Once & Future #20

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 22, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 34
9.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating


Knowing that Grail Castle may be their best chance at survival, Bridgette, Duncan, and Rose hunker down and prepare for the worst.

Elsewhere, the resurrected King Arthur challenges an arriving usurper to his rightful throne, another King Arthur, and raises an army of the undead to do it. But the new Arthur has the greatest knight of all on his side - Lancelot!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Sep 22, 2021

    The residents of Gran's Home are safe for now, so it is time to find and rescue Rose's parents. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Sep 27, 2021

    King Arthur more than meets his match while Bridgette makes plans in the relative safety of the Grail Castle. Plus Rose finally heads out to look for her parents in Once and Future #20. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Sep 22, 2021

    The understanding of the story starts to bleed through, and it feels like the reading experience is shaped in the same way reality is with this book. Just as Duncan, Rose, and Gran chart a new course through the Otherworld, Gillen, Mora and Bonvillain chart a new course through the story of Once & Future. With that last page reveal, that new path forward is a fascinating wrinkle in the mythology of the world and our worlds mythology. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 22, 2021

    Dan Mora dazzles with the art in this issue. The action is beautiful and full of vibrant energy and the characters look amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Justin Harrison Sep 22, 2021

    Once & Future's 20th uses its gorgeous action set pieces to do intriguing character work, and on a narrative level, it continues to be pretty damn thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Sep 22, 2021

    Just when you think you have a grasp on where Once & Future is going the series likes to smile and then massively shift directions. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 22, 2021

    Once And Future #20 starts a new conflict and has a great emotional throughline. Gillen is almost showing off with this issue; he does such a great job of expanding the plot and hits the right emotional beats. Mora continues to be one of the best artists in the industry with this issue. The issue does what Once And Future does best, impressing readers with each panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 29, 2021

    Meanwhile, Zombie Arthur fights off the new Arthur that has appeared by calling on an army of undead warriors to crush the usurper. However, Other Arthur does not fight alone as Lancelot has chosen his side. It appears he also has a Merlin, unlike the zombie, a Guinevere as well. Who will be the Once & Future King? Read Full Review

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