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Phantom Road #5

Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Everything heats up when Dom and Birdie find themselves trapped in the truck by another unending mass of monsters. But a sudden revelation changes the nature of their mission and poses more questions about their cargo than answers.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
29 pages
Amazon ASIN

6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Lemire is incredibly patient with the story. There’s clearly A LOT going on in Phantom Road that doesn’t meet the surface of the panel, but he’s allowing it to slowly reveal itself over time. And he’s letting it happen without any kind of narration. The story will get where it’s going in time. Just let the readers enjoy the disturbingly slow weirdness of it all. It’s a good time.

  • 90


    The final pages of this issue delivered such an unexpected twist that I’m more intrigued than ever to see where this story goes. You know it’s a good cliffhanger when you’re gutted about waiting a few months until the next issue comes out. Lemire and Walta have set a great foundation for a new horror epic that’s shaping up to be a strange and gripping story. I’m hooked on it and can’t wait to see where the road takes us next.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Lemire ramps up the tension and terror in this issue and the story takes some dramatic and intriguing turns as Dom and Birdie clash while Theresa finds herself in the middle of a bigger mystery in the real world. The conflict between the characters is great and I love the fact that the mystery gets deeper with the introduction of a new and unknown character that seems out of place for this tale of seemingly grounded horror. Lemire does a great job of bringing this part of the story to a close that guarantees that I will be back for the next one.

    The Art: Walta delivers some beautiful art in the issue. I love the visual style and the imagery brilliantly captures the tension and terror of the story.

  • 85


    After a slow start, this superstar creative team delivers a compelling end to the series’ first story arc. Some expressive visuals as well as innovative uses of colors are highlights for the issue.

  • 85

    Nerd Initiative

    Lemire, Walta and the team keep things rolling along with another excellent read. The secrets grow deeper with fantastic writing and art shifts things into high-gear with a big reveal in the final moments.

  • 80

    The first arc of Phantom Road comes to a close in issue #5. While some outstanding questions are answered, especially when it comes to this story’s characters, the mysteries of many plot points only grow with the passing of each page. That said, Walta’s work is arguably his best at this point in the series with the humanity and desperation in the lineart palpable in every panel.

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