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: 79
9.5Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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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!
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  • 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
    ComicBook.com - 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

  • 10
    DeadManSoul Sep 18, 2019

    What a perfect issue. The research that Kickman did for this issue is insame. How he took the time to explain everything is just a pleasure to read. The art is beautiful, the writting is top. How perfect and eerie this issue was. It made me happy reading this, full of hope, but it also gave the feeling that something very rotten is happening. Loved it.

    A very well deserved 10!

    Extra: Loved the glimpse of Marrow and Calisto.

  • 9.5
    Linkush Sep 18, 2019

    What a beautiful issue.

    This time around, we get an issue that gives us a lot of needed information. The whole resurrection process was so carefully detailed and interesting. Pretty much the highlight of the issue for me. After that, we get some more information about mutant diplomacy, and by the end, it looks like all mutants are finally united. All of it connects so nicely to what we've seen in past issues. It amazes me every time.

    All of this wouldn't work as well without the beautiful art from Larraz. Fantastic work from him.

  • 10
    Grifter Sep 18, 2019

    MIND. BLOWN. AGAIN.

  • 10
    allenquanobi Sep 18, 2019

    Awesome reveals, great art, great story, great dialogue. Hickman really gets these characters and what their motivations really are especially with how he writes apocalypse, Xavier, and magneto. Hickman tweeted last night about how hes gonna be on X-Men for a couple years, and if that doesn't make you excited, I don't know what will.

  • 10
    Marvel Overlord Sep 18, 2019

    Fantastic issue.

    This issue provides a lot of information for this on going run and also changed the landscape of the X men. But the resurrection takes off the impact of the X-Men death in the previous issue.

  • 10
    YourGreenMuse Sep 18, 2019

    This whole thing is incredibly creepy and cultish and I really enjoy that.

  • 10
    Toonstrack Sep 18, 2019

    Johnathan Hickman is a genius. That is all.

  • 9.5
    Kalaoui Sep 18, 2019

    Brilliantly done. Well researched and put together. What a reveal! No details from me because it has to be read and enjoyed without spoilers. It's amazing how great and uneasy the story feels. Also thanks Bendis! Pepe Larraz's art cannot get any better. It's half the reason this book is what is. Gracia's colors gave it some nice vibrancy. That last page man the sun flare looked too real!

  • 9.5
    CaptnAmerca Sep 19, 2019

    I love how Hickman "Bendis-ed" Bendis' own character.

  • 7.5
    letskillrobots Sep 19, 2019

    “Stand here naked in front of a crowd of people and prove you are your normal selves!”

  • 10
    Anotherfan Sep 18, 2019

    Perfection. There is everything to love here.

  • 10
    BG1904 Sep 18, 2019

    This issue gave me goosebumps lol

  • 10
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 18, 2019

    Another perfect issue!! And I think the X-Men are the most powerful beings of Marvel Universe right now and beyond.

  • 10
    gustave154 Sep 19, 2019

    Wow this is truly the start of a new age of X-Men

  • 10
    JustCrazy Sep 19, 2019

    What the hell I could be nitpicky But the whole story been great I can't wait for October for all the X - books to start

  • 10
    axdn Sep 19, 2019

    God I had to read this twice to really appreciate it , I can wait to see what's next

  • 10
    Darrell Sep 19, 2019

    I've been reading comics for over 40 years. I honestly cannot remember the last time I was this excited to see how a story was going to turn out in the end.

  • 9.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 28, 2019

    I have never felt so vindicated in my whole life, Daken is the best.

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Sep 21, 2019

    THE GOOD:

    -This was a good issue. Not nearly as powerful as the last, but I don't think it's possible for an issue in this run to be bad.

    -I liked the explanation for the mutant resurrection. That whole concept was really well thought out and cool.

    -Storm's speech was good. Even if it was the point, I did get a little tired of the repetitive nature of it towards the end.

    -I really loved that conversation between Erik and Charles. The dialogue wasn't overblown and their interaction was great.

    -I liked the Emma Frost/Charles scene a lot too.

    -Apocalypse is wonderfully written here.

    -Well, that was a great damn ending.

    THE BAD:

    -Oh, boy. T more

  • 10
    thorstone Sep 20, 2019

    This series is already revolutionizing X-Men (again), and perhaps the Marvel Universe as a whole, but that is a given at this point.

    What must be acclaimed the most about Hickman's masterful epic is his ability to make us question what we thought we knew about sci-fi elements such as artificial intelligence, dystopian futures, alternate realities/universes, time travel, cloning, resurrection, and memory cataloging (is that what you call it?) and expanding on it in a manner that only the best sci-fi writers of all-time have. And this is a key issue in that expansion, pulling back the curtain a little more on the mystery of this story that's been unraveling over the past month, and ending on one of the highest of high notes. This more

  • 10
    freemanlouis7 Sep 20, 2019

    Everything I was hoping issue six would be I got in issue five. I am definitely on the hype train.

  • 9.5
    EDiakota Sep 21, 2019

    "It was a gift, and in the giving you save us all."
    - Professor X

  • 9.5
    GTMedia Reviews Sep 24, 2019

    I wasn't a fan of the Bendis era of X-Men. I absolutely hated what he did with Avengers Vs X-Men. I also wasn't really a fan of the Young X-Men being pulled forward into the current timeline. It was a really lame idea that hung around way too long.

    One of the characters Bendis has introduced that I found to be extremely goofy was Goldballs. He was given a ton of attention but seemed to be more of a favorite of the creator than the fans.

    If you told me that Goldballs would be immensely important to the House of X storyline I would have told you to GTFOH but Hickman makes it work. Hickman also brings other lesser-known characters to the forefront like Elixir, Tempest, Hope Summers. He also brings classic villain Proteu more

  • 9.0
    Silver Rocket Sep 18, 2019

    Great.

  • 9.0
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Sep 20, 2019

    The only thing harming the book at this point are the info dumps and how often it comes out. It makes it a bit tough to convince myself to read it, but by the time I do read it I am either satisfied or blown away.

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  • 8.5
    egon244 Sep 19, 2019

    "They should have killed us all when they had a chance"

    Ha! I knew it! The moment I saw those cocoons in issue #1. That's why issue #4 disappointed me, those deaths had no weight to them, they felt pointless.

    Anyway, after a tiny drop with HOX #4 and POX #4, this X-Train is back on the right track. This issue is just so packed with mutant goodness.

    First of all, the mutant resurrection procedure is so well thought out. Every step of the way is shown and explained very well, it ties the plot threads from Powers of 10 and makes some aspects of that book much, much clearer. It makes the X-Men and the mutantkind virtually immortal and depicts Professor X as a sort of mad scientist. A bit creepy look for Chuck. more

  • 8.0
    Micky H Oct 5, 2019

    Not as jaw dropping as #4 but a very good issue. Loved the tie in at the beginning

  • 5.5
    Nicolas Michaud Sep 22, 2019

    I've read carefully your review of House of X #5, and generally, I share your point of view. But unfortunately, I cannot give the same notation as you. In fact, I would have give a 8.5, but because of one element, my notation drop to 5.5, which is not the pass mark. This element is the resurrection process. Here is this reason explained.

    The problem is that the process, even if very well explained, greatly complex, and well thought, only create a clone of the original person. It is said both by X and in the explanations of the resurrection process that when it come to the mind, the primary function of cerebro is:

    "...copying the mind --the essence, the anima-- of any mutant..."

    Also, in the explanation of more

  • 5.0
    VicSav Sep 18, 2019

    Overrated garbage

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