REVIEW: STARGAZER #5
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13
Writer: Anthony Cleveland
Artist: Antonio Fuso
Colors: Stefano Simeone
Letters: Justin Birch
Cover: Diana Bermudez
Editor: Chris Fernandez, Brian Hawkins
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Story: 3.7 Stars
Interior Artwork: 3.4 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.4 Stars
Dialogue: 3.3 Stars
Mechanics: 3.0 Stars
Editing: 3.0 Stars
About the Book:
Shae and her friends drive to a spot in the desert guided by a map, only to feel frustrated until their mysterious caller meets them out of seemingly nowhere, and discovers the truth about what is going on.
The continuation of this story now shows more of what is actually going on, how long it has been happening, and why Shae, her brother, and their friends were chosen. While the story was getting deeper as it progressed in the previous books, I feel this is the start of the climax, the point of the story where it all comes together.
The explanation of what the visitors are doing here, makes sense and is not really surprising, as I can honestly see it being a real life conspiracy. As the details emerge about the how, when and why, it all starts to make sense as you look back at past events.
I do feel for Shae and her friends as a lot of the time is just spent looking for Kenny and they finally discover what happened to him, from the last book. Only to have his outcome in this story revealed as the story progresses.
The cover art shows the person that they eventually meet in the story, whose details are revealed in the story itself, on the surface, it looks a little Roswell white trashy. But does a great job giving you a visual rundown of where this book is headed.
The interior art continues just like before, I like the consistency of it. When the details of what has been going on finally appear, the art work does a great job of pulling the readers along, and making them visually understand the facts of the story.
This story continues to evolve and as it reaches the end of the story. Life from outside of this planet is always something that would, will and shall be debated. I do think that having read this book, this particular story does a great job at showing why things of this nature are a conspiracy, as the actions of those involved find out. If the general populace actually knew what was going on with the details in this story, I can totally see nothing short of riveting.
To close, this story has definitely gone down a little of the MIB theory where something is always out there trying to do something bad, and it takes a small few to fix it, before things go completely nuts.
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