House of X #5

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 106
9.5Critic Rating
9.3User 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
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 19, 2019

    It's the final touches on an issue that, for all my searching, I can't honestly find a single fault with. The future is exciting and a little foreboding for the X-Men at this point, and I wouldn't want it any other way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Sep 18, 2019

    This issue's implications will be dissected for quite some time, or at the very least until the next issue of Powers of X. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 18, 2019

    HOUSE OF X is absolutely astounding. This is the most important moment in X-Men history since 1963. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 18, 2019

    This book is a thrilling achievement, not only story wise, but visually as well. We finally get some answers and those answers are so satisfying, it makes you excited for what is to come next. This game changing issue is a must read by everyone. The new x-universe is coming and this is your first real taste of that new universe. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Sep 18, 2019

    This one is going to have people talking, and deservedly so. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 21, 2019

    House of X is the benchmark for what an X-Men book should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 18, 2019

    House Of X #5 is where things really start to come together for this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 18, 2019

    In a series punctuated by game-changers, House of X #5 stands nicely amongst the upper echelons of this already ambitious series. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 18, 2019

    Pepe Larrazs art is absolutely beautiful. Everything is full of glorious details and the visual style of the characters is amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 19, 2019

    The last thing I want to mention is a brief note at the end of ‘The Mind' section of the ‘Resurrection' data page. It states “NOTE: There has been no experimentation regarding what happens when you combine a mutant MIND with a HUSK that is not their own” and this just screams lies or foreshadowing to me. Can't wait til this one comes full circle. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Sep 19, 2019

    Powerful, beautiful, impactful. "House of X" #5 is yet another brilliant issue on the Hickman, Larraz, and Silva reinvention that will be referenced for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 18, 2019

    This series is laden with a full measure of intellect and heart, a measure pressed down and overflowing. It is an absolute work of art. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 18, 2019

    Is there a comic writer currently that takes more time to cultivate a more thorough blueprint to a series than Jonathan Hickman? His reveals are remarkable, wildly unique, resourceful, and cause fans to question the very foundation of the heroes they've grown to admire and adore since childhood. Readers will leave this issue with so many answers to some of the questions theyve wondered since the first week. However, Hickman opens the door to future confrontations and dilemmas while bringing this shift in narrative to a close. With three issues left, this reviewer is becoming more and more excited for the direction ahead and feels like the possibilities are endless with Hickmans guidance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 18, 2019

    Overall: House of X #5 is another amazing read. Hickman is driving this story toward what is sure to be a spectacular ending. I have not been this excited about a Marvel comic book in years. I have not been this excited about an X-Men comic in decades. House of X #5 is worth every penny of the cover price. If you love superhero comic books then you need to be reading Hickman's X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 18, 2019

    The comic is an interesting one continuing to change the X-Men in ways I'm torn about. The characters continue at times to be uncharacteristic of them. As if they've been brainwashed into the cult of Charles. They're no longer students, they're kool-aid drinkers. There's an amazing story here by House of X #5 continues the shift from minority heroes to the terror of the minority. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 21, 2019

    The House of X story just gets weirder and crazier with a truly bizarre, status quo-altering issue. But I'm still on board and excited to see where the heck this is all going! Read Full Review

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