PopCultHQ received a review copy of KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #5 from Image Comics. Available Wednesday, January 10th, the creative team for this series features writing from Rob Williams, art from Simon Fraser, colors by Gary Caldwell, and lettering from Peter Doherty.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #5 (of 6)
Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colorist: Gary Caldwell
Letterer: Peter Doherty
In Shops: January 10th, 2017
Time is running out to stop Red Diamond from seizing the world’s wealth and building an empire on jewels and material riches. Lurking in his lair at the bottom of the ocean, Red Diamond plots his global takeover while rolling around naked in mounds of jewels. All computers are wiped out, civilians are rioting in the streets, and Eggsy’s Mum has been beaten and left for dead. Eggsy and Kwaito are stranded in China. How’s our novice spy going to get himself—and the rest of the world—out of trouble this time? Issue number five of this unstoppable, action-packed miniseries contains full-frontal nudity, explosives, submarines, and DIAMONDS.
Rob has Eggsy and Kwaito take the fight to Red Diamond. As the world falls apart, he has these two intrepid spies use their skills and smarts to ascertain the master villain’s base. Now its game on to save the world as the second chapter of Kingsman reaches its end point.
Simon’s art is big and lavish, especially the pages inside Red Diamond’s base. Be warned though, there is a rather unexpected and freaky surprise waiting for readers, as well as for Eggsy and Kwaito. It could mean either victory or certain doom and that’s thanks to Simon and the work he has done on issue #5.
Gary has done it again as colorist. Issue #5 is a big and loud explosion of color-mania. There’s not one single panel or page that isn’t bursting forth with colors to entice readers to keep going. Whatever Gary has cooked up to cap things off in the last issue, it’s going to be pretty hard to beat.
Peter packed a mean punch on this issue’s lettering. Top notch job all around. There’s some great lettering from background figures that is fun to see, especially from Eggsy’s fellow Kingsman agents. As the series conclusion is in sight, it’s time for Peter to pull out all the stops and deliver a slam bang finish.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
Eggsy’s latest Kingsman assignment is nearly done. Issue #5 raises the stakes more and brings interesting surprises about. It’s going to be a hair-raising finish as things come to a head. All Kingsman fans and Image readers should make sure to pick up this week’s book before the grand finale.
5 Out of 5 Stars
KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #5 can be purchased on ComiXology
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, January 10th!
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Writer – Rob Williams
Publisher – Image Comics