High Level #5

Writer: Rob Sheridan Artist: Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 26, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
6.6Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Religious cults, terrorist cells, witch tribes, mutants, mafias, sunken cities, drug dens, false prophets, real prophets, fetish camps, cybernetic enhancement junkies...Thirteen and Minnow have survived them all just to get to this moment. At last, our heroes arrive at High Level. But will the legends prove true? The answers will shock you.

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 25, 2019

    The penultimate issue delivers on big ideas and subtle truths being laid bare. This is a good series that shows Rob Sheridan is only getting started. Read this if you love sci-fi stories with real-world truths. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Grace Taylor Jul 1, 2019

    "High Level" #5 excels at building its cyberpunk dystopian world, thanks to the masterful background artwork and character designs. The story can be a bit formulaic, but there is just enough mystery to keep you interested in ascending to the end of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 26, 2019

    By the midway point the reading experience can feel like a slog, but the issue's cliffhanger at least makes it clear this won't be an issue for High Level #6. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Dec 31, 1969

    There is only one issue left in the arc and afterHigh Level #5I'm not sure how excited I am to see the arc end and have some questions answered. With the recent announcement of the closing of the DC Vertigo imprint, I'm worried for all of the titles I'm reading from the publisher. That said, if this story was to wrap entirely after number six, it would feel like the journey had run its course. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Aug 16, 2019

    I almost wish I cared.

  • 9.5
    Ferrrnandodo Jun 26, 2019

    This issue is wrapped up with tension, and the cliffhanger heightens it even more.

  • 6.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Jun 27, 2019

    I greatly enjoy this book, not quite so much for the actual story itself but rather for the amazing world that has been created. I'm not a Sandman Universe guy, so the cancellation of the Vertigo line hits me hardest with this title. This High Level world is so rich, so full of possibilities, that it could host stories for a long, long time. Perhaps Image will pick it up. I'd add that to my pull list.

    Anyway, there are points of storytelling that work well. The book opens with a fantastic scene of Minnow being approached by the proles as a God figure - a healer. What imagery.

    Then we get into High Level and realizing that it's a microcosm of today's society...a bunch of workers feeding the elites, who then capi more

  • 5.5
    Valiant Son Jun 28, 2019

    I'll say this for High Level, it has been more readable than a lot of the crap that Vertigo has published in the past year (although not even close to American Carnage). Having dialled back the phoney liberalism this issue, Sheridan does an adequate job of telling a vaguely interesting story. If it weren't ending next issue, however, I probably would have dropped it a couple of issues ago. The problem is that when it is bad it is pretty terrible, and when it is good - like here - it is only moderately good.

  • 7.5
    KillianH Jun 29, 2019

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