Rock Candy Mountain #5

Writer: Kyle Starks Artist: Kyle Starks Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
9.5User Rating


Finally, the dramatic origin story of the World's Toughest Hobo, Jackson.  
We travel through deals with devils, world wars, trench battles, magical artifacts, shocking turns, and tragic decisions.
The world's only kung-fu hobo epic continues in this exciting flashback adventure.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 23, 2017

    If you somehow missed out on the first arc of this series, then you really need to rectify that as quickly as possible. Rock Candy Mountain is the cult classic martial arts movie you didn't realise you were missing out on until right now. It's also a book I can't recommend highly enough, so make sure to grab your bindle and get ready to ride the rails when it goes on sale this November. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Nov 8, 2017

    Rock Candy Mountain is just a fun book. It has been from the beginning. Things got a bit more serious and heavy in issue #5, sure, but it works because now there's an emotional connection. Jackson's not just this super-human kung-fu hobo warrior. He's a real man that adapted to his current life. He's anybody who's ever loved and lost. He's me if just a few more things go wrong in my life. He's you if " you get the point. The first arc won me over by its over-the-top ridiculousness, and I have a feeling that some of that is going to carry over into this arc but also I'm thinking this go-round is also going to be a bit more emotional and humbling. I've been a fan of Kyle Starks for a while now. He does crazy, wackiness better than anyone else, but I'm glad to see him adding some new elements to his work. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 7, 2017

    Action packed and heartfelt. Bring on more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Nov 9, 2017

    Starks and Schweizer pull together lore from several places and mash it up into a series that's fun, rewarding, and enlightening. It really pushes the idea that everyone deserves more than a first glance judgement. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Nov 9, 2017

    Almost a "Book of the Week" contender, if not for the "oh let's make an object have paranormal powers" trope that Starks is dipping his toe in. Read Full Review

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