Once & Future #13

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 18, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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* Beowulf's arrival was an unexpected one and now that the smoke has cleared, Gran and Duncan are beginning to wonder what other surprises lurk around the corner.
* Meanwhile in the Otherworld, Merlin is up to his old tricks and crossing over with another story was just the beginning of his plan...

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Nov 20, 2020

    The calm before the storm is short-lived as a new story leaks into the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 18, 2020

    Once And Future #13 is a great example of a perfectly paced comic. It builds and builds till the end, giving readers a wonderful cliffhanger to keep them coming back. Gillen fits in some fun character work and even a new subplot- who is watching Duncan and Rose? Mora didn't get a gonzo action scene this issue, but he got to show off his character acting chops, and it worked perfectly. This book continues to impress. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Nov 19, 2020

    'Once & Future' #13 kicks off an all-new storyline with the resurrection of yet another legendary menace with ties to the Arthurian legend. Kieron Gillen eases us into this new chapter with a family reunion and a new quest. Find Elaine, Bridgette's estranged daughter! But, this is an issue that builds up the tension even before the final page reveal. A great start to the latest new chapter in this sensational saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 18, 2020

    Dan Mora delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The style and visual flair at play on the pages is some of the best in comics today. There are so many great images throughout the issue that the art keeps me as riveted as the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Nov 18, 2020

    Once & Future #13 is a fascinating issue, one with a multitude of storytelling elements, all of which point to the same direction: a reminder of what these characters fight for, and what is to come. Supported by fantastic artwork, it's a point that is driven home. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 17, 2020

    It also feels like Rose is going to get a part in "the story" soon. Whether that becomes part of Gran's plan or not is another matter. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Jodi Odgers Nov 23, 2020

    A strong start to the newest arc of "Once and Future", brimming with everything the series has done well up to this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 1, 2020

    It's not all dark foreboding and terror of things to come as Duncan and Rose's relationship turns romantic (and their attempts to hide the relationship from Duncan's Gran don't last long). I like the pair together, and am happy to see the comic developing this side of their storyline. Born out of danger, will both survive long enough to see where this may lead? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Nov 18, 2020

    Excellence is the standard here, and that doesn't show any signs of changing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 20, 2020

    Once & Future #13 – The Green Knight has come to play in the game. Another turn of the page and another investigation into Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. I'll see you on the other side of the library tables as we not only enjoy Once & Future, but also delve into how Gillen comes up with her wonderful stories! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Nov 18, 2020

    Once & Future continues to be one of my favourite current series, where the artwork is bold and beautiful. The second arc might have been a bit dull in my opinion, but the art has never faltered and I enjoy the care and attention in the details of the images as much as the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 18, 2020

    All in all, another thrilling issue of Once & Future. As the start of a new story arc, issue #13 gave us plenty to look forward to in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 19, 2020

    Once & Future #13 might start a new arc and provide a strong sense of what the book is in the process, but it's not a jumping-on point. It builds on what the first 12 issues have done and gets to work setting up for the ones that'll follow. Even when telling a relatively quiet part of the story " and even if that narrative doesn't hit the same levels of depth that Gillen's name might presume " Mora and Bonvillain are granted ample opportunity to dazzle and show off what they can do. Read Full Review

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