Friendo #5
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Friendo #5

Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: March 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
9.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The epic conclusion! Having barely survived their confrontation with the unstoppable Zaj cek the Cremator, who remains determined to leave their $#!t in ruins, Jerry and Leo are off-camera and off-the-grid. But where to go now that Leo's stolen pretty much everything he ever wanted? Only one item remains: the Action Joe action figure Leo lost as a kid. An epic showdown in the desert ensues, and a surprising hero rises!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Mar 12, 2019

    With the final chapter told Friendo takes cynical to new heights. It's social commentary of the sort that is like a stick getting slowly jammed through your eye. If you dig movies like Brazil or Robocop and aren't afraid to take a few lumps while reading a comic book this one is for you! 5 out of 5! Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Mar 19, 2019

    Friendo delivers a harrowing conclusion that has a lot to say. A potent warning executed with keen expertise and thought, it's brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Mar 6, 2019

    Friendo #5 completes a phenomenal mini that pushes narrative boundaries with unique storytelling, excellent art, beautiful colors and top-notch lettering. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti Mar 29, 2019

    earned money on. Trust me a digital voice telling you what you should buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Leijah Petelka Mar 27, 2019

    Leo and Jerry make their way to the desert to find Action Joe. Mangled and bloody, the pair don't bother to stop at the hospital to tend to Leo's wounds. Meanwhile, Zajek the Cremator learns they're still alive and his job isn't finished. Alex Paknadel gives us an ending that is humorous, horrifying, but also self-reflecting. Topped with art by Martin Simmonds and Dee Cunniffe, and Taylor Esposito's lettering, and we have a story about this day-and-age! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Mar 27, 2019

    While this might be the end of Leo and Jerry's riotous adventure across America, it's hard not to imagine their appearance in our everyday lives. In an era of virtual assistants, home hubs and smart tech – Paknadel and co. have crafted a dark lesson for us all that warns of embracing it all wholeheartedly. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 26, 2019

    A finale as delightfully-twisted as the rest of this grindhouse exploration of late model capitalism, Friendo #5 is loaded with visuals and plot twists that will linger with readers for a long time to come. Read Full Review

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