Once & Future #16

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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*  Surrounded by British government forces, Nimue calls for backup - but will Merlin and Galahad help stop the opposition... or expose Britain to the truth?
*  Meanwhile, Bridgette and Duncan are trapped in the Otherworld and blocking their exit is Arthur's greatest knight: Lancelot.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 18, 2021

    Once And Future #16 is a fast-paced ride that moves all the pieces on the board where they need to go in an exciting manner. It's a testament to Gillen's skill that he's able to juggle four different plotlines in one issue, and each one feels like it has the exact right amount of time to breath. He twines them all together, building up to a four-way confrontation. Dan Mora continues to impress with his art, showing why he's one of the best artists working today. Once And Future #16 builds anticipation for what comes next in a wonderful fashion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Feb 17, 2021

    It's hard to imagine that Once and Future was originally planned as just a 6 issue series.  Here we are 10 issues later with no signs of slowing down.      Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Feb 17, 2021

    So many schemers manipulating stories around the return of King Arthur" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Feb 18, 2021

    This is a fantastic issue and believe that this arc is hands down a thousand times better than the previous Beowulf arc, with a story much more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 17, 2021

    Dan Mora delivers some beautiful art throughout this issue. The characters look fantastic. The action is thrilling and filled with movement and the details in everything catch the eye and make you look over every panel to admire the work. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Feb 17, 2021

    Once & Future #16 is full of careful planning, character development, horrifying revelations, and brilliant artwork. All of it works together to tell a story like no other, one that will stick in our memories for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Feb 19, 2021

    While Duncan and Bridgette face down Lancelot du Lac, Rose has here hands full when stooges of the UK government come a knocking. Seems Mary and her family may have gone bit too far this time in ‘Once & Future' #16 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Feb 17, 2021

    With an equally epic battle about to spill out into Otherworld, the series is as thrilling as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Feb 22, 2021

    Once & Future #16- This is going to be one epic battle. Three knights battling it out! Once & Future should be accompanied with an English Literature degree and cliff notes. It is a high brow comic that rewards the reader with precise pencils and vivid colors! You would do yourself a favor at starting with issue #1 and pull yourself up to King Arthur and his round table! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 23, 2021

    As for Rose, she learns a bit about the secret government organization which has been secretly watching her for weeks and showed up just in time to save her from whatever the hell Duncan's mother is calling herself this week. The introduction of the Shadow Secretary helps explain how the British Government handles the odd mystical occurrences the pop-up from time to time (while also dropping more hints about the “accord” which we've heard reference to before as a measure to help keep the peace). Read Full Review

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