Sabretooth #5

Writer: Victor LaValle Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 6, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

...but how? Sabretooth has changed Krakoa but has Krakoa changed him? No one gets away clean in this story. And maybe there are fates even worse than the Pit.

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 11, 2022

    The first portion of this story has come to an end as Sabretooth begins the next part of his journey, and those that were placed in hell alongside him have to follow their own new path that is still tied to the man that plagued them. An emotional and thought-provoking conclusion to this series that has taken a deep dive into Krakoa but also the systems that we deal with on a daily basis and just life itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 6, 2022

    It's clear that Sabretooth was just the beginning of a much larger chapter in Krakoa's history and the entire X-line is bound to be made better for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 4, 2022

    Sabretooth continues to surprise as it pushes its plot forward in new and exciting ways. In just five issues this series has been a prison narrative, a heist-style escape, and now something entirely different. All the while it exhibits compelling ideas about the human condition. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 16, 2022

    Sabretooth #5 isn't as cerebral as some of the other issues, but it's still a fine comic. LaValle, Kirk, Beredo, and Petit have created an outstanding miniseries that set up the next chapter in Sabretooth and his fellow prisoners' lives expertly. It's not as great as the previous issues, but it's a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Jul 4, 2022

    Sabretooth #5's purpose is obviously to set up the next chapter for Sabretooth and the other exiles from the Pit, which certainly makes this issue feel out of place at times. Nevertheless, it still provides some entertainment even if filled with many more questions than answers. If anything, the ending will definitely have you excited for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 7, 2022

    The weakness is in its effort to set up the follow-up story. Its already been reported that Marvel has more plans for Sabretooth, and the building blocks for that story are evident throughout this issue. While LaValle doesnt linger on them too much, it does create a cliffhanger feel that leaves the final pages feeling underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 6, 2022

    Bits and PiecesSabretooth #5 is a frustrating finale for a series with so much potential. The big action happens off-panel, the pieces of the escape we do see are dialog heavy and packed with unanswered hints about the future, and this all appears to be a setup for another series coming later. Such a waste. Read Full Review

  • 10
    trusake Sep 12, 2022

    Great mini-series all around. And I'm so glad to see a character that has always been the bad guy, remain a bad guy. Nowadays they all make amends, e.g. Apocalypse, Magneto, Juggernaut... I mean, I'm all for finding new ways to tell a story, but some classic characters you leave alone.
    I'm also glad to see Sabretooth's story will continue with another mini-series, which I'm sure to collect.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 6, 2023

    This is a good comic, but not at all the good comic I was expecting. I thought the creators would go for the complete wrap-up; instead they're furiously laying track for a sequel.

    And I *want* to read that sequel.

    The art, as in the last issue, is a little chunky and short of detail for my taste. But it's still a strong tool for visual storytelling. The story (plot and characterization) gets a bit messy as it tackles both resolution and foreshadowing; some of the loose plot threads get tied off with a line or two when I'd like to see them get pages or whole issues of their own. And the prose is terrific. It's terse, economical, but those words are picked for maximum impact. There are some magnificent lines in here. more

  • 7.5
    KittyNone Jul 7, 2022

    As the end of the series (miniseries? Marvel is so opaque about this stuff there's little meaningful distinction) it's a little anticlimactic after the heights the middle part reached — but of course it's just setting up a relaunch. Given that the relaunch continuations of this era — Legion of and Knights of X — have been underwhelming I'm pretty exhausted with this strategy.

    Still, taken on its own merits it's perfectly OK. The payoff of Sabretooth's plans is satisfying, the missing pit residents finally enter the story, and of course Leonard Kirk has never drawn a bad page in his life. Still, even on its own terms it doesn't reach the heights of issue 4, and the weird release schedule only serves to emphasize that.

  • 5.0
    pizzamain Jul 7, 2022

    it's really cool that you have to read 21 other runs to know what one story is doing

  • 10
    Julian Keller Jul 6, 2022

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    Bruno Mael Jul 6, 2022

  • 9.5
    Radar Aug 8, 2022

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Mar 17, 2023

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 6, 2023

  • 7.5
    Spanish Morlock Jul 25, 2022

  • 7.5
    Swanktub Jul 9, 2022

  • 7.0
    Drasek83 Feb 14, 2023

  • 7.0
    K-23 Oct 18, 2022

  • 7.0
    ed1138 Jul 7, 2022

  • 6.5
    Onomatopoeia Jul 7, 2022

  • 6.0
    Soos X Jul 7, 2022

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