Severed #5

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Attila Futaki Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"The Road Beckons"
In 1916, a boy runs away from home in search of his father. But along the way he meets a salesman with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (Percy Jackson) are back with 2011's most terrifying horror series. SEVERED.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 18, 2011

    Well, this creative team has made it so I don't let my child talk to strangers. Screw that guy with the Salvation Army bucket and his bell. Dude could be a cannibal for all we know. Seriously, this is an outstanding comic book (and series). Can't think of the last time such a sense of dread filled every page. It'd make a great movie too (hopefully some producers are hovering with option checks). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 17, 2011

    This issue beefs up the suspense of this story. Jack makes a discovery that seems like it is going to tip the balance of the story in such a manner that the entire world around Jack will come crashing down. With two issues left, there is no doubt that there's a whole lot more surprises, suspense, and gore to yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 17, 2011

    Severed is one of those books that I could have easily dropped after the first issue. I wasn't sold on the idea and I wasn't sure I wanted to hang around for six more issues. The payoff came in issue number four. This issue keeps me on my toes from cover to cover which means the series is definitely paying off. If you like suspense and horror then this is the series for you. I can't wait to see how Snyder ends this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Dec 22, 2011

    Tragically, such stories of child abuse and victimization are too familiar these days for those of us keeping an eye on the news. In Severed, Snyder, Tuft and Futaki turn over the rock to expose that twisted underside of our society. Their work echoes the cry of current events in a manner that -- without becoming exploitative -- hauntingly reveals a dark truth about our world. Evil assuredly exists, and we'd do best not to trifle with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Dec 14, 2011

    Severed continues to provide a reading experience that the comics market has desperately needed for a long time. I can't wait to see what comes of this month's final page and just how Jack plans on making it out alive. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Dec 20, 2011

    I got horror blue balls from this book. That's the same sensation when you getjazzed about a Stephen King story but find out that it's about a woman on anemotional journey and not about a giant spider from space fucking people up inthe sewers of Derry. Read Full Review

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