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Madrox #5

Writer: Peter David Artist: Pablo Raimondi Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 22, 2005

    Most interesting: David puts the definitive spin on Madroxs allies Rahne and Guido, yes, better than Claremonts recent attempts. Like Jamie, theyre talented people who dont quite fit in anywhere else. Their dialogue is funny. In fact dialogue has been a great strength of this series. As in any good film noir, everyone converses quickly and often. Things only slow down for dramatic effect, as when Jamie turns the tables on his ex-girlfriend and her mobster allies. Ive got nothing against a femme fatale introduced for that purpose. Sheila may not stack up to Bridget OShaughnessy in looks or style, but Jamie does a dead-on Bogie homage as the series winds down to a typically witty, action-filled conclusion. Great pulpy cover by David Lloyd, too, which perfectly captures the goofy wittiness of the series. More please! Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 3, 2005

    While the cover looks a bit unfinished, I did enjoyed the theme of the image, even if it didn't really reflect the story we get inside. As for the interior art, I have to say Pablo Raimondi's work has become more impressive by the issue as he delivers a highly expressive style that also does a pretty fair job of conveying the action. From the visual comedy of the scene where we see a trapped Jamie reacts to the unmasking of the true villain before he quickly covers up his surprise, to the wonderfully disgusting sequence where the true villain sheds their skin and reveals their true form, the art does a wonderful job of delivering the story. There's also some nice work on the scene where the woman bursts into flames, and the scene where Jamie plays the stone cold killer was cleverly presented by the art, as there was a brief moment where it had me believing Jamie had actually done the dirty deed. Read Full Review

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