Excalibur #16

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 47
7.9Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The team is left changed in the aftermath of X OF SWORDS... and some things lost cannot be replaced.  
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 30, 2020

    I look forward to seeing how all of this pans out in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Dec 27, 2020

    I may not have given Excalibur a try at first but as someone who wasn't keeping up with the book before, I can say that now is a good place to start. Tini Howard handles the characters well and injects a tone that makes following the team fun. Even without being a fantasy buff, you can tell that each member fills a specific role and they are definitely about to embark on an epic quest. My only issue is that the plot doesn't really give Marcus To's art anything to do. If the last few pages are any indication, however, it will have its chance to shine as the team moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Rob Stryczek Dec 23, 2020

    I love seeing Excalibur being able to support each other in their time of loss. Even when disagreeing, they can find ways to continue together. By the end, we see them forming a stronger unit with the beautiful flow of their powers coming together. Meggan joining this lineup is absolutely exciting to me, as I have been a long time fan of this character. Im really looking forward to what this creative team has planned for her and with the fun cliffhanger, the direction of the team in Reign of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 23, 2020

    The result is an accessible collection of characters with more than a dozen hooks to excite readers about what may come next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 23, 2020

    That said, even though the path seemed obvious, the issue just didn't have enough excitement, intrigue, or pizzazz to keep me hooked. It was unfortunately rather flat and cluttered with dialogue. EXCALIBUR #16 may be a perfect spot for new readers to hop on board but they're going to have to give this series a ton of time. Overall, if you're invested in EXCALIBUR, you'll tune in this week to see where your favorites are after X OF SWORDS. Otherwise, this may not be the week to give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Dec 23, 2020

    While I dont know if this issue is necessarily a good jumping-on point for those not already following the story in progress, its a promising start for this new arc that gives the team something meaningful to do, hopefully culminating in the full return of a de-shattered Betsy. Marcus Tos art also continues to be a lovely asset, with whimsical visuals that help sell Excaliburs place in the Krakoa saga. And again, Gambit in a crop top. Cant go wrong with that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Dec 23, 2020

    Excalibur #16 uses classic storytelling while finding fresh directions to take these characters in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Dec 23, 2020

    As far as single issues go, this one is very much a groundwork laying one, which Howard does well. Several interesting mysteries are presented and the character work done was much-needed. Read Full Review

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