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No/One #5 Advance Review

No/One has been one of the best new comic books of 2023. The story has been multi-layered with everything going on splittering off from the big plot involving No/One. Things look to take a whole new turn in the previous issue of the series with the stakes being raised. Now we have an advance look at No/One #5. Find out how it went with our advance review.


Writers: Kyle Higgins and Brian Buccellato

Artist: Geraldo Borges

Colorist: Mark Englert

Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou


“As Julia struggles with the reaction to her podcast and Ben’s investigation hits yet another wall a shocking development in the case of Richard Roe threatens to upend everything-and may bring NO/ONE even closer to the light.” – Image Comics


The “business just picked up” is a line that immediately came to mind when getting to the end of No/One #5. Things were already tense throughout the city of Pittsburgh. The story takes yet another turn as the first panel of No/One #5 is a match that wastes no time in lighting the fireworks.

What works so well with the way No/One #5 is how it creates a pace that hits another gear to pick up speed but is never rushed. The developments in Aaron Kern’s case show us even more of how everyone connected from all angles is using this for themselves. Ben Kern’s character continues to take his own turns as he has his own feelings about his son’s current status quo. While he isn’t as much of a focus as in previous issues his presence is as impactful, especially when it comes to the final page of No/One #5.

No/One #5 Geraldo Borges Cover
Geraldo Borges cover for No/One #5. Credit: Image Comics

Julia’s handling of how her peers at the newspaper use this information further shows the rush to the story. Whether it is Aaron’s case or that of No/One. Julia is in the middle of everything as she wants to have them take time to assess things but that is not how the news industry works. It’s about that next headline, which goes back to the energy that the opening page of No/One sets.

With all that goes on it’s our title character in No/One that steals the show in this issue. Geraldo Borges does an excellent job with the opportunity given to get over No/One’s investigative tactics and fighting skills. There is one particular sequence that will have fans reminded of Steve Rogers’s elevator scene in Captain America: Winter Soldier.


With each passing issue Kyle Higgins, Brian Buccellato, and Geraldo Borges’ No/One gets better and better. No/One #5 is yet another example of that as the title character steals the show while Julia Paige and Ben Kern continue their own parallel arcs. Everything comes together for yet another can’t-miss comic book.

Story Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10

Art Rating: 8.5 Night Girls out of 10

Overall Rating: 8.5 Night Girls out of 10