House of X #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 115
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Aug 30, 2019

    But lest we forget the artists bringing his grand plan to life. Laraz and Gracia are finessing these pages like Dali and Picasso on the easel.The page of the X-Men leaving the Krakoa moon base and heading to their deadly mission is stunning. The look of every member of the X-Men is incredible and supremely detailed. Classic Wolverine,Marvel Girl and Sabertooth X-Fits are just perfect. Ms. Emma Frost rollin up to Achilles slaying it with the PETA disrespectin, all white mink? Don't get me started. P.S. I love it when Wolverine calls Cyclops, Slim.House of X #3 is out now and if you're not up on this and POX, what are you even doing with your life? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Aug 28, 2019

    Overall this is a jaw dropping book not to be missed. House of X continues to remains consistent delivering one of the best stories we have ever gotten in the X-books. This issue finally brings some action, and wow does it ever deliver on that as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Aug 28, 2019

    House of X #3 provides the first taste of Hickman's voice for the X-Men, and it is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 28, 2019

    Pepe Larraz offers some brilliant, beautiful and detailed art in this issue. Everything was visually stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 28, 2019

    House of X #3 (Hickman, Larraz) Add together action, heart, a good dash of sci-fi, a smattering of political intrigue, a giant explosion, and you get this book. There's a brave new world, right between these covers, and, O, what people are in it! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Aug 29, 2019

    HOUSE OF X #3 continues the epic that Hickman and team set out to explore, by taking us to space and more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chrys Terlizzi Sep 3, 2019

    Hickman and Larraz continue to use tone effectively in making the reader uneasy with who they should be rooting for. This story feels that it will be essential X-Men reading for future generations, and this issue was the most action-packed part yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 28, 2019

    While I am sure this is just the beginning of the end for whatever these series have to offer, as we've hit the midpoint of the "two series that are one," House of X #3 is another winner for this new era of X. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Aug 29, 2019

    House of X #3 ends on a cliffhanger, although not one I think a lot of people will be too nervous over. It's a big ending to an issue that is less splashy than its predecessors, but just as needed for the story. It's not always about delivering a shocking reveal on every page; it's about making each part of the story, like Wolverine, the best at what it does. And in terms of telling a necessary chapter that sets up more to come while delivering great character moments and good art, House of X #3 delivers on that level. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Aug 30, 2019

    A great issue of the X-Men in action that twists where our sympathies lie as readers to create a new twist on a classic mutant scenario. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 28, 2019

    This book is an unfolding puzzle box where each new wrinkle makes things more complicated, but always in a good way. The art is incredible, too.What's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 28, 2019

    House of X #3 takes a traditional X-Men formula and infuses it with both huge stakes and human drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 28, 2019

    House of X #3 is another focused issue and I can't argue with the choice to show us what happened, or what happens when the X-Men make this move to stop the creation of Nimrod. Will this be the actual timeline played out? Or is what we're seeing right now what happens after Moira X brings the information to stop Nimrod to the X-Men? You never know when it comes to Hickman, but you definitely sit eager to find out how this ends, because it started off with one heck of a bang! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 28, 2019

    House of X #3 is the most traditional of Hickman's X-Men entries so far. It's all about the action and the battle to come. With Cyclops in the lead, we get some of the more expected banter between teammates though dialogue as a whole feels sparse, This is one that's about the visuals taking you along for a rocket ride of an issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 28, 2019

    If youre reading HOUSE OF X #3 and expecting a monumental moment that leaves you breathless, you wont find that this week. However, you will get a sturdy, foundational story filled with facts, evidence, and information without too many shocking twists or reveals. That said, this issue is STILL a must-read if you are an X-Men fan or have simply been following the story to date. Fans should pick this one up knowing that it may not live up to prior issues but it is still far better than many other comics in circulation right now. Pick it up for a nice read but dont expect as much discussion or speculation as in the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 28, 2019

    House Of X #3 presents a lot of great ideas, showing how both sides in the brewing mutant/human conflict are driving themselves closer to tragedy. The mutants newfound power is making some of them hubristic and antagonistic. While humans are playing with technological power that could very well their doom if it goes the wrong way. Its a great dichotomy, and Hickman lays out in a way that is subtle enough to not seem preachy. The art by Larraz and Gracia is a bit too dark in some places, but they still present some great imagery. While this issue doesnt have the huge, redefining moments that previous installments of this book or Powers Of X had, its still a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 28, 2019

    House of X #3 is the series' most traditional superhero narrative yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Chloe Maveal Aug 28, 2019

    This was a great transitional issue that provided a titillating setup for what we're about to see for the next few weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 31, 2019

    A more character and story-based issue drives things forward with really good character and story work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 29, 2019

    House of X #3 is an absolute joy to read. Jonathan Hickman continues to mesmerize with his exquisitely crafted story. There simply is not another superhero title on the market that offers the reader a better value for their dollar than Hickman's X-Men. If you like super-hero comic books then you absolutely need to go out and support House of X and Powers of X. Titles written this well deserve strong reader support. Read Full Review

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