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Secret Wars #5

By Hervé St-Louis
August 20, 2015 - 00:44

Doctor Doom, the god of the world wants his daughter Valeria to find the culprit who killed Sheriff Strange. But what he will not tell his daughter is that he did the deed. This is not information that the Molecule Man has found impossible to discover. In some netherworld, the always hungry Molecule Man confronts Doctor Doom and tells him about their plan to foil the destruction of the multiverse planned by the Beyonders. Will the plan succeed?

I have not read Secret Wars or any comic leading to this series before. I was vaguely familiar with the concept of the story. Frankly, Marvel Comics does not do cosmic-universe altering as well as DC Comics. This issue was nothing more than a pile of pseudo-philosophical mumbo jumbo. Talking heads, a bunch of Thor clones and more mystery. Am I enticed to follow the rest of the series? Of course I am not. This comic book should not be. Just like the featured universes are about to not exist, so does this comic should cease to exist. This comic book exists for one thing, to adjust the current Marvel Comic universe with the one in the cinematic universe. Just like DC Comics’ Earth One Wildcat a generation ago, there can be no white Nick Fury.

It is ironic that a comic book about the end of being features the main characters of the Fantastic Four. They too are about to cease being.  The one redeeming value of this comic is the beautiful art by Esad Ribic. He’s good. But everything else in this comic book is not. As a casual comic book reader, I found the comic complex and vague. As a long time Marvel Comics’ fan, I’m disappointed and bored. Save your money. Don’t buy this comic.

Rating: 2 /10

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