Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #5

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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As Kyle and Reverend Anderson travel further into this world, the true nature of things starts to reveal itself, and it's more terrifying than they could have imagined.

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 12, 2014

    The moment you pick this book up, it will have you in its grasp and won't let go until it's done with you. When it's finally over and it thrusts you back into reality, you beg for it to take hold of you again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 12, 2014

    Outcast #5 is what we've been waiting for since the first issue, a return to the characters confronting and dealing with demons/otherworldly beings. Combined with some solid writing and fantastic artwork, this is easily the best issue since when the comic first started. Hopefully the next issue can continue this and close out the first arc on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 13, 2014

    Visually, Paul Azaceta has already made a name for himself in limited work, his expressive line work and exceptional storytelling ability elevating every aspect of Kirkman's script. He uses that same ability to staggering effect here in issue #5, crafting a terse, frightening exchange that perfectly encapsulates everything that's made Outcast so great. His horror is constantly bubbling just beneath the surface, each leer and smile simple in execution but complex in its meaning. He also makes great use of shadow here, his characters often half obscured and menacing. Completing the effect is colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser, whose soft hues and gentle colors are perfectly contrasted against the book's violent streaks of red. Outcast is building towards something big, and our guess is that its something you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Nov 15, 2014

    A few problems I have in this series has been the pacing being a little slow. This hasn't been a big deal because I have enjoyed the ride thoroughly, and thus far the story has been very good. This issue actually was pretty darn exciting to read. It had action and suspense even though it was confined to one location and only a handful of people. I won't spoil the later parts of the comic but it definitely feels like the end of a first arc. Outcast #5 teases us with great things to come, and while not having the biggest payoff or jaw dropping reveals is still is a very engaging read. Check it out if you have been reading because series has been really good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Adam Whitmer Nov 14, 2014

    Elizabeth Breitweiser continues to be the best colorist in the game. The coloring is as important as anything else in to the success of Outcast. The noir inspired exorcism is full of shadows and splashes of orange with the bright red blood shocking in its contrast. The final scene, taking place outside under the waning sun, is painted in a way to suggest the demonic presence is always swirling around them with the red-eyed crow looking on. While Wytches uses color in a hyper kinetic manner to throw the reader off of solid ground, the stillness of Outcast creates a slow creeping dread to get it's horrific point across. Read Full Review

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