A-Force #5

A-Force #5

Writer: G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Jorge Molina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• The EXPLOSIVE finale to the first adventure of Marvel's mightiest team of Avengers: A-FORCE!
•  Though She-Hulk and her team have unmasked the traitor in their midst, the villain won't rest until their utopian island is RAZED.
•  As the horrors of Battleworld bear down on Arcadia, what sacrifices will the members of A-Force make to save their home...and each other?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 14, 2015

    I hate that Marguerite Bennett is leaving, but, as Ive stated before, the A-Force banner is in good hands with G. Willow Wilson. I look forward to what awaits me in December (and theres no way youre going to convince me this series isnt my very special graduation and birthday present). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Oct 16, 2015

    Overall, this is a great comic series. It has a concise plot arc and the art fits each action perfectly. It is both action packed and emotional. While it is clear that a point about an all-women's team is being made, that is never taken too seriously. Practically every issue has a tongue-in-cheek reference to the woman-centered nature of the island and the plot, always keeping the reader in on the joke. It is accessible, fun, but not frivolous. If you're looking for an on-ramp to comics and the All-New, All-Different Marvel, it doesn't get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Eve Oct 18, 2015

    A-Force #5 is a satisfying ending to one of the best Secret Wars mini-comics Marvel has published, with powerful emotional beats ranging from fear to triumph to defeat to victory to grief to hope, and it serves as an emotionally satisfying conclusion to a story I'm excited to see more of when it relaunches in December. It's a great send-off for Bennett, who will not be with the comic when it returns, but Wilson and Bennett have proved to be a fantastic and versatile writing team with this book. I never did get to see the A-Force ladies going off to dethrone Doom like I wanted, but seeing so many beloved and often forgotten heroines in issue #5's incredibly well-crafted and realized battle against the zombies was absolutely worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Oct 15, 2015

    It feels like it's been a long time coming with many of the secret wars tie ins ending, but what sets this ending apart is that it also feels wonderfully like a new beginning. The creative team manages to allow the feeling of sadness of the end with the characters almost being overwhelmed, but underneath it all is still the hope that when the whole Secret Wars ordeal is finally at an end this team is one that will be coming out on the other side. We currently have no sense of whether or not the characters of this book will even remember the lives that they led on Arcadia or if it will all just be folded in, but the creative team has been very careful to make sure that for the reader at the very least this first arc of A-Force is completely unforgettable. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Oct 14, 2015

    If you want to try something new, think Secret Wars is boring or ever had a place or time that you cared about I suggest you give A-Force a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Jamie Rice Oct 15, 2015

    On the whole, A-FORCE, as I have admitted previously, didn't live up to the hype, but that doesn't mean this series didn't have noble goals and that doesn't mean that they won't work out the kinks for the new arc that are going to start in All-New All-Different Marvel. Overall, A-FORCE ain't perfect, but it has noble goals and a strong heart that you have to admire at the end of the day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 14, 2015

    Overall, in spite of my minor niggles, A-Force stands as one of the most enjoyable Secret Wars series that Ive had the pleasure of reading, and I cant wait for the ongoing series to still come. Its a little disappointing that Bennett wont be returning for volume two, but I have no doubt that the series will continue to flourish in Wilsons capable hands. Definitely one to pick up the trade of, if you happen to have missed out on the single issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Oct 17, 2015

    Sorry, everyone, but this is just bland. There's nothing here to latch onto except a Where's Waldo-style game to catch a cameo of your favorite hero as a zombie horde descends into the land of Arcadia. It's all wrapped up without any real effort by a complete cypher that's meant to be the heart of the series, and we're supposed to celebrate this? Read Full Review

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