Home Sick Pilots #5

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
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The Old James House turns on Ami. If she can't conquer her own demons, how can she expect to conquer those that haunt its hallways? Perhaps demons aren't for conquering. Perhaps we must fight alongside them...  
The house fistfights a monster is what we're getting at, in the END OF OUR FIRST STORY ARC.

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Apr 13, 2021

    ‘Home Sick Pilots'#5 brings thecurtain down on thefirst story-arc from Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard. Ami must confront the Old James House while her fellow bandmates help out in any way they can in a grand finale of epic proportions. The Home Sick Pilots' lives will never be the same again after this one! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 13, 2021

    And that's how this series has solidified itself as an incredible one to watch. This fifth issue identifies key players, but also key ways the rules that have been slowly revealed to readers can be used in interesting ways. Home Sick Pilots juggles ambiance, teen angst, and exciting ideas with a verve only comics can bring. If you know anyone sour on comics in general, give them this adrenaline shot of color and creativity to remind them comics can take you to a unique place worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 14, 2021

    Wijngaard delivers some great visuals throughout the issue. There are some great action scenes that are lively and full of details. I was impressed with the imagery throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 16, 2021

    Ami is a full-blown superhero at the end of the fifth issue. The unique weirdness of the first five issues of the series may be complicated by the traditional superhero feel to the hero. Still, theres plenty of room for occult strangeness around the edges of the panel. The big climax to the first arc feels satisfying, though. Ami really feels like shes developed into something special in the first five issues. If Watters and Wijngaard can hold onto that, Homesick Pilots could become something truly unique in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Apr 14, 2021

    The series is beginning to live up to its initial premise of Power Rangers meets The Shining. The storytelling is personal and raw, and this first story-arc does an incredible job of introducing the world, establishing the characters and the stakes, and getting readers excited for whatever comes next. Readers have barely scratched the surface of the deeper mythology Watters has introduced, and coupled with the unbelievably good art from Wijngaard, this combines to make this one of the most original and exciting comics on the market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 16, 2021

    'Home Sick Pilots' #5 ends the first arc in one dazzling display of supernatural fireworks that is at once eye-popping and head-scratching. Watters and Wijngaard's ambitious, audacious, and confounding series evolves into a potent horror-action-superhero-monster hybrid epic. Despite all the questions I still have about what the hell just happened it's oddly entertaining. So bottom line: something, something, buy this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Apr 17, 2021

    Ami tries to make peace with the Old James House, but she learns she cannot leave. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 13, 2021

    Home Sick Pilots #5 wraps up the first story arc for the series. It is a weird one to end on, just in that, it is five issues and not the standard four or six issue story arc for the trade paperback. But also that by the end of this issue we are on a completely different story than what the series started. And that first story still has a thousand questions from me. I thought this was going to be series about a high school punk band and a haunted house. Which is kind of is, but also turned into a Power Rangers, Ghostbusters series as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 14, 2021

    My primary concern with Home Sick Pilots #1 was that it failed to provide readers a clear premise in its first issue, then it refined its ideas in combination with impactful artwork and slick colors across 5 issues only to find itself facing the same problem once again. Read Full Review

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