A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5

Event\Storyline: A.X.E. Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 31
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  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 21, 2022

    Schitis art is wonderfully detailed and beautifully designed. Every page is visually stunning and connected with me as a reader.  Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 21, 2022

    I hope that this piece doesnt get brushed under the rug. I want to know how the world recovers. I want to see the ramifications of the big reveal on the last page. And whats going to happen to Tony, Sinister, and the rogue Eternals? They need to be held accountable. The point is: that Gillen has made an event thats hitting on all cylinders. From deep thoughts about life, religion, and origin to where the Marvel Universe will be heading after this event, Gillen continues to tie so much into one amazing story. You have to pick up A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 and grab the back issues ASAP! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 23, 2022

    In the end of the world there's hope. This story is the perfect event, and I can't wait to see how it ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 21, 2022

    If you want action, A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 has it in droves. The heroes take the fight to the Celestial in an issue that raises the stakes more than you can know. If a Marvel event is supposed to change how we think and see characters, A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 does it ten fold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 21, 2022

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 features awe-inspiring speeches combined with blockbuster-worthy artwork as Marvel's heroes make their last stand. With only one issue remaining, the final fate of the Marvel Universe hangs in the balance. And in my opinion, this is one of the few times where I've felt like the stakes are high enough for a story of this caliber. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Sep 21, 2022

    The movement being made feels unconnected from the main story, because the events are being told in the side minis, and tie-ins from the ongoings attached to the event. This, mixed with the character beats that just arent hitting like theyre supposed to makes this issue drag in parts. Hopefully Gillen pulls it together at the end. Id hate to see this story Ive been totally engrossed in for the last year and a half fall flat on its face. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Sep 28, 2022

    As the world ends, our heroes must work together to figure out a way to save the day. Kieron Gillen packs action and substance into the penultimate issue of AXE Judgement day Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 22, 2022

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 delivers an impactful penultimate chapter that pushed all our heroes to their limits against the Progenitor. Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti balance out all the giant spectacle moments with strong character moments. Hopefully with how things are left the final issue of A.X.E.: Judgment Day will deliver an impactful ending for Marvel's latest big event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 21, 2022

    It's a proper spectacle as rendered by Valerio Schiti and Marte Gracia who fill splashes with a resplendent array of costumes and ensure that even burning skylines possess a strange beauty. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Sep 21, 2022

    Final Thoughts:A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 looks great, sounds big, and feels important. There are plenty of spectacles and human emotion to keep you riveted to the page with every turn. However, the actual plot has barely moved more than a few steps when you consider the heroes' new plan is the same as the old plan. Come for the heart and the visuals, but don't bother if you're looking for a plot that takes up more than a few pages. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Sep 23, 2022

    This was my favorite issue yet. That was pretty much a perfect comic in my book. I can't believe they fit that much story into one issue. This issue was Powerful, emotional,and Inspirational. The last page reveal was phenomenal as it was very powerful and the right call. It also is a huge step forward that will change the game for the mutants. Simply put the book is an absolutely brilliant one that left me blown away. I absolutely love comic books and issues and stories like this bolster and reinforce that love.

  • 10
    Forever_Knight82 Sep 22, 2022

    My God Man. What a great time to be reading comics. I hope that if you are reading this event that your getting the whole thing it's absolutely mind blowing. If you can get all kinds of emotions from a reader then that's what a great book is all about and this is it.

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  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Sep 22, 2022

    Everyone who liked this issue is right, and everyone who disliked this issue is wrong. I will not elaborate.

  • 10
    SneakyToaster17 Sep 21, 2022

    This issue was great for me, and it looks like the event only is going to maintain steam from here on out.



    This issue felt like to me to be the end of Gillen’s efforts to characterize the Progenitor for us. He’s not a villain like Uranos or Thanos with alotta hard understanding behind how they think and act. For me, he really came into form in the last two issues.

  • 9.5
    ZONS9 Sep 25, 2022

    I'll be the first to admit my Marvel Event fatigue, but I'd be lying if a said this event hasn't been good. Gillen's work was great in Eternals and continues here and his particular combination of whimsical, engaging characters, high stakes and personal pathos is a win.

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Sep 21, 2022

    this was the issue that finally got me interested and it picked up the pace.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Sep 27, 2022

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but this series is really solid. It's the first event in a while that felt event worthy. This issue has it all.

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Sep 26, 2022

    So much happening and so much revealed. The action is nonstop the character work is intense.
    This event is still going strong.

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 26, 2022

    Cool, but predictable ending. I’ll be honest, I’m not always sure what’s happening in this series, but it’s kept my interest.

  • 7.5
    Sollywoods Sep 22, 2022

    First of all, none of my issues with this, um, issue, is about death in comics. Death and rebirth in comics is just another plot point, especially in a story about death and rebirth like this one, so let it happen. That's part of the fun here. There's just not much fun here. The event overall, I've found to be very boring. Not for lack of action, action for the sake of action can still be boring. This issue was a bit more interesting than previous, I'm certainly not saying it sucked, it just hasn't made me care about it. The random people it spends time on, only for like 2 pages but it feels like an eternity to read such dull things. I don't usually find Gillen a boring writer, (Die was bloody fantastic!) just this time through.

  • 7.0
    Kalaoui Sep 21, 2022

    This has all the plot points to work but I just couldn't get into any of the same plans being done again. It took me a while to figure out why I just couldn't get into this event until I remembered how the Eternals by Gillen worked so well with the machine narrating but this one is narrated by the progenitor. That is the main hold up for me because I could follow the machine's narrative while this progenitor is not suited to be narrating this at all. Some scenes make sense then the next 3 are nonsensical and the rules are there are no rules. Then comes the Cap moment at the end and I have to have someone explain to me how Cap gets out of the egg with his shield in hand? Seriously? Just because it's a made up story doesn't mean it can't have more

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  • 4.0
    fzanca Sep 24, 2022

    I'm not sure what's even going on here anymore. We go back to those people again for no reason. Cap does what Cap always does and tries to appeal to the humanity in the villain, except this villain doesn't have any. So, he and Nightcrawler are killed. Nightcrawler is resurrected (whatever) and doesn't even mention Cap dying. NO ONE DOES. No one seems to give a crap that one of the biggest superheroes on the planet was killed. It's not like no one knew. They were all connected psychically -- everyone on the whole planet. In real life, everyone would have been freaking out. Not here - everyone is like - oh, well we have better things to do. Thor is also killed. This is mentioned once. Then Cap is resurrected when he's not a mutant and there w more

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