Ice Cream Man #5

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince Artist: Martin Morazzo, Chris O'Halloran Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 19
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"BALLAD OF A FALLING MAN"-The feel-bad series of the year continues! Here: a story that lasts a hundred stories.

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    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale May 13, 2021

    Another gem in a unique and thrilling series. Read Full Review

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    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick Jul 18, 2018

    The first trade has been released with the first four issues included. Get that or try to find issues 1-4 if you can find them. Issue 5 is stand-alone, but the series is too good not to collect and follow. The series has so much merit and deserves to be a much own, at least thus far. It is with great hope the series continues this trend, with five issues in a row being a home run being a very hard feat to accomplish. Horror is a hard genre in any field to succeed with. This is the case that not only is it above average but well above average. The art helps greatly that is unexpected. It is creepy how great this is. Read Full Review

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    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Jul 18, 2018

    This series never fails to impress me and this fifth issue did its job yet again. This team has created a fascinating and creepy comic book full of creativity that is destined to take you out of your own world for a little bit while you read it. It will suck you in and leave your brain confused and satisfied at the same time. Between Prince’s writing and Morazzo and O’Halloran’s visuals, this issue reveals how comic books are one of the most powerful forms of art. Read Full Review

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    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Jul 18, 2018

    The mystery deepens with every passing issue and so does my interest in this comic. It has gotten to the point where I fear I'm addicted because getting it once a month is not enough. Not only is the storytelling phenomenal, but the artwork is grisly yet beautiful, drawing you deep into this nightmarish world. A must-read for all horror fans! Read Full Review

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    AIPT - Zarik Khan Jul 18, 2018

    Ice Cream Man does not follow conventional comic book wisdom in 2018. It will read well as a trade paperback but it is also incredibly satisfying being read issue by issue. It is touted as an anthology, with each issue standing on its own. At the same time, there is an overarching story and struggle that becomes clearer with every chapter and has taken real shape in this issue, with the cowboy making good on his threat to the Ice Cream Man at the end of Issue #4. In that sense, this series is a walking contradiction, but this is totally consistent with the written and visual nature of the stories where the characters and their actions have the same contradictory and hypocritical nature. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 20, 2018

    Arguably the best issue of this series, Ice Cream Man #5 is less concerned with terrifying readers with traditional horror sensibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Jul 5, 2018

    There's a much vaster story than the reader is currently privy to, but watching the spidery scripter weave his web transfixes us, and we want to get closer, to see more of the pattern revealed with each forming strand. Even if that means we eventually witness it from the fly's point of view. Read Full Review

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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 23, 2018

    A creative, dark horror story with evocative art and a mean punchline. Good stuff! Read Full Review

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    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Jul 17, 2018

    Issue #5 shows promise for this anthology series and comes closer than others have to reaching the mark set by Issue #1 Read Full Review

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