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Torrent #5

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Based on 7 critic ratings.


Michelle Metcalf has lost everything, including her powers. But a hero who has lost it all is a hero with nothing left to lose.

This climactic ending to TORRENT’s critically acclaimed first arc ends in a way you won’t expect and will be talking about for months to come!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
32 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Crusaders

    This comic series is a major recommend. Torrent is an amazing take on a super hero story. A must read!

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Not everything is resolved. It’ll be interesting to see where Guggenheim takes Torrent next. As big and sweeping as the first five issues have been, there’s quite a lot of room to explore things further moving forward into another story arc. He’s finished a story. It’s been good. Where he goes with it from here will determine whether Torrent has a future beyond that first story.

  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Guggenheim brings this arc to a violent and bittersweet conclusion that is filled with great action. I love that Michelle’s story isn’t wrapped up in a neat little bow and that the complicated nature of her trauma showcases how damaged a person she’s become even when given a way out. I like the fact that the story is so personal and doesn’t shy away from the character knowing what she has become and what that means for her.

    The Art: Greenwood delivers some great art in the issue. The story has action throughout and Greenwood delivers art that is visually thrilling and visceral.

  • 80


    This story arc-concluding chapter ends somewhat predictably, though the journey itself has largely been a good one. Strong illustrations and colors give readers plenty to study while the script will have you thinking about the nature of revenge and what it does to us.

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 40

    Comic Book Revolution

    Torrent #5 is a massive disappointment. The fallout from the events from the previous issue are unfortunately not addressed. Rather we get a focus on the predictable resolution of the story. It all leaves you with a feeling that March Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood simply ran out of time to tell this story. That leads to a conclusion that ends up feeling rushed rather than a proper payoff to everything Michelle Metcalf was put through and did over the course of Torrent.

  • 20

    I shouldn’t be surprised that a comic that started its first arc on misogynistic tropes and relied on bad cliche to try to tell a story would end that first arc in much the same way, yet somehow Torrent #5 is all the worst qualities of the first issue dialed up to 11. The entire issue is just page after page of poorly written revenge fantasy with no nuance, no understanding, and no character development. There’s even a really bad line about lies being the truth just dressed differently that is so bad it should be a crime to have written. The ending has a “tense” moment that is just weak and predictable and frankly lame as it sets up a second arc with everything just feeling needless and flat. This whole thing is tired.

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