Infinity Wars #5

Event\Storyline: Infinity Wars Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 28
6.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Introducing... Loki's Cosmic Avengers!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Brian Clements Nov 7, 2018

    As much as Infinity Wars has been a major leap forward in storytelling and universe-building for Marvel, issue 5 takes things to a new level, reaching back into not only the history of the brand, but the personal history of one of its most intriguing characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Nov 11, 2018

    Whether you choose to follow the mashed-up hero tie-in issues or not, Infinity Wars is an absolute blast addition to Marvels alternate cosmic stories exploring different paths as certain measures are applied by each character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Nov 7, 2018

    INFINITY WARS #5 is a fun and explosive epic that can be enjoyed regardless of your cosmic Marvel cred. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 9, 2018

    Duggan has kept readers on their toes, but it's starting to feel like diminishing returns as Infinity Wars heads to its conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 11, 2018

    Until they put the focus on hiring the best comic book writers available (as they did during the Marvel Knights line that hit 20 years ago), they're going to continue to drive readers away. We're here to be entertained, not insulted. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 7, 2018

    Even as it threatens to unmake most of reality, Infinity Wars never delivers a consistent purpose as it winds its way towards whatever sort of arrangement will compose its finale. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 8, 2018

    Infinity Wars #5 is such a massive disappointment. Gerry Duggan has failed to deliver on a massive scope that is expected from an event involving the Infinity Stones. The lack of character development for both the protagonists and antagonists of this story has hurt the impact of what should be major moments in Marvel's history. With only one issue left in Infinity Wars I highly doubt things will be turned around. I hope that I'm wrong about that but fear that I'm not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    This was good but a little bit fragmenty at times for my tastes.

  • 9.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 9, 2018

    I'm still enjoying this event. I honestly don't get the complaints that this story is hard to follow. I've managed to do so just fine, and even the twist here works if you've been paying attention to Loki's arc. It seems like the GotG are going to come back into play in the final act. I liked the revisit to Drax's origins. And a lot of the humor lands. I still really enjoy this story, in all its incarnations, whether it'd be All-New Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity Countdown or Infinity Wars. Critics saying that this event has failed to deliver the proper scope and scale of the ideas presented are wrong, since it's that scope and scale that seems to be throwing people off. This is a multiversal calamity, of course the focus and protagonist more

  • 8.5
    Alloy Press Jun 17, 2020

    When you see what the story is it's actually pretty cool. But Duggan does a terrible job not only keeping you engaged but panning out his own story. It's unnecessarily confusing and all over the place. Despite that I like Gamora and the teams going up against her. Too bad this misses the mark so badly cause it could have been really cool. Still one of the better issues with some great action sequences. Art was on another level in this issue!

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Nov 9, 2018

    This is definitely better than the last chapter. A bit more cohesive but still lacking so many details and information as to what's going on for me to care about. I mean we know what's happening. It's not complicated but why do i care about the story? I loved GOTG book and i'm still here because of it but new readers won't have that background. Great mashups of characters which are maybe the strength of this event are also the weak links because we don't have enough info and development on them. I give it an 8 because i did enjoy Duggan's humor in many parts of the story. But man was this a great idea that wasn't well delivered.
    Deodato Jr. and Martin are pros at this and their art is great but still some details in the story could be more

  • 8.0
    SpiderKnight Nov 10, 2018


    Infinity Wars #5
    a) Writing/Script= 7.4/10 (G. Duggan)
    b) Art= 8.0/10 (Mike Deodato)
    c) Colours= 8.5/10 (Frank Martin)

    Average= 7.97/10

    This was the best issue of this series since Infinity Wars: Prime #1. I seriously enjoyed this issue. The pacing was soo good and there were lots of action in this issue. Some of the questions i had from the previous books are now answered. For example, i didnt know how could the Power stone be able to separate a being into two. Now Loki explains that the Infinity stones work differently in the Soul World. So that is cleared up.

    This issue had lots of reveals, twist and turns. I was fully engaged. This event is starting to make more sense n more

  • 6.0
    Afre Nov 7, 2018

    It's not that bad as the last one. Writing on Emma and other Cosmic Avengers is good. Art is mixed back.

    The twist is okay-ish?

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Nov 9, 2018

    Hello ... Marvel ... We have a big problem.
    A empty story with some minor good idea, a display of violence, some really bad entrance (Moondragon & Phyla have the worst there is).
    The explaining is confuse and we have a hard time too follow what loki did. And for what, go to a place where the stones are useless ... Damn what a joke. Even if the Flying hulk make me smile !

    Cover - I follow the connecting variant. This time the character on the cover are important in the story, so I let a pass for the link to what I read. 2/2
    Writing - I think we lost a writer there ! 1/3
    Arts - Even deodato disappoint me. Oh yeah it's fantastic, I will never master is art. But damn for this part is very hard to follow and unders more

  • 4.5
    CrazyforRAMU May 21, 2019

    Loki's new set of Stones is half 616 and half Warp World. His pickpocketing gets him the 3 616 stones taken from Gamora and the 2 WW Stones he gave to Ms. Marvel and Ant-Man, and with his WW Soul Stone, they make a no-duplicates set. (And Gamora still has 3?) Considering how much sweat went into setting that up, I'm amazed that this issue's script is so subtle about it. Perhaps it'll become crucial in #6? I'm thinking his multiversal mix of Stones might be how he broke through the Quarry where Gamora could not.

  • 1.0
    Jon Comics Nov 18, 2018

    Still awful. Irrelevant, disjointed, terrible characterization, characters thrown together for no reason, unfocused. The only thing that gives some dignity to this story is Mike Deodato, as bad a fit as his style is for this. Shame on me for not jumping ship. Has to be one of the worst comics of the year.

  • 9.5
    CesarCastanha Nov 12, 2018

  • 8.5
    EdNothIng Nov 18, 2019

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Nov 10, 2018

  • 8.0
    RC Adamiec Nov 17, 2018

  • 7.5
    Odisseia Cultural Nov 7, 2018

  • 7.5
    Grifter Nov 8, 2018

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Nov 10, 2018

  • 7.5
    iPodwithnomusic Dec 27, 2018

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Apr 13, 2020

  • 7.0
    Jorge Mendes Nov 7, 2018

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 7, 2018

  • 7.0
    Titanium Nov 14, 2018

  • 7.0
    matmene Jan 1, 2019

  • 6.5

  • 6.5
    jmprados Nov 28, 2018

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas May 8, 2019

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Nov 9, 2018

  • 6.0
    Dorival Nov 9, 2018

  • 1.0
    Marveltruth101 Nov 15, 2018

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