Extermination #4

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 30
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• The X-Men are at the end of their rope.
•  If even one of the original five X-Men dies, our future is lost.
•  Jean Grey and the X-Men only have one option left...and it may cost them everything.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 31, 2018

    Awesome to read, beautiful to look at, Extermination has exceeded expectations for an event and brought back the awesome to the X-Men. This issue will have folks dissecting what's revealed for some time and I'm sure this is an issue that'll be referenced for years to come in various ways. One more issue to go in what is the best X event in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 31, 2018

    The writing is well done and all of the character moments work, especially with Cable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 4, 2018

    Extermination is the best the X-Men have been since "Second Coming." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 5, 2018

    Extermination #4 delivers nearly everything it needs to. Sometimes, a writer will slow things down for the second to last issue of a story, but Brisson doesnt do that here. He keeps the frenetic pace of the book up, and is able to fit in all the exposition without sacrificing any of the drama or action. The cliffhanger ending will throw readers for a curve and keep them on the hook for the next issue. The only weakness is the art, and even thats a minor weakness. Extermination remains one of the best X-Men stories in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan Oct 31, 2018

    The Extermination creative team keeps the quality high as this mini-series speeds toward its conclusion--and a cliffhanger everybody will be talking about. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 9, 2018

    The penultimate issue is fast-paced and well-plotted, with enough action and banter to keep the readers entertained and anxious about the safety of their favorite characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 31, 2018

    There's a lot that could have gone wrong with Extermination, the X-Men's latest status quo-changing event, but it speaks to writer Ed Brisson and artists Pepe Larraz, Ario Anindito, Dexter Vines, and Erick Arciniega that they're able to keep this unwieldy ship afloat, juggling dozens of characters with some smooth and effective artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Oct 31, 2018

    Like the previous issues of this series, Extermination #4 has a surprise moment at the end of the issue that has me eager to read the next chapter. That eagerness is tinged with ambivalence, however. I like the work Larraz, Anindito, Vines, Arciniega, and Sabino bring to this issue, but I really do wish we had an entire story penciled by Larraz and colored by Gracia. If they're back next issue, that will add a nice touch to the series, but on the flipside of that, Anindito, Vines, and Arciniega will have one more issue's worth of work to gel and to make their contribution to Extermination stand out. Regardless, this penultimate issue has some fun payoffs, sets up some tense revelations, and gives readers a reason to look forward to the conclusion of Extermination. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Paul Smerdon Nov 3, 2018

    Time for the Original X-men to go home but will they leave in a body bag or as they once were. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 31, 2018

    If what we have been getting in Extermination is any indication of what we can expect from the X-Men books in the near future, then it's a welcome return to form for Marvel's Merry Mutants. Classic fans will enjoy this and new fans will be made. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 1, 2018

    Extermination #4 was exactly the penultimate issue that this X-Men event needed. Ed Brisson fixes all the problems that this event previously faced. The majority of the characters involved, including the main antagonist Ahab, were elevated by what happened in Extermination. Now with how this issue ended the stage is set for Brisson to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the X-Men's Extermination event. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 5, 2018

    "Extermination" #4 is a solid superhero title and evolution for the X-Men despite a few contrived story beats. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 31, 2018

    It may not be Extermination's strongest chapter, but it ends on a note that is sure to have X-Men fans talking until the final issue arrives. Read Full Review

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