether it's Irving with the covers or newcomer Ryan Browne with the interiors. It's likely that “Bedlam” is just going to keep being “Bedlam” " for better or for worse. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Logan Bransfield Mar 8, 2013

    Despite the positive character work present in this issue, this series still has one glaring problem: the art. I enjoy Riley Rossmo's work in other series, so I assume it is the color palette that just doesn't flow with his pencil work. Most panels look muddy, and the actions scenes are annoyingly difficult to follow. I hope this series can get another artist onboard soon, because until that happens my enjoyment of it will continue to be hindered. Read Full Review

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