All-New Inhumans #5

Writer: James Asmus Artist: Andre Araujo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 9
6.8Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

Crystal and her crew head to China to uncover the truth about the mysterious monoliths known as Skyspears. And lending a hand is none other than The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
Rated T+

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 17, 2016

    James Asmus takes over sole scripting duties with All-New Inhumans' latest arc, and it's not long before his comedic impact is felt. Whereas the first arc felt a bit bogged down by drawn out politics and needless asides, issue #5 is noticeably lighter in tone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Mar 18, 2016

    The All-New Inhumans are a more edgy team of Inhumans consisting of a very jaded leader (Crystal), the tough teacher in a wheel chair (Gorgon), an animalistic ops team leader (Naja) and a team of new and old students. It looks to me to be so similar to Jean Grey, Charles Xavier and Wolverine with new bodies, a few new abilities and new style but the same concept. Like in the Agents of SHIELD television show where Inhumans are essentially filling the role of mutants since they don't have the rights to use mutants on the series, it appears that this is Marvel's way of mirroring that and having Inhumans step into a more “mutant like” role on the comics pages as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 21, 2016

    All-New Inhumans #5 might not gel together completely, but there is still a lot of fun to be had with Attilan's team of ambassadors. By making this fifth issue a solid jumping-on point and anchoring it with solid character work and an accessible plot, James Asmus, Andre Lima Araujo and Andres Mossa have turned what could have been a dry look at superhero politics into a rollicking lesson in aggressive negotiations, starring some of Marvel's newest bit players. We still might not be any closer to understanding the skyspears or why they have shown up now, at this turbulent time in Inhuman history but if this fifth issue is any indication, solving this mystery will be a fun ride regardless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Apr 4, 2016

    The course of All-New Inhumans #5 isn't to provide so much of value that missteps like these contorted faces can be easily overlooked, but that they call into question why to read the comic in the first place. The appearance of Spider-Man and plot points on weaponization provide footholds to an ongoing plot with some merit and visual charm, but none of it distinguishes All-New Inhumans in any marked way. The most interesting concept in the entire comic, the Skyspears, is a lesser version of something currently being published at Image Comics. If there is really a call for Inhumans stories, then fans could expect worse than this, but that's assuming there was ever a call to begin with. Read Full Review

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