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Arcade Kings #5 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 6 critic ratings.


After last issue’s jaw-dropping ending, Victor McMax’s master plan stands revealed. Since hanging up his gloves, Victor has focused on wrapping his hands around Infinity City, but who remains to take him down in a flawless victory?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
49 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Arcade Kings was brilliant from its first punch to its last. Arcade Kings #5 once again delivers all the melodrama of pro wrestling and anime mixed with the visuals and visceral action of classic arcade fighting games. It’s only true downside is that its story was forced to squeeze into a mere five issues – you can absolutely see where this could’ve fit into a 12-issue run or an ongoing. There’s a tease at the finale for a sequel series, and if there’s any justice in this world we’ll get one down the road.

  • 100

    Major Spoilers

    Arcade Kings #5 is a near-perfect book. I think it accomplishes the exact things that it intended to. The art is excellent, and the simple writing perfectly fits the book’s tone.

  • 100


    From start to finish this issue locks in the fun, pays off on all the story threads, and gives one heck of a sendoff to the boys in a way that feels fulfilling and fitting.

  • 95

    Nerd Initiative

    Arcade Kings 5 masterfully concluded an enthralling narrative, enriched by compelling storytelling, vibrant artwork, and meticulous design. Devoted fans of the series are bound to be on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in Joe and Ken’s journey after this wickedly fun and emotionally resonant conclusion.

  • 86

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Arcade Kings #5 delivers a visually stunning and emotionally charged conclusion to the saga of Ken and Joe’s battle against the formidable Victor McMax. The intense and cathartic finale, masterfully illustrated by Dylan Burnett, showcases the artist’s undeniable prowess in capturing the essence of action on each page.

  • 80

    Lotusland Comics

    Everything Skybound promised about ‘Arcade Kings by Dylan Burnett, Sara Antonellini, and Walter Baiamonte was true. Amanda LaFranco, Editor at Skybound said, “Along with some incredible action and unique characters, Dylan has been able to weave a compelling story about family, brotherhood, and going all-in for the people you love. But really, it’s just flat-out fun! Both Walter and Sara’s colors are elevating each page with a vibrancy and emotion that’s inspired by our favorite classic arcade games but for any fan of epic fights and general awesomeness.”

    A vibrant, eye-popping experience that balances over-the-top anime-style fighting with grounded familial angst and emotion. It really delivers a fun exciting story that satisfies in just five issues. Burnett and company create a truly original and colorful world that is perfect for this video game meets wrestling come to life.

    ‘Arcade Kings’ will make a great trade for comic book fans to consume in one sitting. Hopefully, it won’t be the last volume.

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