Birthright #5

Birthright #5

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Andrei Bressan Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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The never-ending war on Terrenos rocks our world as Mikey battles one of its greatest warriors to the death. No one is safe as BIRTHRIGHT's first arc comes to an earth-shattering finish!

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Feb 6, 2015

    Of course, what is always the highlight of this series is Bressans art, and this issue really allows him the chance to cut loose. So far, his brilliance has been showcased with stunning panoramic shots of beautiful landscapes, but here he focuses on the aforementioned big battle, which ends up looking terrific. He uses bigger panels and even a two page spread to make the action feel big and important. While its disappointing the fight is so short, limiting what Bressan is able to do, I would be complaining if the fight scene was overlong, so Im glad they decided to focus on advancing the story father than relying on the art to sell the issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Tupper Feb 7, 2015

    There has been some moral ambiguity surrounding Mikey's choices but with each passing issue it becomes more clear that perhaps Mikey hasn't aligned himself with the right side. All together this is another awesome entry in theBirthright series. April can't come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 3, 2015

    Birthright #5 certainly adds plenty of energy to this already astounding story, with the dramatic developments captivating throughout. The character depth, and backstory also adds more depth to this amazing world, with the final page being as tantalising as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Feb 4, 2015

    Birthright #5 is another fantastic outing for Williamson and Bressan. Each issue is getting stronger artistically and as the plot becomes more dense and interesting we become more invested in the characters. This series fills an under-utilizing genre in the comic book medium and has quickly asserted itself as a title of the highest order. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 4, 2015

    As exciting as the end of Birthright #4 left us, issue #5 takes things a step further with a twist at the end which you don't see coming. While what's going on right now with Mikey hunting down the mages grabs your attention, that twist gives you more reason to anticipate the answers that the past hold for a better grasp of the good, bad and everything in-between. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Feb 2, 2015

    Birthright has proven in its first arc that it is more than just an action and adventure piece. It also deals with loss, second chances, ruined relationships, deceit, and redemption. If the creative team can keep the momentum going, this comic will surely rise to the top. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 5, 2015

    Andrei Bressan is again a powerhouse force of fantasy goodness, his storytelling enjoyably large and finely detailed. Not to be outdone, Adriano Lucas turns in some of his best color work to date, nailing everything from blood soaked battles to serene swamps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 4, 2015

    What keeps people coming back to BIRTHRIGHT, and the reason more people should jump on this book, is for the storytelling. It's familiar yet completely alien at the same time. It has elements many people have seen in fantasy films, but it takes it to the next level. We get a great turn in this issue and an even better final page that will keep readers hooked in who have been on the series since the first issue. Just as important is the top tier art coming out of this book. As far as full creative teams go, this group is phenomenal and delivers yet another amazing issue of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Feb 5, 2015

    Birthright Issue 6 wont be out until April, which is a long time…Ill be waiting. Will you? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Feb 4, 2015

    The main flaws I see in this issue are the parents. They are the least interesting, realistic, and believable characters of the series, but development over time could help flesh them out more and make them as engaging as the others. And not to repeat myself, but the last panel. You guys, the last panel. Its a gorgeous splash, and its everything. Its absolutely responsible for why Im so mad about waiting two months for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Latest Pull - Ethan O'Neill  Feb 6, 2015

    Overall, this issue is a nice, if somewhat rushed, conclusion to an ever-engrossing story. The issue also ends on a rather interesting cliffhanger which I look forward to seeing unravel as the series goes on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 9, 2015

    "Birthright" #5 continues this title on a good path, and Williamson and Bressan continue to give us some fun surprises, like the dramatic (both in terms of writing and also art) reveal on the final page of this issue. This is a series that feels like it's moving in the right direction and with just the right pacing. I'll be back for more. Read Full Review

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