Extraordinary X-Men #5

Extraordinary X-Men #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 18
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

• The clock is winding down for mutantkind and one of the X-Men's oldest foes has come to speed up the process: MISTER SINISTER has returned! And he's bringing the X-Men face-to-face with their greatest fear...
•  As the first chapter of EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN races to its exciting conclusion, one thing's for sure for this team of all-new, all-different X-Men: Not everyone will emerge unscathed.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Jan 18, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men gets top marks from me on both writing and art. It's shaping up to be an extraordinarily solid X-Series. The last of Xavier's dream team is still fighting for a world that wants them dead and the relationships between all the characters is leaving me wanting more in every issue. Everyone on this team had a very close relationship with Logan of Earth-616, so I can't wait to see how they all take to Old Man Logan as the series progresses Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 28, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men #5 is a fun issue sending a variant of a classic X-Men team into the wild world of Weirdworld. It's a fun place to see this team work and Lemire and Ibanez temper the weirdness with some great moments back at the school in Limbo. Extraordinary X-Men is…wait for it…extraordinary, and issue #5 is continuing what has been a solid run so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 15, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men #5 finally gave us a story befitting of it's title, with the battle between the Children of the Atom and Mister Sinister coming to a thrilling conclusion. The creative team also gave this band of X-Men a gripping set of character developments near the end, with Storm's leadership helping bring some harmony to the fragile human/mutant relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Jan 18, 2016

    With references to X-Men stories as diverse as Age of Apocalypse, Old Man Logan and Inferno, Lemire's take on these characters is strongest when he's not addressing issues like the Terrigen Mists, the mutant plague or the misguided mutant sterilization. Letting the X-Men be heroes, especially in a world that's never hated and feared them more, is the key to making this franchise work and working around editorial edicts and publisher initiatives are only going to benefit these stories and characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 16, 2016

    This issue, the end result of the first story arc for the Extraordinary X-Men, gives us a satisfying ending, and an excellent set up for whats to come with the next storyline. Lemire and Ramos both do an amazing job creating a new X-book, and the best X-book on the shelves today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 14, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men may have started a big heavy-handed, but this arc ends on a high note that shows that the creative team is more than willing to temper its big ideas with even bigger action. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Jan 16, 2016

    Overall, EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #5 is a worthy finale to anoverall appropriate first arc " and it make me very curious to see where the book is going! Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 14, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men is somewhat less than extraordinary when it comes to plot. The series is still fighting that uphill battle to finds its voice and offer readers a fresh, exciting direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 21, 2016

    Extraordinary X-men #5 succeeds in the basics, but not much else. The inherent flaws in the narrative render it impotent in terms of having an impact. However, these flaws don't completely undermine the potential of the story. There's still time to fill in these gaping plot holes to help give weight and context to this series. But like watching Tom Brady in a two-minute drill, it feels like that time is passing faster than it should. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Jason Venable Jan 19, 2016

    Overall, this issue fell a little flat, and Im hoping this series is not already treading water. I didnt read the Weirdworld Secet Wars tie-in, so Im not sure if I can expect more fun next issue or not Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 13, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men had an opportunity to be something different and exciting, but instead just rehashed a tired old storyline. Jeff Lemire has one arc out of the way and will need to amaze people with his next arc if he wants fans to stick around. The art department is decent but nothing to write home about. This book needs to get it together soon, because fans wont hang around for mediocrity. Read Full Review

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