War of the Realms #5

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 41
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Malekith's army gets a whole new crop of recruits - the dead! As Midgard transforms under the rule of Malekith and his allies, the dead rise up to form a new Niffleheim! The Black Panther calls in every hero on his roster to fight for Earth, from Spider-Man and the Spiders of Hel to Ghost Rider and Balder the Brave. But if there's any hope for the Ten Realms, it'll come from the skies...
Rated T+  

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jun 5, 2019

    WAR OF THE REALMS is a return to form for Marvel events, it's an instant classic that just has fun being a Marvel comic book. This is should be the blueprint for large-scale comic book crossover events going forward; hopefully DC is paying attention as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jun 7, 2019

    A fun issue that sets up the finale nicely I can't wait for #6! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 7, 2019

    Russell Dauterman is killing it with the art in this issue. All of the action works and the characters look amazing. The moments with Thor look amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 7, 2019

    It's not broken and Jason Aaron isn't attempting to fix it. This book definitely embraces the fun and grandeur that superhero books are ultimately all about. Big action, high stakes, Thor on fire".definitely worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Jun 5, 2019

    War of the Realms (2019-) #5 is full of beautiful art and fun combinations of characters defending Earth, but doesn't move the story too far forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Jun 11, 2019

    Eisner worthy art; Amazing story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jun 7, 2019

    Even though the focus was about tying up loose ends related to our hero teams, Aaron still managed to make this issue feel large, worldly, exciting, action packed, and apocalyptic while drawing all heroes together for something truly special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jun 5, 2019

    Thanks to the dozens of tie-ins, this issue was quickly able to make sure characters were where they needed to be, for better or for worse, in an epic conclusion next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2019

    War of the Realms #5 delivers more terrific artwork and more underwhelming plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 6, 2019

    It's easy to be cynical about superhero events, seeing them not so much as stories as marketing launchpads for new spin-off storylines across the rest of a publishing line " but seeing a team as talented as Aaron and Dauterman buckling under the weight of the War of the Realms does make me wonder if it's at all possible to deliver a satisfying story in an event-driven ecosystem, regardless of who's behind the wheel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 8, 2019

    War of the Realms is just a bunch of big, well-drawn panels of superheroes fighting bad guys and little more than that. Read Full Review

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