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Defenders: Beyond #5 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

The final trial of Loki!

The final trial of Loki, America Chavez and the rest of the Defenders sees them entering… the one and only House of Ideas!

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22 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Mythic and magnetic, Defenders: Beyond #5 is a sentimental farewell to one of the decade’s best comics yet.

  • 80


    Despite feeling somewhat like a step towards a larger story, ‘Defenders: Beyond’ #5 serves as a fittingly weird and contemplative conclusion to this latest miniseries.

  • 65

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Defenders: Beyond concludes this series but introduces a bigger story that will pick up later in time. However, this issue is a rather unsatisfactory series finale and the big reveals in this comic make the series as a whole feel like one big setup for another story later in the future that might take a while. The saving grace of this issue is Javier Rodriguez’s art which keeps everything vibrant and interesting once the Defenders are inside the House of Ideas.

  • 60

    The Defenders have been known as a non-team since their inception–only to form as a team throughout the previous four issues of Defenders: Beyond… only to crumble apart once again. When it comes to cosmic ideas, few do it better than Ewing, and his work on this title is evident of a writer having carte blanche to write what they want. While Javier Rodriguez’ artwork continues to shine through to the end, the story as a whole goes out with a whimper, little more than an overly-meta take on a story.

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