Motherlands #5

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

At last, Tab has fallen upon her prey, the most wanted man in the multiverse: her own brother! But even mass murder isn't enough to separate a child from his mother's love when Selena raises arms against Tab to save her son! The way things are going, this family might obliterate each other before the treacherous bounty hunter Oona and the Multiversal Mafia get their chance.

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Secord-Reitz May 23, 2018

    Motherlands #5 is a fantastic issue. It shows a conclusion to the previous four issues, while opening the possibility for the antagonist and protagonist to work together in the future. We also get a great curveball by the end to keep us ready for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax May 24, 2018

    Motherlands is a sci-fi, spacey thriller featuring contract killers and killer technology conglomerates whose tangled webs of corruption and evildoing only really matter, because family matters. Or, more specifically, the relationships between family (and lovers) matter most in this issue and likely in the series itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 23, 2018

    The artwork has been pretty consistent through all of the series, and in an odd way really matches the emotions being shown. The artwork is raw and not afraid of showing us the hard truth, or in this case graphic details. There are no punches pulled, which is both good and bad. Many readers probably would have been happy to see a little less of Bubba, if you know what I mean, but that's the way it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 23, 2018

    The multiverse's worst dysfunctional family is almost ready to have the real heart to heart that they should have had long ago. If only everybody would stop shooting long enough for that to happen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett May 23, 2018

    It's clear that restraint in prior issues has purposefully built to this one, and it pays off very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 28, 2018

    Fun, futuristic art and a story full of life and pain and familial ties make for a nice read. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Josh Vermillion May 23, 2018

    I haven't been a fan of this series since the beginning, and this issue continues that trend. While I used to enjoy the art enough, it seems to have taken a turn for the worse lately. Along with that, I'm just bored with it. I can't get behind any of the characters or their motivations, and the story surrounding it all feels forced to create a never-ending family conflict. I'm hoping for a strong ending, but I'm not confident that's going to happen. Read Full Review

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