CX Pulp Reviews Five Senses


Five Senses #0 Advance review

Published on 09-06-2011 10:52 PM

Reviewer: Craig Reade
Quick Rating: A solid teaser

Chad Bowman witnesses the brutal murder of a waitress in an alley… but he refuses to come forward!

Written by: Jake Black
Art by: Justin Wayne
Color by: Sal Nieto and Andy Turmon
Letters by: Gary Beatty
Publisher: Viper Comics

You may have heard about this comic at Comic-Con this year – it attracted some attention thanks to the faux-movie trailer that Viper pieced together to help promote the story. You can take a look at it below.

As you can see from the trailer, the comic is about a man who loses all of his senses one by one – presumably as punishment for not using them. The protagonist in this series is an interesting character – he has a lack of likability that gives this story an interesting flavor. Chad witnesses the brutal and bizarre murder of a waitress, but when the police arrive to question him about the killer he denies witnessing the crime to avoid missing a critical moneymaking meeting. He continues to elude police pressure to come clean about what he knows, but he starts to receive some very creepy messages that seem to relate to his refusal to talk about what he saw.

“The way things spun out of control at the end of the issue is absolutely the hook of the issue.”