SILENCER #5 BY DAN ABNETT AND VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
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SILENCER #5 is a roller coaster ride of tension, suspense, and betrayal. Dan Abnett has written a story that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. The artwork by Viktor Bogdanovic completely blew me away. SILENCER #5 is, by far, a must read!
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BREATHTAKING!

With guns drawn, two of the deadliest assassins in all the DC Universe come face to face in SILENCER #5. Written by Dan Abnett, this issue is a story full of betrayal and suspense. In the world of cold-blooded killers, is there any honor among thieves? This awesome plot line is matched with equally stunning imagery. The visuals by Viktor Bogdanovic are absolutely spectacular. In the mother of all showdowns, it’s Silencer versus Deathstroke!

Silence is Golden in SILENCER #3

The Story of SILENCER #5

The majority of SILENCER #5 centers around this epic confrontation between Silencer and Deathstroke. Since they’re both highly trained assassins, they seem equally matched. It’s a “hanging on the edge of your seat” kind of fight. First, he has the upper hand, then she has him on the ropes. This mama bear holds her own against Deathstroke. Then, in a suspenseful standoff, he tells Silencer that she’s the only one who can stop this Underlife war.

Deathstroke claims that Talia al Ghul exposed Honor’s cover and brought Silencer out of hiding to fight her battles. He convinces Honor to turn Talia in. Later on, Talia and Honor meet face to face. I won’t spoil the ending. However, I will say that Honor’s young son may finally see his mother in assassin mode. Honor has fought so hard to keep her work as Silencer away from her family life. Have her two worlds finally collided? Will Honor turn against Talia? Who can she trust among these cold-blooded killers? You’ll have to read SILENCER #5 to find out. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it!

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SILENCER #5 page 2. Image courtesy of DC Entertainment.

Amazing Artwork

The artwork by Viktor Bogdanovic blew me away in SILENCER #5. The balance between shadow and light is simply masterful. With the confrontation between Silencer and Deathstroke shrouded in darkness, the shadows add a layer of tension to that scene. Also, this art style accentuates just how skilled these assassins are during their fight. Every action is swift and powerful, and it made the fight scene a real nail biter.

On page 11, there’s this breathtaking image of Honor walking in the pouring rain. During this scene, the panels capture the shift in Honor’s perspective on Talia. With the somber blue color and serious tone, that page, visually, looks stunning. Overall, the artwork is incredible and a real standout in SILENCER #5.

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SILENCER #5 page 3. Image courtesy of DC Entertainment.

No Honor Among Thieves

The plot definitely thickens in SILENCER #5! Talia, whom Honor was loyal to, has deceived her. Deathstroke’s true motives are uncertain. It’s unclear if he really want to end this underworld war or if he just wants Talia and Honor dead. This begs the question: who can Honor trust? Right now, it feels like it’s the Silencer versus the entire world.

Betrayal and broken trust loom over the characters in this story. This gives us a bit of insight into the Underlife and how these killers operate. No one is safe and no one can be trusted. This is the game they play. However, no matter whose side she’s on, Honor remains the same fierce mama bear, and I love that. Despite everything, her true character never falters.

Breaking The Silence In THE SILENCER #2

Final Thoughts

SILENCER #5 is an amazing comic. Dan Abnett has brought us one fantastic issue that’s filled to the brim with suspense. Hold on tight, this story has a lot of twists and turns. Was Talia just using the Silencer to fight her battles? Has Honor’s son finally been exposed to his mother’s world of assassins? SILENCER #5 ends on a cliffhanger, and there are still some unanswered questions. However, in this case, that’s actually a good thing. It’s what makes the plot is so interesting and engaging, because the story keeps readers on their toes.

Also, the artwork is just as awesome as the storyline. Viktor Bogdanovic‘s art style is breathtaking. There’s this play between shadow and light that is absolutely brilliant. The imagery sets the mood for the story, adding this looming darkness that falls over every character. I’m still hanging on the edge of my seat, waiting for the next issue!

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