Nameless #5

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The soul-destroying origin story of the man known only as "Nameless" is uncovered in all its horror. What caused "Nameless" to surrender his identity? What are the sickening secrets of the Razor House Project?
And what went wrong in there?  
On the eve of extinction, all is finally revealed.

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Sep 24, 2015

    With the fifth and penultimate issue of "Nameless", we are getting closer to some kind of explanation for the profundity and horror that has been on display. Morrison, Burnham, Fairbairn, and letterer extraordinaire Simon Bowland make a up a team that was meant to be together. With each issue, the imagery and the story of "Nameless" have stuck in my mind days after reading multiple times. This "origin" issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Sep 25, 2015

    At this point, things are still obtuse and opaque, but as small building blocks begin to accrue, it's easier to trust the story than it ever was before. As if there was ever any doubt in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Sep 29, 2015

    While most of the horror in Nameless has had that same, measured mysteriousness, this week's issue is overtly disturbing. One character's eyes and lips are cut off as he's crucified in the midst of a rain of razor blades. Another disturbing panel shows someone's finger nails being graphically ripped from their digits. One panel shows the after-effects of performing dental surgery with barbed wire. All are flashes, small bits of Morrison and Burnham's larger horrific tapestry, all sure to haunt you, like that nasty hangnail, that bothersome cankersore, that one memory you can never quite purge. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 24, 2015

    As always, it's Chris Burnham's disturbing and gruesome images that really make this chaotic, hard-to-grasp book work so well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Sep 24, 2015

    There's no denying the surrealistic mood piece aesthetic of the comic works well, but it's an unsustainable core in the long-term, leaving this an engaging read that fades from memory all too quickly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 28, 2015

    The fleshy gore and uncanny ambience of "Nameless" #5 still make it distinctive, but the success of the story as a whole is reduced by its lack of lucid moments and connective tissue. Burnham and Fairbairn's art is effective and there are a lot of interesting ingredients in Morrison's vision, but they aren't coming together to become something more powerful. Read Full Review

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