Excalibur #13

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Tini Howard Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 21, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 40
7.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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X OF SWORDS, PART 9
Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul.
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 28, 2020

    OverallThis was a fun issue of Excalibur, which used politics and intrigue really well as Saturnine tried to play the Braddocks off against each other in order to try and get Brian to be the main protector of the Citadel and thus guard the various gateways into other universes. Thankfully we didn't get too much of apocalypse's subtle plotting in this issue, but he does get referenced. I loved the descriptions within the book about the history of the various swords as well as the history of the Captain Britain Corps. It is a good way to include new readers into the story. Overall. A really fun issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Oct 21, 2020

    Lush art and a sharp-edged story: what more do you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 21, 2020

    Excalibur #13 is easily the best crossover entry to "X of Swords" thus far. It weaves together a number of notable threads from its core series and, although the story focuses entirely on the Braddock siblings, provides space to move the entire cast's story forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 22, 2020

    I'm definitely on the fence as far as my opinion of Excalibur #13. It's not my favorite issue of “X of Swords”, but it's considerably better than, say Wolverine #6 and X-Force #13. Some highlights are Tini Howard and R.B. Silva's portrayal of the relationship between Betsy, Brian, and Jamie Braddock as well as the legacy of the Captain Britain Corps, and Nolan Woodard's heavy metal color palette. Some not-so-great parts are the battle between the Braddocks and the Excalibur doppelgangers even though the character designs are quite fun. It has all the trappings of a “mandatory fight scene”, and I felt less emotionally connected to it than when Betsy and Brian almost came to blows. With their deep personal connection to Otherworld, I'm interested to see how Captain Britain (Betsy Braddock) and the newly-minted Captain Avalon (Brian Braddock) fare in the “tournament” part of “X of Swords”. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 27, 2020

    I really enjoy the direction of the books in the last few issues. While Wolverine and Storm felt like heroes who rejected their family; this one felt like an acceptance of one. Hopefully these characters will be adequate foils to each other as the event continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Oct 21, 2020

    This is not a bad comic by any means; it's just not nearly as good as it could be. This may be the first disappointment in all of X of Swords. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 21, 2020

    Overall this chapter started out bumpy but really stuck the landing. It did get me excited to read this series after the event to find out where they take this story. That being said this chapter falls short when compared to others that have been such standouts in this event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Oct 21, 2020

    Excalibur #13 gets us where we need to go by the end, and Tini Howard gives readers a couple of cool things on the way as well. R. B. Silva's art was good throughout, but I did have problems with the pacing, mostly from the heavy use of dialogue. This issue wasn't a deal-breaker by any stretch, but it was my least favorite X of Swords issue so far. Read Full Review

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