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Monsters Unleashed #5: Review

Mar 2017
Cullen Bunn, Adam Kubert

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4 stars

Monsters Unleashed #5 Review by (March 18, 2017)
Characters (with speaking parts): Elsa Bloodstone, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Maria Hill, SHIELD. Avengers: Captain America (Sam Wilson), Vision. Inhumans: Medusa, Karnak. Champions: Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Nova (Sam Alexander), Spider-Man (Miles Morales). Fin Fang Foom.

Comments: Event leads into an ongoing series with the same title. Black Panther, Cyclops, Hercules, Ms Marvel (Kamala Khan), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Thor (Jane Foster), Viv Vision, and Wasp (Nadia Pym) are on the cover but do not appear inside the issue. David Curiel and Michael Garland share colorist duties.

Review: Full review appears with issue #1.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Monsters Unleashed #5 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The Leviathon Mother has arrived on Earth and is laying waste the heroes assembled to fight her. She issues a challenge to the Summoner, her prophesied nemesis; Fin Fang Foom steps in to battle....

At Parker Industries, Kei Kawade has been rescued from her deadly servitors when a larger, meaner one arises...and Elsa Bloodstone blows it away with her guns. Kei realizes that he is the one to go out and face the Leviathon Mother but the monsters he has summoned have all been defeated. Moon Girl reminds him of the unfinished monster drawings in his notebook but he doesn't think he can bring them to life since they are creatures he has made up. He decides to go out to face the invader. Leviathon Mother chews up and spits out Fin Fang Foom as Kei stands before her. He quickly fills in the pictures in his book and there arise six new monsters to do battle: Fireclaw, Aegis, Hi-Vo, Mekara, Slizzin, and Scragg. They fight with the Leviathon Mother and appear to be winning, though they are each much smaller than their foe. Suddenly, Fireclaw, the team leader, is killed and without his guidance Kei's new monsters start to lose. Kei has an idea and quickly redraws the five monsters into one gigantic warrior armed with an array of impressive weapons. The combination creature kills Leviathon Mother and all the remaining invaders flee....

After the battle, Kei says farewell to all of the familiar monsters he had summoned and his new creatures aid the superheroes in damage control. With his new powers Kei is offered positions with the Avengers, the Champions, and the Inhumans but he just wants to go home....

And the Inhumans prepare a new home for him: Mu, an artificial island where the Kawade family and the five new monsters can live peacefully, guarded by Elsa Bloodstone until they are needed....

Adam Kubert
Adam Kubert
Adam Kubert (Cover Penciler)
Adam Kubert (Cover Inker)
Brad Anderson (Cover Colorist)


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