[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Magnum Khaos and his Veldar army have arrived upon the Earth. They intend to conquer our world and harvest all the pain and suffering within. Jake, with Murder Falcon as support, has returned to Anne to patch things up and, hopefully, start anew with her. The rest of Brooticus have found a mystical crypt they hope will contain a means of stopping the Veldar and save the world. With Magnum Khaos already here, time is short. Can these metal warriors save the day?
Murder Falcon #5 finds things at their most dire while Jake tries to rectify the core of all his insecurities and fears with Anne.
We also meet a new band with other members that will play into the fight to come.
Like previous issues, Murder Falcon #5 is just as much an emotional journey as a physical. Jake’s attempts to patch things up with Anne is just as central to the conflict as the actual fight against the Veldar.
We don’t see a lot of Magnum Khaos in this issue, and I am interested in seeing what kind of villain he turns out to be.
We do get a couple of big action sequences, so things aren’t all dialogue and emotional labor. There is an especially cool one towards the beginning with the other band, and we get to see other metal-themed superpowers and creatures.
Daniel Warren Johnson’s artwork doesn’t disappoint, and his designs for those other metal heroes look great. The action scenes are epic in scope and satisfying in execution. The subtler moments are powerful too, as Johnson knows how to show the pain and guilt in Jake and Anne. Mike Spicer’s color work is atmospheric and looks great too.
Murder Falcon #5 is another compelling and effecting issue of the metal-themed fantasy series. We get to see Jake and Anne reunite while the rest of Brooticus find a new weapon in the fight against Magnum Khaos. The story, characters, and art all remain of high quality, and this issue gets a recommendation too. Feel free to give it a read.
Murder Falcon #5 comes to us from writer, artist, and cover artist Daniel Warren Johnson, color artist Mike Spicer, and letterers Johnson and Rus Wooton.