IvX #6
Series Next

IvX #6

Event\Storyline: IvX Writer: Charles Soule, Jeff Lemire Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 39
6.5Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

• The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched.
•  Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people.
•  It all ends here. Don't miss the epic oversized conclusion of INHUMANS VS X-MEN!
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Mar 10, 2017

    This issue lays out everyone's ultimate motives and solidifies alliances. There's a sense of tension in the air and a lot on intrigue. Emma is on the war path and her rage might just take down a truce. There's also a lot of fighting in the midst of the talking and some rage filled (and rash) moments adding to the drama. The old guard on both sides, with a few exceptions, are at odds with the young ones who seem more into talking things out than going all out nuclear. Despite all of the drama inside this issues pages, there remains a sense of hope towards the end as the writers close out this arc. While there's still some vengeance in the hearts of some members of each team, this issue ends on peace and sets up what's to come in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Mar 8, 2017

    But overall, I'm just very happy to put one of the darkest periods in X-Men history behind me and move on to the next story – even if it's a "back to basics" approach that could pander to longtime fans more than it X-cites. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 8, 2017

    Soule and Lemire close out their Inhumans and X-Men event with an emotional finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Mar 12, 2017

    Friends turned on friends, new enemies and allies are made, kings and queens fall, and no one is truly happy in the end. This story died out for me about halfway through the event, with Marvel leaking new upcoming X-Men and Inhuman titles a little too early; it supplied readers with the outcome of this war. What readers couldn't piece together till the end is just how far one powerful Mutant would go to make a point. This entire event seemed setup to use all too familiar situations for a new story; Multiple Man dying again and again, a telepath controlling everyone's minds for their own ends, and a big battle where all common sense and reason is lost. I felt like this event could have come out to be much more, but ended up as just another event that seemed to drag on with a bunch of filler crossover and tie-in comics. That said, for fans of the X-Men and Inhumans franchises, there was still entertainment to be had in the art and some of the individual character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 8, 2017

    Inhumans vs. X-Men #6 flips the status-quo for the Inhumans and X-Men in many ways setting each on a new course but one that's familiar in some ways. Hurdles the X-Men have faced looks to be one for the Inhumans now, while the X-Men must again plot their course in the world. And for that, the event succeeds and succeeds immensely. It addresses some of the more bizarre theories out there about how the X-Men and Inhumans are viewed in the Marvel world and when it's all over shakes things up again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 8, 2017

    Inhumans Vs. X-Men #6 couldn't have come sooner enough. This was a scenario and story that went on much longer than it should have ever. And that blame goes to none other than Marvel itself losing direction for a lot of big heroes such as the X-Men as of late. Time will tell with the new X-Men books to come if they can get it together, though there is always room for skepticism give what came before Inhumans Vs. X-Men, what came during Inhumans Vs. X-Men, and what comes after. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Mar 8, 2017

    Overall this issue served a pretty good closing point for this versus chapter, even though at the end it did seem a bit shallow in a sense not so much the writing is bad in these books per say, it is more a question of just how much freedom these writers really have as in the greater scope of the Marvel universe. It seems like Marvel's answer to everything is events events events, prior to this we had Civil War II, and now after this we will have Secret Empire. It would be good if they would give some time for these events to bare fruit sort of speak, because ultimately if you keep changing the status quo every few months, none of this really matters. But if you are a fan of X-men or Inhumans you will get a kick out of this book, just don't expect anything earth shattering. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Mar 8, 2017

    Inhumans Vs. X-Men #6 is a dramatically satisfying conclusion to the last year's arc, but it's sadly as flawed as the overall Terrigen concept. Still worth the read, though! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Mar 11, 2017

    You might have expected this issue to suck (yeah you can admit it) but it doesnt. This is a solid issue that really ends this series on a high note. The departing pages the readers get for both the Inhumans and the X-Men are both satisfying and exciting. The last page in particular left us with more questions than answers, and what better way to sell comics than to leave a door open to multiple possibilities. If you are looking at this series as a whole, yeah it was a little lackluster, but this last issue did make up for some of that bad faith that readers might have had. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Mar 13, 2017

    With the end of this crossover also closes the chapter of the supposed rivalry between the two franchises. Marvel seems to be scaling back on its supposed Inhumans push while the X-Men will be relaunched in a few months with multiple titles. Neither franchise will look back on this era fondly and fans will mostly see it as a failed experiment. The effort by Soule and Lemire is evident but whether their scope was too broad or behind the scenes distractions forced their hand, the result was tedious storytelling and with no worthwhile outcome for either side, this was a war with no victor. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 8, 2017

    The return of Leinil Yu gives IvX a boost in its final chapter, but even that isn't enough to make up for the disappointing turn the conflict takes here. Poor characterization and a lukewarm resolution mar what had been a pretty entertaining and thoughtful take on the "hero vs. hero" trope. At this point, both franchises are in desperate need of the fresh start ResurrXion will provide. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Mar 8, 2017

    IvX is worse than Civil War II story wise as it often leans upon common tropes and lazy storytelling making it barely tie together. However, since Civil War II had a greater impact on Marvel Comics affecting many comics by either tie-ins or revolving around the aftermath. Inhumans vs X-Men will still be felt with the X-Men Prime and Inhuman Prime but can they be any worse"I'm seriously asking here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Mar 9, 2017

    With respect to creating a meaningful superhero clash, Lemire and Soule just don't have the ingredients to make Inhumans vs. X-men as epic as others before it. The circumstances, drama, and character motivations just aren't there. They are still able to make the most of it. Some of the flaws are inescapable. Others are just ignored. In the end, the resolution just can't be as epic as it needs to be. No amount of psychic manipulation from Emma Frost can change that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Mar 9, 2017

    IvX started out as something really special, but the finale doesn't quite stick the landing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 8, 2017

    The event is now over and we have new creative teams coming in with Ressurexion this spring. I am hopeful that things can get back to what we have come to love from the x-books. Unfortunately this event has left a sour taste in my mouth and my once hopefulness that this event was going to save the X-Men has now left me really feeling, is this the actual Death of X? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Mar 9, 2017

    With Lemire, Soule, and Yu at the helm, this should have been one of the best issues on the stand this week. Unfortunately, the numerous small problems with characterization and the lack of tension in the visuals force readers to question the directionResurrXionwill lead these two critically important teams. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...