Iceman #5

Writer: Sina Grace Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• Doing everything he can to avoid having a heart-to-heart with his parents, ICEMAN dives into super hero work. But he knows the approach of the truth is unstoppable...
•  Luckily for Bobby Drake, there's another unstoppable force barreling toward him: THE JUGGERNAUT has returned!
•  But this is one alibi that might just be a death sentence!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Sep 6, 2017

    Honestly, this issue strikes a wonderful balance between bombastic and intimate, and the team have put together a stunning issue, a vital and important new entry in the growing lexicon of LGBTQ+ representation and understanding in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 8, 2017

    This is one of the most socially relevant comics Ive read in some time. As yet another straight, white, cis, male maybe Im not qualified to say this, but Joe Glasssglowing reviewallows me to feel confident in saying that this is a skillful encapsulation of the struggles of a LGBTQ+ youth having to struggle with their traditionalist parents. This comic deserves to be supported. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Cesena Sep 9, 2017

    I've gotten spoiled with Kevin Wada's covers and he is missed this issue. however, I'm familiar with this issue's cover artist Marco D'Alfonso's work and would have loved it if he had full art duties this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 6, 2017

    Iceman #5 marks a turning point for Bobby for too many reasons. His family, his powers, and his life in general are put on display with an emotional intensity appropriate to the character, giving life to a conversation many people have had with their loved ones in a journey toward authenticity. I appreciate how everything was unpacked, the fact that much of this issue was a par for the course type of storytelling but without being contrived or empty. Bobby has some truly great moments and none of them are easily or simply reduced to common denominator narratives. Ive wanted things to look up for Bobby and if this issue is any indication, I think things are heading in a great direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 6, 2017

    Iceman#5 is a powerful, cathartic end to the first arc of the comic and showed me that I'm not alone… Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Sep 6, 2017

    This issue has some faults, but it's still great. This conversation between Bobby and his parents has been a long time coming, and the creators don't rush through it. Instead, the reader gets to inhabit Bobby's world and feel the story's emotional impact head-on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 9, 2017

    Iceman is a great comic for personal drama, and this issue really ties together the main character's personal life with his superhero life. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 6, 2017

    It's a shame the artwork in this issue isn't stronger, because otherwise Iceman #5 is a strong finish to the series' first arc. It dabbles in well-worn tropes but executes them in an effective way, as writer Sina Grace cuts to the heart of Bobby Drake's personal struggles. We've seen him confront his insecurities many times over the years, but finally there's a sense that Bobby is moving forward and embracing a brighter future. Read Full Review

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