A-Force #5

A-Force #5

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Ben Caldwell Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

"Rage, Rage Against The Dying Of The Light" STARTS NOW!
•  When a massive dragon attacks a small coastal town, SHE-HULK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, MEDUSA, DAZZLER, NICO MINORU, and SINGULARITY spring into action. But this dragon is more than she seems and has her sights set on more than just one small town. In fact, she's got her sights set on one of A-FORCE.
•  Meanwhile, Dazzler's got a big secret and the strangest ally ever is going to help them in this fight... or maybe try to arrest them.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 6, 2016

    Starting with this issue, A-Force as a series feels like its going to develop a new personality and place among the rest of Marvels line. Thompson, Caldwell, and Herring shine, their work a wonderful synthesis of humor and artistic flair. Issue #5 was a great start to a new arc which gives me hope for the series as it moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light May 5, 2016

    As expected, Thompson delivers the characterization and female relationships that you're looking for, drawing the team closer together even as they reveal all the secrets they're keeping from each other. This is a fun read that doesn't disappoint. You'd be hard pressed to find a better comic for your money. I recommend you get in on this before the plot gets any deeper, you don't want to miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 5, 2016

    If "A-Force" #5 is any indication, the series is in good hands. Thompson, Caldwell and Herring's first issue together is fun and exciting, even as there are strong character and plot hooks to keep readers coming back for more. I'm firmly on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato May 7, 2016

    Overall, I really enjoyed this issue and the start of the new story arc. I have been a fan of this book since Secret Wars, and it has not disappointed becoming an ongoing title. The assembled team is a great cast of characters; strong personalities learning to work together and along the way, becoming friends. The writing is on point, giving us doses of humour and sarcasm, but also showing us that these heroes are confident, competent women who aren't going to back away from a challenge. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    supercoolyeah May 4, 2016

    The art of Caldwell and the coloring of Herring has to be commended. It makes this issue even more livelier. Thompson's story is pretty cool. I love how she gives each lady their unique voice. The new enemy is pretty sweet too can't wait to see what happens with that.

  • 6.0
    Joe May 14, 2016

    This comic suddenly took a nose-dive into garbage. After a decent opening arc under the talented pen of G. Willow Wilson, suddenly we get an obnoxiously juvenile thing. The characters don't feel like superheroes, they feel like a bunch of teenagers, no grown woman says "Barf" out loud as an exclamation of disgust. The art isn't terrible, the dragon has a decent design, and the characters look ok, but it annoys me so much that yet another Marvel Comic book has been twisted into some blandly boring thing built to pander to a bunch of teenage and college-age girls who barely even read Superhero comics beyond complaining about variant covers. There are a few decent character moments and even a decent cliffhanger, so I'm going to give this book ONE more shot, but if it does something this terrible again, I will no longer waste my money on it. EDIT: upped the score a little bit, I thought about it a little more and realized that while the first half of this book is pretty terrible, the second half has rather decent character moments and a very interesting cliffhanger.

  • 9.5
    Zumba May 7, 2016

  • 9.0
    Juanpk26 May 8, 2016

  • 8.5
    Destraction May 5, 2016

  • 7.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly May 11, 2016

  • 6.5
    bucswin611 May 10, 2017

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