Extermination #5

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 34
8.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• It all ends here!!!
•  The original five X-Men have taken the fight back to Ahab...but at what cost?
•  Who lives? Who dies? The X-Men will never be the same again.
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 2, 2019

    Extermination #5 is the perfect ending to time lost original five X-Mens story, while also being one of the best X-Men stories in years. Action packed, clever, and immaculately drawn, this is the rare Marvel event mini series that delivers everything it needs to and more. Brisson, Larraz, Gracia, and Sabino deserve all the praise for this book. Even for people who hate the idea of the O5 in present, this is a perfect story and this last issue is the icing on the cake. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 22, 2018

    Extermination set the path for where the X-books will go in the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 19, 2018

    This book had it all " action, heartbreak, lessons learned, and jaw-dropping twists and frankly, it's quite the high note for the House of Ideas to end their year on. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Dec 19, 2018

    EXTERMINATION #5 is, from beginning to end, a beautiful, exciting book. Ed Brisson makes this into his tribute to the Original Five, and boy is it amazing. All X-Men fans need to read this book, especially if you're a fan of the Original Five. Pepe Larraz's art is fraught with emotion, and that makes it look simply astounding. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Dec 29, 2018

    An great ending to a really enjoyable mini-series. Ed Brisson and Pepe Larraz put the X pieces back into place and they also made me an X-Fan along the way. I know that the first part is way more important, but I hope they realize how important the second part was to me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Dec 19, 2018

    Extermination ends as it began--with stunning artwork, killer twists and emotional character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 19, 2018

    EXTERMINATION will be essential X-Men reading going forward. It's loaded with everything you want out of an X-Men story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 27, 2018

    The art by Pepe Larraz was amazing and all of the action scenes delivered with impressive visual energy and detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 19, 2018

    This event delivers in wrapping up years of plot lines, and messy time travel plot lines at that. It also sets up some twists with one saying holy crap and one not expected to be in this issue, but expected due to solicitations. X events have been hit and miss for years but this is one that delivers in every way and that includes this final issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 1, 2019

    The conclusion of the Extermination series combined tight writing with beautiful art and manages to tie off most of the loose ends created by the time-displaced O5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 19, 2018

    An event book with this level of impact that feels this organic probably hasn't existed since the "Messiah Complex"/"Messiah War" era. (Yeah, it's been a while.) There's a lot of good work here that hopefully signals a bold new direction for the X-line. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jan 3, 2019

    As a series, Extermination answered a number of questions but did so in a way to set up what's next. Good, not great. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 20, 2018

    Extermination #5 delivered a lackluster conclusion to what turned out to be a highly disappointing X-Men event. Ed Brisson missed the mark on many character moments that should've been highly impactful to the X-Men franchise. All of the misses, along with the delay of this finale causing spoilers for how things ended, made the entire Extermination series an X-Men event fans can easily pass on. Read Full Review

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