Excalibur #5

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 49
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7.5User Rating

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  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jan 12, 2020

    Overall. This was a pretty enjoyable issue. Although I will admit to having had a little trouble following at times due to the fact that my head is still a little foggy with a cold and so forth. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Jan 12, 2020

    You can feel just how much she enjoys coming up with this. Marcus is putting out incredible art on this series, with powerful linework and bold images that emanate strength. Any panel we see Betsy in is a gift that I cherish, as her Captain Britain suit is nothing short of legendary. The colors compliment and raise the bar on the pencils at every juncture in Excalibur #5. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 8, 2020

    Likely this is the penultimate issue and you can tell by way of the amount of action and twists in the narrative. Howard and To are preparing us for a whole new adventure as the characters come together and fight as a (nearly) a full team.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Jan 8, 2020

    EXCALIBUR #5 is one of those issues where you will be forced to read it because everybody else will be talking about it. You will also want to avoid any spoilers in order to fully appreciated what Tini Howard has in store for some of the most interesting characters in any of the X-books. If you were thinking that once again, EXCALIBUR is just too far adrift from what else is happening in all of the other X-titles, think again. This issue is not one to pass on! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Jan 9, 2020

    For as much as it provides good plot momentum, much of this issue ofExcalibur is more of a "par for the course" situation. That'snot bad, because what we've had is a lot of fun. Howard's voice for thecharacters ring true, and I'm very interested to see where the storygoes from here. "Panic on the Streets for London" adds toExcalibur's strong case for being the most consistent of the Dawnof X books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 9, 2020

    While a bit lost in the fog of battle this chapter, Excalibur #5 continues to be a worthy tale for the new incarnation of the team. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 10, 2020

    The Very Good fire Fox is back and so is Rogue. This issue is a lot of fun, and exactly what you want from a fantasy X-Series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 8, 2020

    The character bits in Excalibur #5 offer a reminder as to why this series still offers plenty of promise, even after multiple false starts and an opening volley of plots that all landed with a thud. Read Full Review

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