Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5

Writer: Jason Aaron, Al Ewing Artist: Cafu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 23
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Valkyrie's enemy finally reveals themself to teach the guardian of the fallen an important lesson: Not every life can be saved. It's the explosive end of the first arc as Valkyrie faces the death that's been stalking her since issue #1!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 27, 2019

    With the initial five-issue arc out of the way, itll be interesting to see where Foster goes next. Ewing and Aaron have put together a fascinating character and given her an equilibrium all her own this issue. From here, they can do some exciting things if they handle it as well as theyd handled this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Dec 5, 2019

    Jane Foster: Valkyrie #5 (Ewing, Aaron, CAFU, Aburtov) is filled with stunning visuals that make a satisfying conclusion to the first arc of Janes turn as Valkyrie. Jane Foster is finding her own role as Valkyrie, not relying on the heroes that have come before. Her innovation and realization that the Grim Reaper is a hero in his own head allow for interesting ramifications, as does the pain he was able to cause the All-Weapon. Not to mention my personal fondness (obsession?) with Lisa getting gratification in her charging into battle on the repoed steed of Black Knight and a flashback acknowledging her ex America Chavez. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 27, 2019

    Cafu's art is what puts this issue over the top for me. The art is absolutely gorgeous. Everything in this issue is stunning. From the characters to the wonderfully detailed backgrounds, Cafu illuminates the characters in this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2019

    The final issue of the first chapter of Valkyrie finds its footing and lays out why it deserves to be a comic with legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Nov 27, 2019

    Valkyrie #5 was a brilliant addition to Jane's tale. I love where they're taking her series. It's been an intense and fascinating ride so far, and here's hoping it doesn't end anytime soon. This issue had the perfect balance of heavy and humor, which is really essential for this type of story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Joanna Robinson Dec 1, 2019

    Jane has to save Stephen Strange before its too late and Reaper brings his should to the underworld or she will loose her powers as a Valkyrie! Can she save him, herself and Reaper before its too late?! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Nov 27, 2019

    Filled with vibrant colors and brisk fights as frequently as the rest of the series has been, Valkyrie: Jane Foster #5 has outdone the issues behind it. It wraps up a fight in a brilliant yet still unexpected way and seamlessly works witty banter into the action and drama to keep things light. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - pauly p. Nov 27, 2019

    While this book started a bit average, it really reached a satisfying conclusion as the convenient "All Weapon" is nullified I'm the climactic fight, and it's always nice to see the hero have to use their brain and not their fists to beat the bad guy. The Art is superb, very detailed, and great colours and separations. It's nice to see Jane both get some respect from an A list hero, and make a pretty significant enemy with Mephisto. For the first time with this book I'm eager to see where the next issue takes us. Read Full Review

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