Dark Ages #5

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Iban Coello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 35
7.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Spider-Man joins Doctor Doom, the X-Men, the Inhumans, the Avengers and what's left of the Fantastic Four on a rescue mission across a continent ruled by a madman. But they could be too late. The dictator of Europe has heroes and villains by his side, and the unthinkable is now in motion. Apocalypse could tear the world apart.
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Feb 24, 2022

    This is one of those stories that is filled to the brim with hope, and horror, action and heart. I can't get enough of this team's work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 23, 2022

    Coello has a wonderful art style and it is perfect for this series. I love the detailed characters and the expressive nature of their interactions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 23, 2022

    Dark Ages #5sets the stage for an epic confrontation between the Marvel Universe's heroes and Apocalypse's forces, and continues to upend the post-apocalyptic genre with both its story and its art. Though this may be Taylor's final Marvel story for a while, he's going out with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 26, 2022

    Dark Ages #5 is a great example of controlled escalation. Even though there is now only one issue left in the Dark Ages story it doesn't feel like we are rushing to that end. Tom Taylor and Iban Coello are very much in control of this story as they are building the narrative around Apocalypse being the greatest threat possible. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Feb 23, 2022

    Final Thoughts:Marvels Dark Ages #5 by Tom Taylor was not the best issue in the series. Yes, this is the second to last issue in the miniseries, so they are planning on going out with a bang. There were some lovable moments (shoutout to Deadpool) coupled with the cringe moments (Dr. Doom giving parenting advice). Overall, I would skip this issue. The plot half steps throughout #5 and leaves something to be desired. However, I have read a lot of Tom Taylor in the past, and I am confident that this series will end on a high note! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 23, 2022

    Individual elements of the series work; Taylor has an excellent grasp on Deadpool's sense of humor and knows how to hit familiar high notes within the Marvel canon. Yet the juxtaposition of these dire stories against splashes with children leaping ahead (into battle) and jokes played out against supposedly terrifying threats undermine the entire ordeal Read Full Review

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