Manifest Destiny #5

Writer: Chris Dingess Artist: Matthew Roberts, Owen Gieni Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Trapped in the wilderness, supplies and ammo dwindling, Lewis and Clark's expedition appears doomed to failure. And that's before their infected men begin to turn...

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Mar 12, 2014

    Manifest Destiny is five for five right now. Rarely does a series start so strong out of the gate and continue to keep up the same level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Samantha Cross Mar 13, 2014

    Final Thoughts: I'm pretty sure if you stare at the final page long enough it'll swallow your soul. But, ya know, in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Mar 18, 2014

    Manifest Destiny is a good example of how to play up true horror, wherein one of the scariest things imaginable is the unknown, and what your mind will involuntarily create to fill the void. The last page has a ridiculous amount of detail, and it just shows how much the creative team has invested in the building of this world. It's a clear passion project, the results of which have a tremendous impact. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Benny Morduchowitz Mar 14, 2014

    Manifest Destiny is a fun and creepy alternative American history tale, and this issue in particular is an interesting and fun form of set up for what should be some fantastic flora fighting next issue. As long as Sacagewea shows up for the action, I'll be happy. Buy this book if you like gorgeously rendered history, adventure, monsters, and, hopefully soon, a strong female lead? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Mar 12, 2014

    Manifest Destiny #5 is a great buildup and setup issue. It's moving all the pieces to their places and getting ready for what appears to be a promising finale for the first arc. Hopefully, it can deliver on the promise next time around. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 12, 2014

    That core relationship between the two leads is really what elevates Manifest Destiny to a great comic for me, but, obviously, it's bolstered by the crazy Americanized mythical monsters and the various elements of historical fantasy (seriously, more people need to get into this genre). The atmosphere is very well-done; the monsters are intriguing and awesome with great designs, the characters are engaging, and you easily get swept up in their relationships and struggle, and above all, it makes you want to spend more time with these characters and see more of their adventures, and that's enough in my book for a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Mar 17, 2014

    With more action and raised stakes, "Manifest Destiny" #5 contributes neatly to Dingess and Roberts' bold, spirited series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 12, 2014

    Manifest Destiny may be taking it's time at giving proper development but nonetheless it remains an exciting and enthralling read that has me itching for more. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Mar 13, 2014

    I am going to chalk this issue up as a push. It was one “blah” issue in a series thus far of some exceptional storytelling. I feel positive though that things will work out and that Dingess and Roberts will return to form in future issues. It still is a fantastic series and is a great alternative to the superhero stuff that is everywhere else. Read Full Review

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