Once & Future #25

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 4, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
9.4Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

It's the day before Christmas and the sword in the stone has appeared outside London.

As the myths foretold, whoever draws it will be the true king!

But as all of the Kings converge on the sword, events unfold that could bring even more chaos to the land.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn May 4, 2022

    The legend of Arthur is so eternal that it has taken on many forms. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 4, 2022

    For me and heres some of the hyperbole Ive been trying so hard to suppress to this point every arc of this series goes further and further towards cementing its masterpiece status. Blending popcorn action with incisive literary acrobatics, Once & Future is like absolutely nothing else on the shelves today, and gets my highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel May 4, 2022

    With Once & Future hitting the 25-issue landmark, its clear the book has a fascination with how myths are twisted and interpreted. Gillens script provides Moras pencils, Bonvillains colors, and even Dukeshires letters the chance to subtly change and conform to the version of lore the story necessitates. This is one of the smartest books currently in the long boxes, and by far one of the most gorgeous, and deserves to be on everyones pull list. My biggest regret reading this book is that Im no longer in college, as this is a work that deserves to be read, reread, and picked apart, working on levels far beyond the action-adventure story of a man and his grandmother that it was originally sold as. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee May 10, 2022

    Once and Future #25 goes bigger, bolder and brasher as the might of three kings make war across the magically transformed landscape of Britain. As well as this omnipresent threat we get a Robin Hood recast as a magical republican with his Merry Men made up of faerie folk. And, thankfully, on the side of good. But, will they be enough to battle on three fronts? The beginning of the end starts with this oversized, entertaining and thrilling issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 11, 2022

    Once And Future #25 once again proves just how amazing this coming is. Gillen, Mora, Bonvillain, and Dukeshire craft another wonderful chapter, full of amazing writing and astounding art. There are few books on the market that can compete with Once And Future. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 4, 2022

    Dan Mora delivers some fantastic art in this issue. The action is visually thrilling and the world of the series if filled with gorgeously detailed pages and panels. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - Nick Friar May 2, 2022

    Once & Future #25 is a great return to the action. Readers get to check in with all the major players and get an idea of some of the problems on the horizon. But it's not too much at once after the long pause. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 4, 2022

    There are quite a few characters on the board at this point, and it can be a little difficult to remember who is where and doing what even for someone who has been with the series from the beginning. Still, this series continues to chart a course all its own and redefine what Arthurian tales can be, and it deserves every bit of praise it receives. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 11, 2022

    The issue is also notable for Bridgette's daughter showing up at the heroes' compound… as a friend? And the return of Lancelot looking for Elaine suggesting that this pair might still have a part to play in what is to come. But whose side will they be on? Read Full Review

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