X #5

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Tony Parker Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
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Disguised as harmless suburbanites, "the Rents" are actually psychotic assassins, determined to take their place at the top of Arcadia's food chain. Leigh delivers X's traditional warning . . . but ends up in a construction-site firefight with some very unpleasant soccer moms!

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 16, 2013

    Tony Parker steps in for Eric Nguyen and while he does a serviceable job, Eric Nguyen's talents can't be ignored. It will be interesting to see where things go from here. No matter what direction is chosen, the dark and twisted fun of X is something I will never forget about, again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 11, 2013

    What we have here is a good one-shot story that has long standing implications for the relationship of our two main characters. The art takes a dip, but only because Nguyen's was so iconically brutal. It'll be interesting to read where this story goes in the next arc because of how Leigh and X are growing as one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 13, 2013

    "X" #5 continues the overall quality of the series to date, and it makes me interested to see where the series will head next. Swierczynski and Parker are keeping the bar set well, and if you still haven't picked up "X" but are interested, this is actually as good a place as any to start. It's a bit of epilogue, sure, but it's also a launching point for the series heading forward, too. If you want a dirty gritty crime comic, you should be reading "X." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Sep 13, 2013

    I do enjoy these types of issues between arcs. It lets readers and creators take a breath, and showcase another aspect of the character. Dwayne Swierczynski continues to paint a mosaic of ultra-violence with different brush strokes in each issue. This time, its more straight forward guns and bad guys instead of a horror gore show. I think the strength of this series will be measured by the creative teams ability to demonstrate their versatility. I hope they a have an assortment of distinctive tales to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Sep 10, 2013

    Leigh is questioning her dedication, X questions his sanity or maybe it's just everyone around him and the villains continue to be outrageously fun and disturbingly dangerous. Not sure where X is heading with this stand alone tale but it's still worth reading if you enjoy the action and chaotic drama X has brought so far. Not as brutal as we've seen previously but still enough action to make it as edgy as promised. A solid book and totally worth it if you enjoy over-the-top action and characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Sep 11, 2013

    Dark Horse promises us a new story arc coming out in October. This explains why they stuck to a character development issue here. I am sure their next villain will be crazy as shit and lead X into some bad situations. Ferguson better get her act together, because I don't think X is changing his ways anytime soon, and it would be a shame to see her go. Read Full Review

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