Marauders #14

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Gerry Duggan, Ben Percy Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 61
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A toast. A dance. A dinner served: Part I

Rated T+

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Nov 4, 2020

    "X of Swords" continues to zig when you expect it to zag, and who knew a dinner party would be one of the most exciting issues of the series yet? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 4, 2020

    This is one of the strongest chapters in the event for fans of the character. Marauders #14 perfects the art of social chatter and gatherings -- only with superheroes and a giant alligator man. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 4, 2020

    Readers, I wanted this X OF SWORDS event to take off! It was cookin before last week. Then, with X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1, as well as X-MEN #14 this week, I came into this issue with this sensation of an event that simply stalled out. So, to see the opening pages present MARAUDERS #14 as a dance party with drinks like some type of pleasure cruise, I was a bit taken back. However, I was genuinely surprised by how much enjoyment I got from this issue. From the character interactions to the further development of Isca and Pogg Ur-Pogg, this story shed some interesting light on both sides of this game and left me fascinated for the road to come. This issue was extremely well written by two class acts in comics that understand the dynamics between the characters and this event. The concept was easy to follow, well prepared, witty, and creatively got the cast of characters involved. Now, lets finally get to the fights shall we?! Enough is enough. I want fireworks! Let the tournament begin! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Nov 4, 2020

    Marauders #14 aka X of Swords 13 of 22 delivers on many fronts from start to finish. Magik and Gorgon are a scene stealing duo that induce grins every panel they grace. Comedy flows on numerous pages, an aquatic dance with death mesmerizes and Duggan sticks the cliffhanger landing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 4, 2020

    Overall I enjoyed the feast. What disappoints me is how long we are waiting for the tournament to begin. It's almost too much exposition and filler, and not enough action. With ten battles coming and only nine chapters left, I wonder how rushed the battles will end up being? Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 6, 2020

    This comic really shines a light on how weak some of these new protagonists are as characters. The enemy team is largely unknown and they don't have the same amount of depth as the X-Men do. Hopefully during the next few issues, we can elaborate on some of the characters a little bit. If I can't connect to most of these antagonists then what is the point. Otherwise, it is just fight scene after fight scene. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 7, 2020

    At least this issue has some nice character moments, even if all the bad guys in this series are wafer-thin characters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Nov 4, 2020

    Theres a lot of fun wits and dramatically tense ideas on this issue. Sadly, the characters forced chemistry, the rigid pacing and structure, and a shifting but not emotionally cohesive art make it fall as a filler in the XoS greater narrative. Read Full Review

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