In Review: Skybourne #5

The final battle over the fate of Excalibur begins

Synopsis: The final battle over the fate of Excalibur begins, with Skybourne outmanned and outgunned by Merlin and his supernatural forces. Will the magical weapons of the Mountain Top Foundation be enough to slay the beasts?

Review: After what has been a very long wait. We finally got to read the concluding issue of Frank Cho’s Skybourne, which is very much a modern twist on Arthurian Legends only with Merling as the bad guy.

Things pretty much pick up from where we left off. Skybourne is facing off against Merlin and is pretty much holding his own. The battle runs the entirety of this issue, but we get a nice twist when Grace Skybourne’s sister enters the fray.

The battle takes on some extra urgency when the clandestine organization that Skybourne has been working with decides to nuke the mountain base in hopes that it kills the monsters that Merlin has let out of Pandora’s box.

The artwork throughout the entire run of this comic has been some of the best have seen and I love the choices that Frank Cho made when it came to drawing his various characters. Grace in particular who is Skybourne’s sister is drawn beautifully and I’d love to know if Cho has based her look on a real person.

As far as the panels go. We have lots to choose from in this issue. But among my favorites are the panels in which Grace is putting her top on and the egg head scientist that has been monitoring her can’t seem to help gawking at the little bit of boobage on show. Grace naturally chastises him and says he needs to get out more.  Which made me chuckle.

But as far as action beats go. The best panel in this issue is the moment where Skybourne escapes from a dragon by cutting his way through its throat.

Overall. This has been an enjoyable comic book. The only thing I did not particularly enjoy was the long wait between issues. But that said it did not take away from my enjoyment of reading them when they came out.

Skybourne #5
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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