Primordial #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 18
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The spaceship piloted by Laika, Able, and Baker approaches Earth…but how and where will they land? Luckily, there is a familiar face hoping to help guide them home.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 19, 2022

    Primordial #5 is yet another triumph of visual storytelling. Any other writer would be doing some world-building based on the alternate history of the book, but Lemire isnt doing that here. Hes letting the art team tell the story, as theyve been the books entire run, and it works brilliantly. Primordial continues to be one of the best books on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jan 19, 2022

    Even if the final page overreaches into the realm of melodrama, the overall effect is too great to fret over that. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jan 19, 2022

    With Primordial #5 out, that means there's only one more issue on the docket. It's going to be quite the spectacle seeing the fallout from the animals' return. Lemire and Sorrentino have taken us through quite the odyssey through space and time and have proven that they are masters of capturing and presenting a story of this scope and magnitude, and it's awe-inspiring to behold. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jan 22, 2022

    Primordial #5 is both beautifully heartwarming and tragic as Lemire and the team perfectly contrast the pure innocence of the returning animals base natures with that of human beings all the while pushing the narrative journey to a definitive climax and filling in the large gap in time with clever imagery and dialogue which tells you the story without having to implicitly explain anything at all and that's the mark great visual storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 19, 2022

    This creative team perfectly balances the intrigue and emotion of this series, leaving you both devastated and hungry for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 24, 2022

    Primordial #5 jumps in time to 2024 and a much older Yelena. Still hoping to be reunited with Laika. It's a familiar story, but too familiar for this reviewer. Even if dressed up as a science fiction story that spans space and time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Jan 21, 2022

    Speculation:Currently in the Pipe Jeff Lemire has: Sweet Tooth season 2; Essex County; Black Hammer; and Gideon Falls. So it wouldn't be such a stupid bet to take a chance on Primordial #1 (OF 6) CVR I 100 COPY INCV Lemire because it kind of does have all three Animals on the cover. Read Full Review

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