Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #5

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
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His wife has been murdered. His son has been kidnapped. As The Eternal Warrior sets out on his greatest challenge yet, an old enemy rears his head. How will his ancient rivalry with Gilad change The Eternal Warrior's future forever?

The road to LABYRINTH starts here with the FIRST ISSUE of a special two-part prelude from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and blockbuster artist Juan José Ryp (NINJAK)!

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Mar 15, 2016

    This is a fantastic issue (and I'm pretty sure it's the only comicI have ever given full 10s)thatI love almost entirely because of the art and layouts – but that shouldn't take anything from the writing which is also top knotch. It's a perfect example of a great comic thatanyonecan read regardless of their knowledge of The Eternal Warrior. There's asaying that any comic could be a person's first comic, and you could do a lot worse than reading this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - 13th Crusader Mar 18, 2016

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #5 begins a two-part prelude to the upcoming Labyrinth story arc which will commence with issue #7. This issue is yet another fine example where new readers are provided with an opportunity to begin enjoying the extraordinary immortal character that is the Eternal Warrior. Valiant is perhaps better than any other publisher in the industry right now when it comes to offering new readers with great jumping on points. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 16, 2016

    Overall, I think this is an issue that each reader will make their own choice about. Some will be more than happy to read another tale from Gilad's long life while others might be put off by the fact that we've been teased and then forced to wait for the next chapter of the story. For me, I enjoyed the story and it's just unfortunate that it's cut so close down the middle, but ultimately I'm bumping it up just a touch because that art is always incredible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Mar 16, 2016

    Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #5 is a powerful start to the story arc detailing in graphic nature the massacre of Gilad's village and the kidnapping of his son. It's effective in making Gilad's motivation extremely clear, and the manner in which this issue unfolds is engrossing with its flashbacks and beautiful artwork. There isn't any additional information given about the Labyrinth or why Gilad's son was targeted but the conclusion of this issue makes me feel that next issue will have the necessary answers. And that's what I'm definitely looking forward to reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Mar 21, 2016

    Venditti, along with new cohorts Ryp and Bellaire, again provides a compelling story that is a good starting point for new readers, while at the same time enjoyable and rewarding for fans of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Mar 17, 2016

    I'll stay on board for a bit, as this flashback is great storytelling, and I care where it's going but why even bother going back to the main story now? Does anyone actually remember what it is? Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Mar 18, 2016

    I will not lie, the overall story of this feels like it has been done before. Man's village gets destroyed, including his wife. Man goes out to kill the fuck out of who did it. The fact that the raiders were their specifically for Gilad's son is perhaps the unique aspect that will drive us to the second part, but as of right now, a lot of the beats feel very familiar. Read Full Review

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