Beta Ray Bill #5

Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 48
9.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Beta Ray Bill and his allies must fight the ultimate battle against Surtur, the fire god responsible for the destruction of Bill's home planet! It's going to take an eminent amount of power to defeat this foe! But with his goals in sight, is Bill ready to pay the cost required to return to his former self?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 27, 2021

    Bit and PiecesI can't say enough good things about this series, and I'm looking forward to see what Marvel can do with Daniel Warren Johnson next. Beta Ray Bill is the best thing I've read in years, and the entire creative team should be proud. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jul 29, 2021

    This has been a breath of fresh air in the world of stuffy Marvel comics, normally crammed with multiple plot points and devices. A simple quest plot with a limited entourage has helped the title keep the reader's interest. The balance of humanity and humour was pitch-perfect leaving me feeling satisfied and not complaining about lost plots or nonsensical characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 31, 2021

    Beta Ray Bill is the superhero comic of the year, by far. This series has been great from start to this finish, ending with the sort of final battle that other comics and movies wish they could pull off. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 30, 2021

    This is a pretty complete story. Johnston is the real deal and nails this story perfectly. He is very talented. I can't wait to see what he creates next. I will certainly be there for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 29, 2021

    Beta Ray Bill #5 is a glorious finale filled with wrestling holds, airbrush on the side of your van-worthy splashes, and some heart and friendship too as Bill's quest comes to a satisfying close. Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer helped me fall in love with a character that I wasn't super familiar with and also demonstrate how sound effects and the use of color can help turn a fight scene into a story. I look forward to their next project, Marvel or otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 28, 2021

    If there is no more to come in this story, Beta Ray Bill will remain an outstanding piece of spectacle with some of the best pages produced at Marvel Comics in 2021. However, readers will likely be left hoping Johnson plans to continue Beta Ray's story as issue #5 ends with an interlude rather than a conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 26, 2021

    Beta Ray Bill #5 ends in such a way that you'll be dying to know what character Daniel Warren Johnson will tackle next. The impact of Johnson's art and take on this character -- and Wonder Woman last year -- is resoundingly obvious. This ending certainly is fitting and satisfying in its own right, but Johnson leaves the character in a place where much more could be told. For that reason, this is a great finale, especially if you like beat 'em up action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 3, 2021

    It's not going to be to everyone's liking, but it's a very specific, very stylized kind of comic that we don't get a lot of in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

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