Nocterra #5

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Tony Daniel, Tomeu Morey Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 37
8.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"FULL THROTTLE DARK," Part Five-It's here! The penultimate issue of NOCTERRA's blockbuster first arc! VAL "Sundog" Riggs must choose whether to keep her brother EMORY safe in the mysterious SANCTUARY or risk it all against BLACKTOP BILL and hordes of
human SHADES to find the truth about the darkness once and for all!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jul 8, 2021

    From art to script, this is arguably one of the biggest comics of the year. Snyder and Daniel along with everyone on their team have created a science fiction tale that will stand for ages. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 7, 2021

    Nocterra #5 is what happens when beautiful art, expert world-building, and wonderfully emotional storytelling come together to create something exceptional. Snyder, Daniel, and Morey reach another level with this issue. It does a fantastic job of setting up more about the world, adding new things to the mix, has several great cliffhanger moments, and an ending that will leave readers begging for more. Everything about this issue is a triumph. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 7, 2021

    Snyder wraps the issue with a pair of twists that threaten to unravel everything Val has fought for and raises the question if a concept like sanctuary can truly exist in the world post PM. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - James Remolde Jul 10, 2021

    This story continues to draw me in, in this mixed feeling of I want to know more, but maybe I do not want to know more. From the visual to the narrative, Nocterra shows great storytelling muscles. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 7, 2021

    Tony S Daniel continues to deliver beautiful and brilliantly detailed art on every page of this issue. Not only are the character designs beautiful, but the world Snyder is creating with this series comes to beautiful life with Daniel's art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 7, 2021

    All in all, this remains one of the best ongoing titles across all brands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Noelle Modelo Jul 6, 2021

    Nocterra#5 shakes up Val's faith in this penultimate issue. With a conclusion that's sure to push Val closer to the edge and a testing relationship with Em, the climax truly kicks into full throttle. Although this issue felt like a quicker read than normal, fans of the series will barely sit still as the excitement builds up to the finale of this first story arc. It's incredible to see just how much has already happened in this first arc, and we can only expect that Snyder will blow our expectations away in the next issue and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Jul 7, 2021

    Nocterra #5 is the issue that gives Tony Daniel the least to do in terms of action, but gives him room to work on smaller, more intimate character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Nocterra #5 sets the stage for the conclusion to the series' first story arc, flipping plenty of the series' trademark elements on their head along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Jul 7, 2021

    The turmoil in Val feels genuine because she's been a definitely pessimistic character from her first appearance to this issue, believing that every good thing that comes their way is nothing short of being too good to be true. However, now it presents a somewhat believable reason as to why she would genuinely start questioning those instincts now, and most of that is due to the presentation of Sanctum by Tiberius who doesn't sell the place short but gives a more grounded look at it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jul 7, 2021

    Val, Emory and Bailey seemed to have finally found sanctuary as well as Bailey's uncle. What could possibly go wrong? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nine Panel Press - Hank Rea Jul 9, 2021

    'Nocterra' #5 lays the groundwork for what's sure to be an explosive first arc conclusion. Val and Blacktop Bill are destined for one more battle and the stakes couldn't be any higher. This high-octane sci-fi thriller is just getting revved up.  Read Full Review

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