A Blizzard Of A Brawl In Iceman #5

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Mister Sinister believes that he has accidentally killed Iceman before unlocking the secrets of his abilities. Thankfully, it was an ice construct decoy, and Bobby Drake is still alive, well, and ready to take Sinister down. The real battle begins now. Meanwhile, the Mutant Pride Festival comes under attack from Sinister’s soldiers. Nightcrawler, Emma Frost, Christian Frost, Bishop, and the Morlocks spring into action to protect the Festival and its attendants.

Iceman #5 cover by W. Scott Forbes
Iceman #5 cover by W. Scott Forbes

Iceman #5 concludes the Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman miniseries about the X-Men’s coolest member. Bobby has his showdown with Mister Sinister and gets back at Essex for the cruelty he’s been perpetrating upon the Morlocks and mutants everywhere.

The battle at the Pride Festival is pretty damn awesome too, as we get to see most of the characters who have guest-starred in this series come together to fight Sinister’s army.

Iceman proves himself to be even more powerful than we thought, as his battle with Mister Sinister reveal even grander abilities than before. I rather like that too; the new abilities are unique and look great on the page. 

The bits with Emma and Christian Frost are pretty heartfelt too, and we get to see how the two are recovering from the events of Iceman #2.

Iceman #5 art by Nathan Stockman, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, and letterer VC's Joe Sabino
Iceman #5 art by Nathan Stockman, Andres Mossa, Federico Blee, and letterer VC’s Joe Sabino

Stockman’s artwork once again brings Bobby’s adventure to life in a spectacular fashion. Iceman’s powers look really good, and the larger fight scenes are rendered quite well. The finale looks as epic as it should. The heavy inking brings a classic feeling to the book too. Andres Mossa and Federico Blee color it with a nice and contrasting balance that ensures that each page pops.

Iceman #5 is a damn good ending to an entertaining, emotionally resonant, and all-around fun miniseries. Sina Grace once again proves to be an Iceman-writing prodigy, and the artist team of Stockman, Mossa, and Blee give the book a great visual treatment. This one comes recommended. Check it out.

Iceman #5 comes to us from writer Sina Grace, artist Nathan Stockman, color artists Andres Mossa and Federico Blee, letterer VC’s Joe Sabino, and cover artist W. Scott Forbes.

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