Why is Niles Caulder's motorcycle leathers the same design as The Ravagers uniforms?
I have no idea who Gopez is because his first name does not appear on the cover or here in the credits. Lazy ass editors.
I hope Superboy's human DNA is from Niles Caulder.
After Niles leaves, Superboy and Caitlin get into a brawl slash discussion. Superboy tells her she can beat up on him to get out her aggressions if she answers some questions. So she proceeds to beat up on him while avoiding answering any of his questions. What a
What? You thought he would ask questions about you? Of course this is about him! Why would he give a shit about your problems?
At the end of this commentary, I'm going to figure out the ratio of ellipses to periods.
Does she really look like that speech balloon should be coming out of her mouth at this precise moment?
After pages of bonding which is a good thing because it's nice to get this whole in-fighting, not-being-a-true-team thing out of the way in one fell swoop, Thunder's life is saved. But they find a kill switch in his head. The kill switch had writing on it that said "Colony #18." So Mackie's big twist is that Harvest has multiple colonies around the world! Oh noes! I bet some of them are in the Arctic and some of them are in the Antarctic! With this information, the team finally gels and comes together to save the other teenagers still being held by Harvest! And Ridge comes up with the teams catch phrase: "The Ravagers...Engage!"
The Ravagers #5 Rating: No change. Seriously. No change at all. It was awkward and weirdly written but I'm actually glad that they chose to do a full issue on getting the kids to bond and choose to become a team. No more crappy in-fighting and wondering why they're still hanging out together and blaming Caitlin and mistrusting Ridge and being suspicious of Superboy. Now they can all work together!
One last thing though: The Ravagers Punctuation Count!
Exclamation Points: 58!
Question Marks: 49?
All in all, the editing on punctuation and grammar was far and away much better in this issue than the previous five. I think the editors should at least get on Mackie for his overuse of dashes and ellipses when he's really just using them in the place of periods. Mackie ends as just about as many sentences with dashes or ellipses as he does with periods. He seems to feel periods make too definite a statement. On occasion, he used the interrobang which is a favorite of mine (?!). But he just goes over the top and has Superboy use the interroBANGBANGBANG! Now that's conviction!