American Carnage #5

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Wynn Morgan's business rivals get wind of Agent Sheila Curry's off-the-books investigation into the white nationalist leader, but things don't go well at all when they try to make an illegal quid pro quo with the vengeful FBI agent. Meanwhile, Richard closes in on the murderer of Agent Watson, with help from the unlikeliest of allies.

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 20, 2019

    Leandro Fernandez has some impressive art in this issue. Many of the panels are filled with visceral and beautiful details throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 20, 2019

    This is one hell of a book. I can't believe how good it is and how every page gives me anxiety. But it's a good anxiety as the two creators here are at the top of their game. This book is tops. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Mar 20, 2019

    The art and story worked together perfectly in a gritty and dark tale about modern America. 'American Carnage' tells hard truths that everyone should read. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 20, 2019

    As we reach the inevitable point in the story where characters finally cross the proverbial line, it becomes very clear that American Carnageis managing to handle exceedingly volatile content with deft hands that captures the zeitgeist of the last few years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 20, 2019

    Morgan seems ready to make another big move at the end of the issue, furthering his push for respectability, and this title continues to be the crown jewel of the new Vertigo line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Mar 23, 2019

    While Wynn Morgan isn't a perfect analogue of Trump, he does feel perfectly suited to a world where Trump is President. And while American Carnage #5 isn't a documentary, there are enough elements here to challenge the reader to not look away when confronted with the reality of America today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Mar 20, 2019

    American Carnage brings in another layer to what's already a complicated series about race and crime. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Mar 23, 2019

    I really did not like this issue. The immediate turn off is the art which I think is weak. There's nothing in terms of character or story that I find compelling. There's some potential in the concepts but it's not going anywhere. Read Full Review

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