We Stand On Guard #5

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Steve Skroce Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The bloodiest battle yet.

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Nov 6, 2015

    But nonetheless, We Stand On Guard #5 is one of the best penultimate chapters this year. Brian and Steve never rest their respective artistic laurels and maintain the kind of artistic integrity and professionalism they are truly known for. The finale is fast approaching, and the teaser and the cover art are the encapsulations of what is the true power of hope and determination possess. In short, GO CANADA!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Nov 6, 2015

    Brian K. Vaughan lets us revel in the satisfaction that comes from the first moments of the underdog rebels' counter-attack, as Amber Roos &Co. decide to go toe to toe with the American forces that have been tracking them from the start. He finally lets us breathe,showing us signs of hope for the crew we've come to care about. He shows us a glimpse of heroic reckoning and retribution (I think it's important to point out that the last page forced my fist to pump and an audible "YEAH" to fly from my mouth). But most of all, he walks us through the narrative we've seen a million times before, and this time he manages to make us care more than ever. We Stand On Guard is playing out better than Sly, Arnold, or JCVD could ever have imagined. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Nov 7, 2015

    The art continues to be great, Steve Skroce continues to astonish with various splash pages that pump the breaks on the fast pacing and lets you admire what is happening and the full scale of the whole thing. This is a great issue that both delivers in action on is own, yet sets up the stage on the last issue of We Stand on Guard. This is a series that worked very well with the monthly wait for the next issue, so if you can run down to LCS and get this comic and its previous issue, please do and join me as we wait with bated breath for the grand finale of We Stand on Guard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fox Force Five News - Keven Skinner Nov 9, 2015

    We Stand on Guard has been a blast. It wasn't necessarily what I expected after the debut issue, but that's not a bad thing per-say, it's just “different”. The tone, the pacing, the actual battles themselves have all been unique when compared to any other book on shelves right now. Skroce's art is definitely the standout factor here and the look of this comic is brilliant, hearkening back to a style of work from the likes of Geof Darrow. I don't know how this series will conclude but it won't be pretty and for that – I'm thankful. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Nov 6, 2015

    Overall, this one felt like that rebuilding season when your team didn't make any trades and you wondered what was the point. You can always count on Vaughan's clever dialogue and Skroce's art " especially the wide landscapes and shockingly sudden violence " so I wouldn't call this comic bad by any means. It falls short of expectations though, hopefully only to knock us out in the grand finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 9, 2015

    "We Stand on Guard" #5 is a good book, but it feels like it's never quite getting to the point of great. Maybe, if it had been setup for a longer stretch of issues, Vaughan would have felt he had the room to make this feel a bit more robust. Instead, the book moves forward well enough, but the hints of potential there are almost frustrating because you see how much more engrossing it could have become. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 5, 2015

    We Stand On Guard is a baffling book. It's smartly written, gorgeously illustrated and yet, somehow empty. Read Full Review

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