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Something Epic #5

40
Comicscore Index
Generally unfavorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

The hurt and horrors of Dan’s past are now personified—waiting, and eager to be released…

Twenty-nine pages of story and art for the regular price of just $3.99!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CGL1P6RR

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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Kudranski continues to craft a compelling and innovative story in this issue. Every elements of the story is engaging and the characters are interesting. I found myself going over the dialogue several times because there are so many riveting and thought-provoking moments between the characters. I love the way this series continues to grow and evolve and cannot wait for the next issue.

    The Art: Kudranski delivers some beautifully detailed art that continues to blow me away with its intricacy and detail. I love the mixed media style of comic characters and cartoon characters and how everything looks unique.

  • 70

    Gonkbonk

    Now that Danny’s journey has him deep within the world of imagination, “Something Epic” is primed to grow its imaginative and emotional story.

  • 55

    AIPT

    I talked about chasing this book some more in my review of #4, and this latest issue further showed that there’s at least some potential payoff to that journey. The problem is, then, is whether it’s truly enough, or I’m experiencing some kind of comics-esque Stockholm syndrome, where I feel like this book can fly when maybe it can only mostly hover. The question, then, becomes if I continue onward — the first arc end’s with November’s issue #7 — or maybe I’m better served cutting lose prematurely. Or perhaps the question is really if I’m so affected by this book, maybe it really is a success somehow? I’ll go sit and dwell on all of that until issue #6 debuts.

  • 20

    ComicBook.com

    Whenever the panels of Something Epic #5 are not overfilled with self-congratulatory dialogue explaining the precious value of imagination and creators in a masturbatory fashion, they’re filled with incomplete compositions and coloring effects that serve to cover up a lack of coherence on the page. Dull ideas are made even more dim in their overwrought exhortations of self-importance as Danny dives ever deeper into a story that never earns any sense of gravitas. Divergent designs hardly cohere on the page, instead appearing like graphic files overlaid on one another quickly and with little consideration. Minor effects, like hideously thick panel borders would prove a mistake in another comic book, but here they provide a welcome distraction. Something Epic is so devoted to its own significance that it seems to have forgotten to portray the sort of storytelling value it purports to cherish. Leave it.

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