Extraordinary X-Men #5

Extraordinary X-Men #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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• The clock is winding down for mutantkind and one of the X-Men's oldest foes has come to speed up the process: MISTER SINISTER has returned! And he's bringing the X-Men face-to-face with their greatest fear...
•  As the first chapter of EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN races to its exciting conclusion, one thing's for sure for this team of all-new, all-different X-Men: Not everyone will emerge unscathed.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Jan 18, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men gets top marks from me on both writing and art. It's shaping up to be an extraordinarily solid X-Series. The last of Xavier's dream team is still fighting for a world that wants them dead and the relationships between all the characters is leaving me wanting more in every issue. Everyone on this team had a very close relationship with Logan of Earth-616, so I can't wait to see how they all take to Old Man Logan as the series progresses Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 28, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men #5 is a fun issue sending a variant of a classic X-Men team into the wild world of Weirdworld. It's a fun place to see this team work and Lemire and Ibanez temper the weirdness with some great moments back at the school in Limbo. Extraordinary X-Men is…wait for it…extraordinary, and issue #5 is continuing what has been a solid run so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 15, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men #5 finally gave us a story befitting of it's title, with the battle between the Children of the Atom and Mister Sinister coming to a thrilling conclusion. The creative team also gave this band of X-Men a gripping set of character developments near the end, with Storm's leadership helping bring some harmony to the fragile human/mutant relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 14, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men may have started a big heavy-handed, but this arc ends on a high note that shows that the creative team is more than willing to temper its big ideas with even bigger action. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Jan 16, 2016

    Overall, EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #5 is a worthy finale to anoverall appropriate first arc " and it make me very curious to see where the book is going! Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 14, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men is somewhat less than extraordinary when it comes to plot. The series is still fighting that uphill battle to finds its voice and offer readers a fresh, exciting direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 21, 2016

    Extraordinary X-men #5 succeeds in the basics, but not much else. The inherent flaws in the narrative render it impotent in terms of having an impact. However, these flaws don't completely undermine the potential of the story. There's still time to fill in these gaping plot holes to help give weight and context to this series. But like watching Tom Brady in a two-minute drill, it feels like that time is passing faster than it should. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Jason Venable Jan 19, 2016

    Overall, this issue fell a little flat, and Im hoping this series is not already treading water. I didnt read the Weirdworld Secet Wars tie-in, so Im not sure if I can expect more fun next issue or not Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 13, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men had an opportunity to be something different and exciting, but instead just rehashed a tired old storyline. Jeff Lemire has one arc out of the way and will need to amaze people with his next arc if he wants fans to stick around. The art department is decent but nothing to write home about. This book needs to get it together soon, because fans wont hang around for mediocrity. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Jan 14, 2016

    What the hell happened to the art? It looks so rushed. Oh, and the story feels rehashed as hell. Maybe I'll pick this series again once it has 2-3 TPBs out worth of comics because right now is just not worth reading month to month.

  • 9.5
    StefanoMarra Jun 4, 2016

    a great ending to a great starting story!

  • 7.5
    Nomadic Avenger Jan 16, 2016

    Good action, and the art was alright. It took a few issues but the book and characters have a direction. Hopefully this series continues to improve. Pretty good issue.

  • 7.5
    Mac Jan 26, 2016

    While there is a great deal of conceptual reuse in this series, along with the grandstanding that Cyclops fell victim, I like that in this all new all different world we still have something that binds us to the old. There are flashes of awesome in the action sequences and Lemire takes pauses to provide intimate windows into his characters. Overall, this first act was slow to start, but leaves me with hope for an extraordinary future.

  • 10
    Hilbut Jan 14, 2016

  • 8.5
    Kamahl88 Jan 15, 2016

  • 8.0
    Frogmire Jan 13, 2016

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 14, 2016

  • 8.0
    Juanpk26 Jan 15, 2016

  • 8.0
    itsmeglencoco Jan 19, 2016

  • 8.0
    jmprados Mar 15, 2016

  • 8.0
    JAC8285 Aug 9, 2016

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 14, 2016

  • 7.5
    DXO Jan 22, 2016

  • 7.5
    supercoolyeah Jan 25, 2016

  • 6.5
    Sicario Jun 20, 2016

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Jan 14, 2016

  • 5.0
    Quietomega Jan 14, 2016

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