In Review: Adventureman #5 “TO THE GREATEST UNKNOWN”


Synopsis: “TO THE GREATEST UNKNOWN”. As New York City teeters on the brink of a strange armageddon, Claire tries the Adventureman mantle on for size just in time to face the monstrous evil that vanquished her predecessor—only he didn’t have a family like hers.


The Story

Picking up from where the story left off last year. Adventureman returns and provides us with the backstory as to how Phaedra Phantom managed to contact Claire via the Adventureman pulps and resurrect the hero. But she also resurrected the greatest evil and the Baroness. Clair who now wears the mantle of adventure fights to defend New York with help from Gentleman Jim and Phaedra. And New York is flabbergasted by the revelation that Adventureman and the team are a real thing.


The Artwork

We get some fantastic artwork in this issue as we see Adventureman defend New York from the greatest evil and the baroness. As with all the previous issues. I really love the blend of golden age pulp and steampunk adventure that this book has provided. The team of Terry and Rachel Dodson has given us some fantastic artwork throughout this series. Which kind of calls back to the classic black and white RKO and Universal Serials. I loved the use of colours and how the art team managed to add a kind of sepia wash to the colours during the more action-orientated panels. Simply put. The art in these books is gorgeous.



“TO THE GREATEST UNKNOWN” does a fantastic job of trying up one story arc and sawing the seeds to start a newer story. Thankfully, we’ll not have to be waiting quite as long for the next issue. But that said this particular issue was well worth the wait as I had very nearly forgotten that I had subscribed to this book. Especially given that Covid and various other considerations had delayed its release by a whole year.

Adventureman #5
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