Jupiter's Legacy #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Frank Quitely Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Meet BARNABAS WOLFE-a former supervillain with Sherlock Holmesian instincts who hunts heroes for the U.S. government. While Brandon and Uncle Walter struggle with their utopian vision for America, Chloe and family live under the radar in Australia. But their peaceful lives are about to explode when the authorities find suspicious super-activity down under and send their #1 weapon to investigate. The generation gap is about to reach the next level as Millar and Quitely bring their epic to a head!

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 19, 2015

    Dystopian tales are a dime a dozen lately, but the carefully crafted nature of this book commands your attention from the moment you read and examine the very first panel. The delays with this series haven't gone unnoticed, and next year's upcoming Book Two won't be solicited until the notoriously slow perfectionist Quitely finishes up his work (There will be a prequel series by Millar and artist Wilfredo Torres in the meantime). This is a top notch series and it would be a shame it if fell into the void of the forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 15, 2015

    I could stand on a soapbox and sing praises of the finale of Jupiters Legacys fist arc, but its always best to experience it for ones self. The price point of $4.99 may seem a little steep, but it is absolutely worth it. This title is well on its way to being one of the cornerstones in Mark Millars legacy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 14, 2015

    Jupiter's Legacy #5 soars to new heights. Sure it took time for it to arrive but trust me when I say it was worth the wait. And so this release comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 19, 2015

    In the end, it was the act of defending her own legacy that made Chloe, as well as Hutch, look at who they had become. Showing Jason that they cannot live in fear was a big move for these characters, especially given the world's attitude towards their identities. You decide to shape who you are in the world or you allow the world to shape you -- that looks to be the message of "Jupiter's Legacy" and capping off Book One with the family embracing their identities is a great moment. There are some fireworks coming down the pike, for sure, and this may only be a brief moment of light before things get even darker but this issue is a great moment of personal growth for the characters. There will be an interminable wait for the next issue of this book but, for now, it's good to know that the first half of this tale is both complete and incredibly satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 11, 2015

    Mayhem ensues, and Chloe shows the entire world at home watching the news exactly what it mean to put in that overdue time and a half WORK! Major Barnabus Wolfe's whole crew got the fade and the familia was up in smoke before a soul could try and follow behind. With all 3 members of the fam on the same page rebuilding the meta-scanner and recruiting a new team, Millar and Quietly leave us on a sick cliffhanger as we await the next 5 issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - louis whiteford Jan 16, 2015

    The story improves again with issue five, and it might be the closest this comic ever gets to the bold, commanding action Mark Millar was once known for. The story is still shot-glass deep, but it's got a healthy sense of restraint, saving and savoring its best moments Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jan 14, 2015

    With comic book adaptations becoming more and more of a permeating thing, it's awfully nice thatour beloved creators get to see their names on websites fromVariety and Entertainment Weekly. But whenheadlines that look like this pop up with very little to show for it, that nice feeling washes away in a sea of embarrassment. Mark Millar wants us to love comics. He wants us to love his comics. But when there comes less and less opportunity to find reasons to appreciate the work he's done, it becomes harder to enjoy the works he finally cranks out. The future of comic books won't be found in Hollywood. They'll be found in the gratitude of comic book readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 16, 2015

    Millar compared Jupiters Legacy to Watchmen when it was first released, and even then it was a plainly silly line of hype. Jupiters Legacy is nothing like Watchmen, and thats a good thing. Rather than trying to be something its not, Jupiters Legacy embraces what it is. It is a big love letter to the superhero genre, one that sincerely loves the big battles, clear distinctions, and grand statements of men and women in tights. This is the kind of story that Millar and Quitely are both perfectly suited to tell. Now that they are embracing the central premise of their story in the form of a young boy with an incredible streak of altruism, they are able to deliver a truly incredible comic, one that is hard not to love. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jan 15, 2015

    The legacy is strong, and it's time for a recruiting drive. Will Book Two begin years in the future as the rebellion hits its peak, or will Walter prove too intelligent to let power slip from his fingers? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 15, 2015

    Quitely again reminds us why he's one of the best storytellers in the business. His use of posture and body language is second to none, and he makes every page of this book feel vibrant and alive. It's probably going to be a very, very long time before this series returns for Book 2, but as long as Quitely returns, I'll be there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Jan 16, 2015

    Did this issue break the cycle of decompression? No, not really, but it did serve rather well as a finale to the first arc. With the way it ends one really hopes that the next issues focus more on story content. To save the great Frank Quitely for last, I can only really say that this was his best work on the series yet, looking more polished than the last few. Of course he keeps forgetting to do Chloes eyebrows, but better luck next year. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 16, 2015

    There are probably those out there who will say that just being an alright dystopia plot made by an expert artist and an inconsistent author is good enough but I'm certainly not one of them. Call it high standards, call it over exposure to the medium, but I know that everyone involved is capable of better work than this, specifically because I read that better work in the first 2 issues. Still there are a lot of worse things for a comic to be than the much better crafted superhero equivalent of Divergent, but there are better things to be too, make of that what you will. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    xiombarg Jan 14, 2015

    I've often been surprised at some of the medium-ish reviews Jupiter's Legacy has received on past issues, especially when comparing it to the other comics with the same rating from the same reviewer. I guess it just shows that some reviewers truly don't know what good and bad is.

    So anyway, other than the painful months of waiting and wondering between issues, Jupiter's Legacy is easily one of the best comics currently running. Even if you only consider the quality and flow of of the writing and art from a strictly professional standpoint, it's a high end piece of work. But of course it's the guts of the thing that makes it shine. The relationship dynamics between the old and younger super heroes reads with an air of believabilit more

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 19, 2015

    Very good.

  • 9.0
    jac's picks Jan 30, 2015

    This was way cool until I realized it was the final issue. Millar has a massive history for this universe that I got to read more of. Can't wait till the next mini!

  • 8.5
    Cosmic Ray Jan 14, 2015

    Another FANTASTIC issue! This is what comics ARE.

  • 8.5
    Soyner Jan 17, 2015

    I'll be honest, I can't really remember what happened in #4 since it's been so long but #5 certainly kick some major butt. Great story. Great characters. Nice comeback. Hopefully they can start turning these issues out quicker so I don't forget things again.

  • 5.0
    GreyMouser Jan 16, 2015

    This is Garbage, and an excellent example of miss-treatment of comic book readers and monthly supporters. While INCREDIBLY late, the art is absolutely sub-par and rushed. The end of the arc reads more like the opening to the next, instead of any kind of satisfactory resolution. millar promised a 'double-sized issue', but instead we are served only 29 pages for FIVE DOLLARS! Please heed my warning, DO NOT BUY mark millar's work until it is 100% finished, collected and well reviewed. THIS is what comic fans should be worried about comics turning into. 2 fat bloated egos phoning in bullshit.

  • 10
    Slayer666 Feb 3, 2015

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