Man-Eaters #5

Writer: Chelsea Cain Artist: Kate Niemczyk Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
3.5User Rating

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"RAGTIME GOSPEL"
Twelve-year-old girls fight the patriarchy.  
Because someone has to.

  • 9.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jan 30, 2019

    Man-Eaters #5 is another intensely satisfying issue. Chelsea Cain strikes the perfect balance between backstory and forward action, moving the story in an intriguing new direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 29, 2019

    The depth of what Cain and company are exploring here continues to be deeply engrossing. Cain maintains the mystery of the attacks while delivering deeper insight into the ensemble AND exploring a world that is all too much like our own. With its clever mix of humor, drama and horror Man-Eaters is quite deliciously unlike anything else on the rack right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jan 30, 2019

    I am happy about the usage of brightness. I also like to appreciate the dark color schemes that are projected outside of things directly related to womanhood. The colors fill a different role in building suspense and play a huge part in conveying the contrasts between society's different views of womanhood. One thing I hope to see in future issues is the merging of both of these visuals. A bright narrative exploring dark color schemes in order to create a sneaky suspense. Man-Eaters gives you the bright when its dark, and the dark when its dark but I'd love to see it give the dark when it's bright. That feeling of self doubt that exists in the midst of the hormone swings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jan 30, 2019

    . The end result doesn't pack as massive of a punch as some of Man-Eaters' previous installments, but it's still just as feminist, funny, and borderline surreal as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jan 30, 2019

    Man-Eaters #5 is a slow read, but not in the usual way. Instead of slow pacing, the story is slowed due to the silly ads and political statements. All of these are entertaining, but the story is much more entertaining, and I find myself wishing I could get a full issue of Maude and her supporting cast. Man-Eaters is very enjoyable but suffers from the political statement that makes it so successful. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Jan 30, 2019

    In my first review of this series I praised the fact that the art direction for this comic uses the medium for more than just the standard panelled narrative. But by issue 5 I could really do with them calming down on wanting to push this medium to its limits. Yes it is fun to create ads and infographics, and tell stories with visuals, but I wouldn't be angry if for one issue it told the story straight up and didn't cover the same ground again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Jan 30, 2019

    Hello fuzzy ones!

    Time for some thoughts on this comic

    - First of all, really good art -- that's truly the highlight of the book, isn't it?
    - I wish they could cut it out with the parody ads and inserts. It's not clever, it's just eating real estate from the actual story.
    - The story is pretty light for that matter in some parts.
    - I actually did chuckle at the blue apron joke, but rolled my eyes at all the Nietzschean philosophy talk in the restroom.
    - Despite the dad being pretty useless, at least he seems to have figured out part of the "mystery"

    That's it, I wish I could say more, but 9 pages were used on inserts rather than actual story.

  • 2.0
    KillianH Jan 30, 2019

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