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DUO #5

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

When bestowed with the enormous powers of a god… do as gods do!

David and Kelly flout enemies and allies alike to reveal themselves to the public and heal the sick and suffering with their nanobot technology.

But inside their shared body, David and Kelly are at war for control.

With a new threat on the horizon so great that even the Immortals fear it, will the bickering lovers get it together in time to save the world?

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32 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: The penultimate chapter of this limited series is a high-octane adventure that not only showcases the extreme power of the Duo but delves into their humanitarian desires. It is also fascinating to see Kelly fulfill her greatest wish. Her need to help people is both heartwarming and frightening. Although it appears to come from good intentions, her method of wielding power is rightfully likened to “playing God.” And although I am not a fan of Dr. Tinker, I agree with his wariness of Duo’s abilities. Finally, I am curious to see how this series will wrap up. With one issue left, there is a lot of ground to cover and I am hopeful for a satisfying conclusion to this impressive work.

    The Art: This good-looking issue is crafted in a modern, realistic comic styling. The action scenes are interesting and exciting, and I found the attention to detail creates an immersive reading experience. Also, the lettering is well done and plays an important factor in the storyline as it clearly distinguishes the differing voices of David and Kelly.

  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    Duo has quietly emerged as one of the breakout books of this initial wave of Milestone’s new era. Its consistency and escalating storytelling has made for a rewarding read each month.

  • 87

    Comic Watch

    Duo has been a great series thus far. Greg Pak, Khoi Pham, Scott Hanna, Chris Sotomayor and Janice Chiang tell an excellent, heartfelt story and sets up a hopeful if difficult future for the rest of Earth M. With their fantastic art, storytelling and letters, this book is one that everyone should definitely seek out!

  • 80

    Geek Dad

    The penultimate issue of this Milestone series made me realize that of all the comics in this world, this is probably the only one that really doesn’t feel like it takes place in a shared universe. The story of a scientist couple that finds themselves sharing a body after a nanobot accident, it’s pitted them against a team of sinister immortals, a mad scientist looking to claim the nanobots for themselves, and a ruthless government. It always looks great and is a fun, fast-paced read, but what it lacks is a personal touch in many scenes. That changes this issue a little when the duo helps a group of homeless people cure their ailments with nanobots—only to potentially come across something they can’t help. It’s a strong change of pace for the series, but then we immediately dovetail back to an explosive action scene as we head into the final cliffhanger. These are some strong characters, and I don’t know if six issues was enough for this story.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 60

    Major Spoilers

    In short, Duo #5 is a comic where the puzzling decisions don’t completely torpedo the story, nor do the problematic parts of the art destroy everything accomplished by the positive elements. Once the next issue’s resolution is in hand, I want to reassess how it all reads as one complete story, but right now, each issue has been an interesting, if inconsistent beast unto itself.

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