Children of the Atom #5

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 35
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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COTA'S BEEN CAPTURED!
Someone is out for revenge on the X-MEN and you'll never guess who! The CHILDREN OF THE ATOM, caught in the crossfires of the war on mutants, need a hero. And that hero might just be among them!
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 8, 2021

    Children of the Atom #5 feels like showing off, honestly. Ayala, Medina, and Curiel are just so good together, and this issue is just them knocking it out of the park page after page. This comic has everything that anyone would want from it. Its just so good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 7, 2021

    Children of the Atom is the perfect example of how to approach the X-Men and their world for a modern era that strives to truly represent the diversity of humanity. Beautiful, creative, and energetic artwork fills every single page and slides easily between heartfelt & heart-wrenching moments to action-packed moments with the COTA heroes and X-Men. Everything about this book just clicks and it's exactly the type of series that Marvel should be producing for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 13, 2021

    These kids are a great collection of personalities, and I really hope to see more of them once the miniseries is over, especially Daycrawler. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 10, 2021

    This is a consistently fun and well-made comic, and this issue is no exception. I'm just not sure what this series was about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jul 7, 2021

    Children of the Atom #5 is a superb issue. Ayala has told a terrific story using these characters. They have felt natural and real from the start, and all with feelings and troubles that are relatable to almost everyone. Themes of identity and exploring said identity to discover the truth is an important message, using a powerful allegory in order to tell it. The art has been tremendous, propelling the book forward with infectious energy. It may be difficult to know where these characters may be used going forward, but the issue creates as many questions as it answers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 15, 2021

    I'd like to give Children of the Atom #5 a better score because I really like the thought behind this team. However, it just wasn't a very energetic issue. Nevertheless, COTA (Children Of The Atom) are a group of teens who adore their mutant heroes and strive to emulate them. Yet, this issue didn't feel much teen energy. It was rather a tired old mule. Not even Gimmick being invited to the Hellfire Gala seemed to raise many emotions on her peers. And, the fight scenes with the adult mutants against the U-Men felt forced. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 7, 2021

    It's a perfectly fine step forward and one that offers some entertaining spreads and useful information, but all of that is delivered in a fashion that still leaves me to wonder why exactly I need to pick up another issue next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jul 6, 2021

    This is a well drawn and visually appealing comic, but the story structure and writing borders on incompetent. Read Full Review

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