Dark Ages #5
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Iban Coello
Colors by Brian Reber
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Rundown: The heroes move closer to Paris as the scope of Apocalypse’s plan is revealed.
In the aftermath of a devastating attack, the surviving heroes gather to say goodbye to a friend. At the same time, Apocalypse has a new task for Tony Stark and it will require Killgrave to follow them to a dangerous location to enact it. The group travels deep into the Earth where the Unmaker sleeps and Tony believes that he can contain the creature’s power for a short time. A feat that will give Apocalypse the power of the Unmaker. As all of Apocalypse’s brainwashed scientists get to work, Spider-Man has another problem to deal with.
Peter and the others set out to stop Apocalypse with the help of Deadpool and then the group stops to take a rest, Honey Badger, Laura and Blade prepare to hunt what it stalking them. What is hunting is something that has the power of two of Spider-Man’s deadliest enemies sharing the body of a former friend. With the combined forces of mutants, villains, geniuses and heroes, they fight back and discover what Apocalypse has planned for the world.
The Story: Tom Taylor brings some great action, thrills, tension and humor to this issue. After the dark tone of the last one, the lighter tone of this one is like a perfect balance for the reader. Bringing in Deadpool was a great choice and the moments between him and the rest of the team are great. The Apocalypse moments are filled with great tension and I am excited about where this story is going and how many unpredictable, risky choices it makes.
The Art: Coello has a wonderful art style and it is perfect for this series. I love the detailed characters and the expressive nature of their interactions.