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OUTER DARKNESS #5 Review: Where’s a Flerken when you Need it?

Thanks to Image Comics for providing a review copy!

OUTER DARKNESS #5 WRITTEN BY JOHN LAYMAN, ART BY AFU CHAN, LETTERING BY PAT BROSSEAU

Outer Darkness continues to surprise and impress me. I just smile like a goof-ball through every conspiracy filled, blood drenched page. If you haven’t read up through issue #4 there may be spoilers ahead!

After setting an arch-fiend loose on the good ship Charon, Sato Shin continues to cause trouble for the captain and crew. Prior to that, there are a few pages of a flash-forward 125 years. It’s yet to be seen how that flash-forward will tie into the ongoing story, but I’m really curious to find out. There’s a tiny girl with pink hair, and a giant scary face eating alien so I am here for it.

Issue #5 of Outer Darkness is very plot heavy compared to the deep character dive of #4. I am not complaining by any means, I think it was nice for the pacing of this arc to move the crew forward into a new and horrible situation. I’m sure they’ll find some way to at least survive the ordeal, but right now things look grim! When your primary flight crew consists of demi-gods and exorcists I suppose that comes with the territory. I just keep hoping that the Oracle’s pet cat has some crazy magic powers…or at least a pocket dimension and some mouth tentacles hidden away. It would really help everyone out.

Can’t wait for #6!

This issue is now available at your local comic book shop as well as digitally online via comiXology, Kindle, Google Play, and Apple iBooks.

If you missed my review of the fourth issue of the series, you can read it here.

Also check out all my other reviews and interviews done with writers here.

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Samantha Maybe
Samantha Maybehttps://www.theconventioncollective.com
Sam is a San Diego transplant and SDCC attendee of 5+ years. Recently, she rediscovered a love for reading prose, and loves staying plugged into the comics world through The Convention Collective, and the SDCC graphic novel book club. You can find more of her bookish thoughts on Instagram @Sammaybereading.

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