Black Cotton #5

Writer: Patrick Foreman, Brian Hawkins Artist: Marcelo Henrique Santana Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: September 1, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Taz catches up with the mysterious and murderous Keshinomi twins only to barely escape with his life. Meanwhile, tensions rise and the fragile social climate nears fracturing as protests intensify in anticipation of the D.A.'s announcement whether or not charges will be filed against police officer Zion Cotton. Elijah and Jaleesa Cotton come face to face with their past.

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Sep 9, 2021

    BLACK COTTON #5 continues taut, complex, dramatic writing about a police shooting that parallels (sometimes uncomfortably) real-world events without picking sides, letting the characters actions speak for themselves. Adding in the previous plot thread about a grudge with the Keshinomi family works as a stand-alone story, but the two threads dont quite mesh, making for a strange clash of stories in the same issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Sep 15, 2021

    Black Cotton #5 continues to shine a light on racial and social issues that are prevalent in today's reality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Sep 7, 2021

    Certainly there must be more in the chamber for Hawkins & Perugini's run. With five in the can, these two are just too good to run out of ammo at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Spencer Perry Sep 15, 2021

    The larger plot finally pushes forward in unexpected ways though making this the best issue yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 8, 2021

    Marco Perugini's artwork delivers stylish sword and gun fights - minimalist backgrounds accentuate the action with broad motion lines and clearly defined shapes. This makes the opening pages of Black Cotton #2 quite the thrill ride, but that same style when applied to numerous discussions throughout the rest of the pages leaves much to be desired. Read Full Review

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