House of X #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 110
9.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans' plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 4, 2019

    Overall this issue is explosive, intense, jaw dropping, and one big kick to the gut of emotions that leaves us begging for more. Hickman isn’t holding back, and neither do we want him too. This issue puts us just past halfway, and so here on out things are going to get intense and I can’t wait. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 5, 2019

    House of X Issue #4 brings the Nimrod eliminating mission to a close and does so in wildly dramatic fashion. Another phenomenal issue for Jonathan Hickman, with Powers of X up to bat next week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Sep 4, 2019

    House of X #4 is possibly the strongest issue of Hickman's work on the X-line so far. It is incredibly emotional and hard-hitting from the very beginning, and by the end its purpose and message are clear. It's also a stunning display of the potential of Hickman's proper X-Men ongoing once House of X and Powers of X wrap up. Based on the last two issues, Hickman's X-Men will be incredibly well-written and enjoyable, with both plot and character writing to outshine near every writer on the line prior. While the future for the X-Men has never looked darker, the future for the X-line has never looked brighter. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Sep 4, 2019

    On a plot level, we're still asking the same questions we were after reading last week's issue, but this issue proves some moments are worth lingering on. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2019

    Pepe Larraz delivers some stunning art in this issue. Every page is filled with beauty, detail and energy in both the action and the characters. The panels kept pace with the rising action of the story and there are some visually dramatic moments throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 4, 2019

    House Of X #4 is a book where the shocks keep mounting. Each one takes the wind out of the reader but works to sell the stakes of the mission. Hickman makes sure that none of it seems unearned or gratuitous. These moments also open up a whole lot more questions about the future of the book and where it goes next that are so very tantalizing. Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia's art give the script the imagery it needs to be effective. Just like every issue so far, this one will leave readers breathless to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 4, 2019

    FINAL THOUGHTSThis reviewer has never felt so proud of these magnificent mutants as he did after this each. However, this fan has also never felt so heartbroken either. This is a MUST buy and a MUST read if you care about these characters and the franchise moving forward. Dont wait until the weekend to pick this up. Go today and make it a priority. Its a truly amazing read for different reasons than the other issues, yet just as dynamic and exciting as the rest. Readers will be so proud of Hickmans portrayal, love, and care of these characters. Excellent job Mr. Hickman! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 4, 2019

    Brilliant, beautiful, edge-of-your-seat drama. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 4, 2019

    This is a MUST buy and a MUST read if you care about these characters and the franchise moving forward. Dont wait until the weekend to pick this up. Go today and make it a priority. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 4, 2019

    This is a beautiful, brutal, terrible read one that will serve as a reminder of the nobility at the centre of these characters and the love that makes them great. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 5, 2019

    The events of House of X #4 are likely to leave readers with a lot more questions. The events herein are straight-forward (and stronger for it), but as positioned within the series as a whole it raises a lot of questions. The synopsis makes it clear that "Xavier's dream turns deadly for some of his students," so it's not a spoiler to say that there's some amount of death here. The effectiveness of said death may vary in mileage for some, but the weight of the moments isn't dulled one bit thanks to Hickman's dialogue and pacing, as well as Larraz' art, the weight is still full potency. House of X #4 hits every right note for what it needs to be, setting up a potentially chilling escalation of the storyline with action, character shading, triumph and tragedy. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2019

    House of X #4 ups the stakes even higher and highlights the emotional drama of the X-Men's most important battle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 7, 2019

    House of X continues to be the best thing to happen to the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 4, 2019

    This is the X-Men as you've never really seen them before and possibly, the best they've ever been. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 4, 2019

    I'm not going to lie, this issue broke me. I was ready for a lot of things to happen, especially knowing that some part of this mission was going to be a disaster. However, nothing could have prepared us for how this mission was going to play out from start to finish. It began with a bang in House of X #3, and from there it was a slow snuffing of the lights till there was nothing left. With that said, I'm still ready for some sort of twist to this, but that doesn't change what has happened in this moment. You can't unsee your favorite X-Men going through an experience like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 5, 2019

    Overall: House of X #4 is another phenomenal read. Jonathan Hickman is treating readers to a level of writing that is simply not found in other mainstream super-hero comic books. House of X #4 is absolutely worth every penny of its cover price. If you like super-hero comic books then you definitely need to start reading Hickman's House of X and Powers of X. If you are a lapsed X-Men fan then now is the time for you to hop aboard Hickman's story. You will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 7, 2019

    The big X-Men event gets crazy in a really big way, but beyond that, this is still an exceptionally written and drawn X-Men comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 9, 2019

    "House of X" #4 carries pulse-pounding action, beautiful art and a massive amount of comic book death. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 4, 2019

    The issue is driven by the action and whether Cyclops and his team will complete their mission. But, with Hickman's hook in Moira X it doesn't matter as things can be done over and over. The fear of finality is taken away. Along with knowing the series that are next, the deaths in the issue ring rather hallow. House of X #4 leaves us with a comic that's an inch deep on inspection. While enjoyable, it rings rather empty in the end. Read Full Review

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