The Life After #5

The Life After #5

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Gabo Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Jude and Ernest have been captured by the guys upstairs, and find that Nettie, the woman that Jude thought he had saved, is imprisoned right there with them. But capture may be the least of their worries when they finally come face-to-face with the Consultant. Will they be able to break free and set things right? The conclusion of the epic first arc by Joshua Hale Fialkov (THE BUNKER), and breakout artist Gabo!

  • 9.0
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Nov 14, 2014

    Gabo continues to impress with the way he is taking on this assortment of characters. From humanoids, mutilated bodies, monsters, and angels, his pencils and colors are truly something to marvel at. This story from Fialkov is unlike anything else I am reading right now. It's almost as if Jude got caught up in some Lynchian dream, took the red pill, and ended up in this surreal multiplex known as The Life After. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 11, 2014

    Now comes the time where I wait anxiously for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Nov 14, 2014

    This is a series still under the radar but always worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Nov 13, 2014

    Nevertheless, the chapter continues to be an absolute blast. Not one to miss an issue for the opportunity to comment on cubicle life in a large office or company, Fialkov adds in a quick jab before returning to the massive story on hand. Gabos design of the demonic form of The Consultant is fitting of the character, but the human form is even more enjoyable. Introduced as a cool henchman but likely little more, it looks like there will be more for The Consultant in the coming issue. As Fialkov and Gabo bring the issue to a close, the story takes another sharp turn and ends in spectacular fashion. With a number of solid teases under their belts already, the conclusion to The Life After #5 is the best yet and anticipation for the next chapter is at an all-time high. The still-young series from Oni Press just keeps improving. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Nov 12, 2014

    Fialkov and Gabo continue to produce an enjoyable albeit strange take on the afterlife. The two are able to capture the human emotions of loss perfectly in Nettie's monologue and Gabo's artwork. Gabo's art was a definite highlight with an intriguing monster creation, especially when it's shifting to and from humanoid form. However, there were some slip ups with an odd comedic ending to the demon's demise. Read Full Review

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