Manifest Destiny #6

Writer: Chris Dingess Artist: Matthew Roberts Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

With the flora infestation overrunning their outpost, can Lewis and Clark deliver frontier justice to a savage, savage world? The first chapter of their thrilling ongoing adventure ends here!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Apr 15, 2014

    Despite their heavy losses, the Corps trudges forward essentially reliant on their burgeoning American Spirit, a sense of the hopeful amid the horrific. The creative team also indicates that the narrative plan is to move the Corps of Discovery all the way to the Pacific Ocean and traverse back across the Louisiana Purchase for what should be an extended run. I couldn't be happier about all that story left on the horizon. This is good comics, and if you're not checking it out, you're missing one of the best books of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Geo N Apr 12, 2014

    Even if you do not know the story of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark's perilous journey in the early 1800"s to explore and map the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, Manifest Destiny is a comic book worth delving into. You do not need a degree in American history to know that Lewis & Clark did not come across strange vine monsters or rabid floral-infected animals on their trek, but the alternative reality that Chris Dingess conjures up suggests that they came into contact with that and a whole lot more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Apr 9, 2014

    Manifest Destiny #6 is a fantastic and thrilling conclusion to its first arc. The writing is extremely strong, the artwork is both amazing and terrifying, and the ending leaves you wanting more. Despite it being criminally underrated and not as discussed as other titles, Manifest Destiny is easily one of the best series that Image is putting out and is a must read for those yearning for a good story. Don't pass this one up, especially with the upcoming trade collection that collects the first arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 8, 2014

    Manifest Destiny is a series that has a lot of legs for future storytelling, as there's a big wide swath of country to explore. Hopefully the creators will continue to keep publishing such a wonderful book, which has only begun to scratch the surface of its off-kilter high concept and its compelling characters. If you haven't been reading this book already, it's never too late to start searching for the unknown with Manifest Destiny. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 15, 2014

    A typically strong issue of Manifest Destiny adds what might be a compelling over-arching story of alien-invasion at the turn of the 19th Century. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 9, 2014

    Manifest Destiny ends chapter one on an incredible high and sets up some interesting things for the future. Month in and month out I give this book my highest of recommendations, and Dingess and company continue to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Apr 10, 2014

    Dingess hit a gold mine with this book. It's got a brilliant premise that uses the Lewis and Clark expedition to tell supernatural stories. The beautiful art and colors completely sell the idea that it takes place in the early 1800s. Once you pick it up you won't be able to stop reading until you're caught up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Samantha Cross Apr 9, 2014

    Ending an arc isn't an easy thing when it comes to what is obviously an ongoing story. There has to be some sort of wrap-up while still getting the readers excited or, at the very least, intrigued enough for the next chapter. The problem with certain premises, however, is that they can easily fizzle out if the foundation of the book starts to crack. In the case of Manifest Destiny #6, the premise is still strong, but I can feel the ground shaking a little. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 8, 2014

    The first arc of Manifest Destiny comes to an end and in a very exciting and dramatic way. The overall tension along with the always captivating art make this a joy to read and thus easy to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 9, 2014

    I'm not the most devoted fan of history, but "Manifest Destiny" has me riveted and intrigued. I haven't dug up any historical books on the subject yet, but I can see a point real soon where I'll be inspired enough to do so. In couching the story in the historical and mixing in the horrific, Dingess and Roberts have created a series that is every bit as electrifying and innovative as "American Vampire." This series is not dissimilar from "Proof," another Image title that took concepts comic fans were familiar with and flipped it over for a different look. "Manifest Destiny" #6 would be an odd place to start, but given that a collection gathering up through this issue is upcoming, take heed and, at the very least seek that out. Categorize something new and defend your comic reading with a fun, twisted take on a historical adventure like no other. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Apr 11, 2014

    While it's still entertaining reading, and full of astounding art, this series has come up shallower than expected, only scratching the surface of its troubling premise. This might not always be the case; there's plenty of story left to tell. But this arc has ended on a conventional note, emphasizing the exotic in its historical source rather than bringing its moral difficulty home. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Apr 7, 2014

    On the whole, this climax feels like it was in bad need of more time to be polished and an additional issue to allow a greater range of focus. You'll probably be picking it up if you're already reading the series, but anyone else, I'd wait till Manifest Destiny 7 to get involved. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Apr 9, 2014

    Even though I still recommend Manifest Destiny as a good read; this one just didn't quite hit it. I have been impressed throughout (minus this one) as overall we have had a solid story with a superb grouping of writing and art making for an interesting and entertaining arc. The first half of this Issue continues that, and even enhances that opinion. Just something dropped past the halfway mark that made me wondering why. Here's to hoping that the next half coming soon will be able to drop that ending and begin back to the good things that have worked for it so far. Read Full Review

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