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Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 (of 7)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 19 critic ratings.


After the shocking events of the last issue, Pariah has won.

And now his Dark Army is poised for the invasion of our world.

It’s up to the Titans to rally the remaining heroes to defeat Deathstroke’s ever-growing forces and avert total destruction!

An epic war starts on the steps of the Hall of Justice, and only a miracle could help the heroes now.

But all hope is not lost, as the worlds without a Justice League have begun to loosen their grip… but can they return to Earth if it means one member of the Justice League could be lost forever?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
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19 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    I lost count how many times I had a huge smile or nodded that Dark Crisis has the tone, heart and action of some of DC’s biggest events, That doesn’t include the numerous geek out moments where Williamson and Sampere completely nailed a scene. Dark Crisis might not have the company wide presence it deserves, but there’s little denying each issue has been excellent. Bring on the next installment!

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100

    The Dark Crisis team has excelled at ramping up the drama. Some of the highlights from Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 includes the return of the infinite Earths, the reformation of the Justice League, and the largest Titans team ever. Every emotional beat is handled with care, and seeing how the young sidekicks stay positive in the face of total annihilation is admirable, even as Black Adam disagrees. I say this every month, but the art is on another level and is fitting of an event-level miniseries.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths #5 feels like the series is coming together. Williamson has built something really intriguing so far, and this issue makes one appreciate it even more. Sampere and Sanchez are doing brilliant work with the art, and Napolitano’s letters bring the dialogue to life so well. This event is a DC lover’s dream.

  • 90


    Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere make sure the pieces come together amid a significant reveal. The heroes rally after the JSA inspired, but evil comes closer to bringing doom. This issue will leave you super excited for what is to come, and I can’t wait for next month!

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    As we approach the last act of this event, things are falling into place for one hell of a final showdown—but surprisingly this issue feels like the ones before it, in terms of it being very character-focused. This is one of the most dialogue-driven event comics I’ve read, with the two main groups of heroes still split across the multiverse. While the Titans and the legacy heroes on Earth prepare for a final showdown against Deathstroke and the Legion of Doom, Black Adam’s fatalism clashes with Nightwing’s optimism. The return of Beast Boy, wounded by ready to fight, gives these forces a burst of energy, but they’re still massively outmanned as the evil army descends and a much bigger threat looms. The best parts of these segments are the small moments, hinting at future stories that will play out in the aftermath. I must say, though. I’m puzzled by how small a role Red Canary is playing so far.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 releases what has been building the entire event. There have been confrontations, battles, and showdowns before, with huge amounts of damage done to the heroes and their community. But there was always a sense that a battle that dwarfed those skirmishes was coming. And here it is with the fate of a universe in the balance. Williamson balances that scale with some poignant and genuine exploration of the characters that are at the forefront of the book. That is matched by a superstar lineup of artist and colourist, with pages that are simply remarkable. But with the nature of this comic, there is possibly something even bigger around the corner.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 is a tour de force. Williamson pens an exciting issue that pays homage to the past while hinting toward DC’s future. Sampere’s art is spot on, as he continues to show off his impressive skills at visual storytelling. Overall, this issue finally has the scope and pacing that I’ve wanted from this series all along. Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths has finally lived up to its name.

    Final Verdict: Wear a neckbrace for this one, folks, because this ride is wild.

  • 88

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  • 70

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  • 68

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