Rocket Girl #5

Rocket Girl #5

Writer: Brandon Montclare Artist: Amy Reeder Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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The hard-hitting conclusion to the first story arc! Teen time-cop DaYoung Johansson uncovers a thing or two about both New York Cities, the connection between past and future, and the secrets that people don't even know they keep. Growing up is hard to do-and sometimes it proves to be impossible.
"With its verve, underplayed humor and electric visuals, ROCKET GIRL#1 is one of the strongest debuts of 2013" -CBR

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado May 20, 2014

    While the ending of Rocket Girl leaves a tad to be desired, it's still better than most of the stuff out there. And you need to support this creative team today. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Sep 14, 2014

    SUMMARYRocket Girl #5 is a satisfying conclusion to the first story arc in terms of establishing the characters, an engrossing situation that's highly entertaining, and creating a strong desire for future story lines in this world. The premise of a teenage cop from a world where things are viewed in black and white terms to the past, namely 1986 NYC where practically nothing is in black and white, works extremely well. However the impact on 1986 NYC has been more enjoyable than any influence on the future timestream due to the lack of any answers about the future other than the Hawkcycles sent back, which doesn't necessarily mean anything was changed. But there are many things to enjoy on this ride, and the amazing artwork, which has been consistent throughout, is alone worth the price of admission. And Rocket Girl is definitely a series worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge May 21, 2014

    Rocket Girl isnt going to be a series for everyone. Its subject matter and characters simply arent intended to hit off with every reader, but if youre into this series then Id say this issue is as good an indication as any that this will be a book to look forward to every time it hits stands. Theres always something to be said about a comic that possesses phenomenally constructed art work so this series has that going for it too. What isnt clear is whether this book can sustain sales enough to keep it afloat long-term. Oh, and did I forget to mention how rad it is to have a comic with an independent, capable and unabashedly female lead character that isnt a massive set of walking breasts? Well now I have. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 26, 2014

    Going forward, there's no denying that "Rocket Girl" needs to move its plotting out of extended chase scenes and into expanded world view to be a success. However, it's got so much going for it, and Issue #5 feels like a strong move in the right direction, so I'm excited to see where Issue #6 will take the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Jun 5, 2014

    This arc ended on a really strong note and the heroic themes shine. The art is dynamic and gorgeous as always. I'm going to pick up #6 for sure.

  • 7.5
    Master Destructo Aug 15, 2014

    I was hoping for a bit more with the end of the first arc. There's not a lot to grab onto at the moment plot-wise. Reeder's depiction of action and expression continues to be laudable. She has a really nice line. There was one scene that confused me a bit. When the kid cops of 2013 saw something significant that stopped them in their tracks, and then we see from behind them in the direction they're looking...what was I supposed to see there? Anything? If I was supposed to see something of importance, I failed to realize what it was. And if I wasn't meant to see what they're seeing, I would've thought just the shot of their surprised faces would be enough for that beat. The extra shot from behind them made me stop and look for a couple minutes trying to figure out what was going on. Anyway, I'm on board with the next arc, but I hope interesting things start to happen and that I'm able to make sense of the plot a little better.

  • 8.0
    Aegis Jun 2, 2015

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