Outer Darkness #5

Writer: John Layman Artist: Afu Chan Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

After The Charon crash-lands on a frozen planet, the crew is forced to fight together or die alone. Unfortunately, there's a demonic betrayer in their midst... and something even worse lurking beneath the snow and ice.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Mar 13, 2019

    Being a fan from the off, this series has consistently ticked all the boxes. I was drawn in by the execution of the weird and wonderful ideas, and of course the efforts of the team as a whole. I said it was refreshing for something to be so straight up entertaining. Now here, awaiting the finale of the arc I realise how insidiously Outer Darkness has raised the bar for my future reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 31, 2019

    This is a MUST-BUY book for any fan of science fiction or horror. This is a frightening, horrific, and thrilling story set in the stars. The characters are original and engaging and the visuals capture the grandeur and nightmares of space. This earns my highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 30, 2019

    Outer Darkness has rocketed forward in its debut arc and has never let up. The intrigue, humor, sci-fi adventure, and pure, unbridled horror blend together in this perfect mix that scratches every itch. If this is what the crew of the Charon get into in their first real mission, imagine what they'll do next...that is, if they can survive long enough to have a second mission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Mar 18, 2019

    "Outer Darkness" #5 solidifies that nagging worry in the pit of your stomach, making certain that something terrible is coming to this adventure, and that we can only watch from afar. It is equal parts terrifying and engrossing and something not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Mar 12, 2019

    Outer Darkness is an amazing series which just released what could be its first dud. Maybe this month's dull read is compensated by the next issue which concludes the comics' first story arc and, who knows, shows that this issue's lack of action was the best option to go for. Despite not enjoying this issue, I recommend picking this series as it is one of the most innovative comics being published at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Mar 13, 2019

    Possibly because we know the crew is doomed, the characters were only ever conceptualized as one-dimensional stereotypes, but this efficient character creation doesn't do the book itself any favors. Read Full Review

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