The Thing #5

Writer: Walter Mosley Artist: Tom Reilly Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 9
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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  • 9.0 - Adam Barnhardt Mar 2, 2022

    Now that this story has found its footing, The Thing #5 is allowed to breathe and the end results are incredible. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Mar 2, 2022

    The Thing #5 is a clobbering good time and sets up a conclusion with a team-up that you would never expect! Clobber first, ask questions later! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 2, 2022

    Final ThoughtsThere are no words to adequately capture the tomfoolery going on in The Thing #5. You get a lot of answers to mysterious things happening up to this point, but the answers are more bizarre than you could have guessed. This comic makes about as much sense as a shark attack in an ocean made of cotton candy on the planet Venus. Read at your own peril. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    KaijuSHENANIGANS Mar 3, 2022

    This run is the best kind of escapist insanity. It is nuts, nothing makes sense and I love it. This is the kind of mindless fun I need sometimes. From jump, thingy boy Ben has been punching his way through a rolodex of WTF moments. The escalation of shenanigans here is hilarious, like.....why Ben, and why all of this. Mosley must have had the time of his life accepting the green light of this project. Cracked his knuckles, cocked his hat to a tilt, poured an aged brandy and said "let's get weird." Don't compare this series to anything Ben Grimm before it, abandon what you know about him. Turn your brain off and strap in. Because this series is fuggin great.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Mar 6, 2022

    And there it is. It had to be that way after all of that. Mosley had a plan but the delivery was all over the place but somehow salvages the end of this issue. Now I'm ready for the end of this and maybe reading it again just to see if It was me or not and how did we get here. Reilly's art is as consistent as can be and the quality is there with the same befitting colors from Bellaire.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 21, 2022

    At last the creators pull back the curtain and explain the plot. And dang it, I really like the explanation. Ben's new pals make a ton of sense now.

    The art remains delicious and is still the best part of the package.

    Though I understand the logic now, it's not quite good enough to defuse my crankiness over the last few issues. I'm not as patient as Ben Grimm is with foreshadowing that stays in neutral gear for months. When there's not a lot of other substance to distract from the mysteries it's especially infuriating. (e.g., Walt Simonson teased Surtur for YEARS in his Thor run, but Thor was doing tons of awesome stuff in the meantime.)

    To support my position, I point to the way all the short-term foreshad more

  • 9.0
    General C K Jan 20, 2023

  • 9.0
    Halodystroyer44 Dec 10, 2022

  • 7.5
    ComicWorm Mar 4, 2022

  • 7.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 10, 2022

  • 7.0
    tonpas1989 Mar 2, 2022

  • 6.0

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