Excalibur #14

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 62
7.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Two swords. Two cups. Two must answer.

Rated T+

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 17, 2020

    A really fun issue. That leaves us with more questions than answers. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Nov 11, 2020

    Excalibur #14 is a memorable installment to the X of Swords saga. Tini Howard effortlessly puts together a fast-paced and emotional narrative, which is given an enchanted quality to by artist Phil Noto. This is a definite high point of the Excalibur series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 11, 2020

    These crossover issues are only for fans of X OF SWORDS. Sure, Betsy, Shogo, and Jubilee make an appearance from the main EXCALIBUR run, but ultimately this isn't the focus of the issue. Thus, if you're not into this event, you may want to skip this month's installment. However, I highly recommend giving this a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 11, 2020

    In this book, unbalanced, unsatisfactory storytelling is partially ballasted by beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 11, 2020

    Overall this chapter comes from the opposite direction I was expecting it would. It delivers a fresh and intriguing set of battles like no other. This tournament is going to be an interesting one that’s for sure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 11, 2020

    I will always appreciate when event crossover comic book get weird and Excalibur #14 is certainly that, on top of some fantastic artwork and character beats. That said, it might read a little silly amid the overall high stakes of 'X of Swords.' All we can do is hope that Excalbur #14's changes to the scoreboard matter once the game is done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 13, 2020

    The contest isn't as riveting as the previous issues foreshadowed. I am hoping that the next few issues are going to have more depth than simply a "I pass this challenge and you pass that one." I think the ideas are there but they aren't paying off quite yet within the story as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 12, 2020

    "Excalibur" #14's slow pacing muddles the script's solid character beats. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 14, 2020

    The sword fights commence and they can't even get that part right. This is a pleasant issue to read on its own, but it really throws X of Swords for a weird loop. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 14, 2020

    Excalibur #14 finally kicked off the tournament that X of Swords has been building up to. The first two matches of the tournament did a good job in showing what the X-Men are up against, especially with the big loss they suffer in one of the matches. That said, when things were said and done it did not feel like Excalibur #14 moved the goal post forward very much. Hopefully the story development is better paced out as we are now entering the final chapters of the X of Swords story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 12, 2020

    After more than a dozen chapters of intricate and interesting build, it's disconcerting that the high-stakes game now reads like an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Read Full Review

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