The Scumbag #5

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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"JAZZ APPLE ARMAGEDDON," Conclusion-Ernie discovers that the world is full of bad people doing bad things, but can he ditch a lifelong apolitical lifestyle and help the good guys win, or will he continue to be an apathetic, self-serving scumbag?

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 26, 2021

    This is hands down my favorite issue of the series thus far. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 24, 2021

    Wes Craig delivers some great, energetic art throughout the issue. There are some great character moments and the energy of the story is reflected in the art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 24, 2021

    They did it"these mad lads finally did it. Five issues in, and they actually give Agent Scumbag even the slightest sliver of likability. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 24, 2021

    Ernie's gradual awakening into being something more than a selfish piece of human garbage has been a bit of a struggle. Early-on in the series, he's come across as the kind of comic relief he's meant to be evolving from, but the fifth issue has him coming to a deeper understanding of the nature of the world, and he's beginning to meet some of his potential. The fifth issue in the series manages a really sharp balance between drama, action, comedy, and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 24, 2021

    If you are into something really really different and you like uncomfortable clashes, this is your book. You'll laugh and wince and roll your eyes. Get in on the ground floor of Scumbag! If you want to catch up, be on the lookout for the trade paperback Cocaine Finger. That tells you all you need to know right there! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Feb 23, 2021

    A great conclusion to the first chapter whilst leaving plenty of unanswered questions to keep readers coming back next month. Ernie is a terrible human being but is slowly winning me over and fans of an underdog tale will enjoy this series. It's James Bond meets XXX meets Trainspotting which seems like a crazy blend but it's really working. Read Full Review

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