REVIEW: An All-Too-Early Ending for GAMMA FLIGHT #5
In Gamma Flight #5 by Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier, Lan Medina, Antonio Fabela, and Joe Sabino, with a main cover by Leinil Francis Yu & Sunny Gho, we get the conclusive chapter of this five-issue arc… and it’s a real heartbreak to see this series go!
In this issue, we see the many plot threads that have unspooled over the course of the first four issues come together for an incredible conclusion.
This series spun out of the pages of The Immortal Hulk, and thanks to the five-issue arc, we got to know some of the supporting characters much better.
No where was this more appreciated than in the case of Dr. Charlene McGowan, one of my favorite characters (whether she’s appearing in this book or in a story from Marvel’s Voices: Pride).
In addition to great character work, this series has cool Gamma stuff (especially Dionne, A.K.A. Stockpile, who has a very weird superpower) and interesting thematic concerns (like the small town that’s been corrupted by an AM radio station).
At the end of the day, I only have one complaint about this five-issue series: it’s only five issues! What adventures will Gamma Flight get up to next? I can only imagine they’ll be amazing, and I wish I could pay Marvel Comics to experience them firsthand. As the intellectual and philosophical leader Philip J. Fry once said: “Shut up and take my money!”
TPB Available Soon
If you didn’t get a chance to pick up this story issue-by-issue at your local comic shop, never fear, Marvel Blog True Believers: not only will the whole story be available to read digitally on the Marvel Unlimited app before you know it, but there a trade paperback collection including all five issues will soon be available to purchase at your LCS.
Have you had a chance to read Gamma Flight #5 yet, Marvel Blog True Believers? What did you think of this regrettably conclusive issue to an outstanding series?
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