Defenders #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 24
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

• The Punisher strikes! With the mean streets of Marvel more dangerous than ever, what could possibly make Frank Castle turn on his fellow vigilantes? Don't they all want the same thing?
•  Another dangerous chapter of the hottest new team in all of comics!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Sep 14, 2017

    With Frank Castle injured and in the wind and Diamondback planning his next move. I look forward to seeing where all this will lead in issue 7 when it released next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Sep 14, 2017

    All in all, Defenders #5 continues the pace and tone of this great new series, and it shows no signs of slowing down yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 13, 2017

    Gorgeously rendered with great character work though there are two scenes that seem long or pointless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Donald Hudec Sep 23, 2017

    This is a character building issue. While it mostly sets the stage for whats to come next, it still gives us a ton of action along with the information. Bendis continues to show his tremendous grasp on the street level Marvel characters and their diverse, complex personalities. In short, this book is awesome and I hope youll all pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2017

    Coming from the high that was The Defenders #4, this issue feels a bit underwhelming in comparison. The overarching plot is beginning to meander as Brian Bendis and David Marquez put Diamondback back into play immediately after his defeat last month. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 14, 2017

    Overall The Defenders #5 is not a bad issue it just serves to push the story along. While it might read better in the trade format, for a single issue it is kind of a disappointment. The art does save the book as Marquez and Ponsor do a fantastic job on every single page and panel of this series. The rougher styling Marquez employs in this issue looks wonderful and he continues to impress with each Issue. The Defendershas been a great series so far so this is nothing more than a minor hiccup and I am still very excited to see where it is going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Gage Parker Oct 29, 2017

    This issue definitely did a lot to further the overall storyline. The plot continues to thicken! Read Full Review

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