Indigo Children #5

Writer: Curt Pires, Rockwell White Artist: Alex Diotto, Dee Cunniffe Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Following the tragic events of issue four, the Indigo Children race against the clock to escape Kabul. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally. Also: A glimpse of Director Rand's past.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 26, 2023

    The stinger at the end of the story hits perfectly. Its worth noting that the issue kind of plays out like the final scene of an episode of a one-hour action drama...but it fits a hell of a lot better on the page than it does on the screen. Theres a kind of purity about getting the heroes started without too many bits of subplot and then just...launching them right into a chase that ends at the end of an episode. Its difficult to imagine that working out in any other format than the single issue of a comic book.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Thomas Huls Aug 2, 2023

    One of the more exciting comics you will read this year so far, Indigo Children is about survival, friendship, corruption, all wrapped up into an action slash thriller story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 27, 2023

    Indigo Children #5 manages to redeem itself after the setbacks of the previous issues. The tension-filled journey through the deserts of Kabul and the exploration of Director Rand's past add depth to the story and its antagonists. While the story has significantly improved, the art remains a drawback, not quite matching the book's premise and at times hindering the impact and seriousness of the situation. Despite this, the issue sets up the next arc brilliantly, leaving readers eager for what comes next. With a promising trajectory, Indigo Children seems to be back on track, and I look forward to seeing how it continues to build upon the momentum of this issue in the upcoming chapters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 26, 2023

    Indigo Children continues to be a case of style over substance, essentially a prolonged action movie sequence in search of even a shred of emotional resonance and reconfigured into comic book form. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Aug 2, 2023

    I guess it was fun. I had more enjoyment as it went along. It's one big action scene and doesn't have a ton of substance, but it keeps me engaged.

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