New Romancer #5

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Brett Parson Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Awkward and adorable coder Lexy saved romantic poet Byron from a miserable death. Now, can he forget about his quiff long enough to return the favor? Meanwhile, dancer, courtesan and spy Mata Hari puts her ultimate scheme in motionwhile the New Romancer web team discovers their love algorithm is having a terrifying impact on Americas lonely hearts.

  • 7.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Apr 14, 2016

    At New Romancer #5, the series has evolved from a meet-cute quirky adventure to now Shakespearean-levels of farce. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 16, 2016

    Unfortunately, the momentum built through the flirting between Lexy and Lord Byron and her strained relationship with her father all but comes to a halt by the end of New Romancer #5 as the plot gets caught up in a wave of double crosses, hostage situations, and technobabble. And the cliffhanger is yet another showdown between Lexy and Casanova, but this is one will maybe be better because the first arc of the comic is ending. New Romancer was a comic with some fun ideas, like combining Romantic poetry and online dating, performing a feminist critique on Lord Byron from his number one fan, and even the inclusion of Casanova as a villain, but it's really run out of steam towards the end of its first arc even if Parson and Miller's art is still fun to look at. Read Full Review

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