Injection #5

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Maria Kilbride goes underground to save a man from the sound of the haunted future.

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dean Varga Sep 14, 2015

    Injection #5 is the pay off to the series' slow build. Incredibly satisfying and spectacularly put together. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Christopher Massari Sep 25, 2015

    To conclude, you can chalk this issue up as another win for the duo of Ellis and Shalvey. Ellis hascreated a series the desire for more plot is always there. Then of course there is Shalvey's artwork, which syncs up with the script beautifully and illustrates the story in a way that brings it to life. Everything from pacing to general plot elements is on point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Sep 7, 2015

    This issue sees the first major turn in this enthralling, tense and thought provoking thriller, along with its excellent art team these qualities put Injection up with the very best of the medium's current output. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Thomas Crawford Sep 14, 2015

    Five issues in,Injectionis shapingup to be one of Ellis's best works, in league withPlanetary orThe Authority. While it's mostly sci-fi, this story also effortlessly blends elements of fantasy, horror, and spy thriller to create a singularlyunique tale told by a master of his craft at the top of his game.Injection has the makings of a magnum opus, so be sure to pick thisup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Sep 13, 2015

    Warren Ellis finally makes the title of the book make sense, and really explains what the injection is. It casts the narrative into that classic Frankensteinian mode of "man must not play god" and he even makes his characters regret some of their decisions. It's a distinctly odd decision from Ellis, where most of his work makes the case of advanced technology as used for exploration and innovation. Maybe this is all just a part of the humanizing element of Injection, and Ellis is trying to make a statement he hasn't really made since Transmetropolitan " that the advancement of technology can also lead to us risking our humanity at the cost of economizing the processes of the human body and mind. It's interesting stuff, and I wholeheartedly look forward to where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Sep 10, 2015

    Its a notable issue for the series, and as much as it marks a conclusion to a piece of the puzzle, it also makes clear how much things are just beginning. While the talent behind the book need to do very little in order to garner attention when working together on a project, it is quite obvious that no one here is resting on their laurels. Instead, Injection continues to impress with each and every page turn. It may still be unclear just where this narrative may be headed, but after this opening arc, it is sure to be a wonderful ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Sep 11, 2015

    "Injection" #5 also demonstrates the difficulty of reviewing serialized fiction. Seeing where the previous issues were leading, it's easy for me to appreciate what they accomplished in retrospect -- but the suspense and intrigue weren't always there month-to-month. I'm very glad I stuck it out, and I can't wait for the next arc; I'm sure other readers will feel the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 10, 2015

    Warren Ellis's abstract ideas are finally starting to solidify enough for readers to grab onto in this first arc's final issue. Read Full Review

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