Powers of X #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 89
8.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Aug 22, 2019

    Cover to cover, this issues slaps harder than Empire Strikes Back meets Enter the 36 Chambers (the album or the film. You choose.) The cliffhanger that closes out the final pages weaves immediately back into House of X,so you would be a fool not to read both of these series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 21, 2019

    R.B. Silva delivers some beautiful and action packed art throughout this issue. Every scene builds in beauty and intensity to the amazing finale. Visually stunning issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 21, 2019

    Hickman shows fans the truth about Year 100 but leaves readers wondering about HOUSE OF X, as well as many of the other Lifes of Moira MacTaggert. Is Year One or Year Ten also in Life Nine or are they in Life Ten? Maybe Year 1000 takes place in Life 11, which isnt even listed yet? As the Imagine Dragons once said, the path to heaven runs through miles of crowded hell. Readers new to Hickman need to be open to a couple of confusing issues before some big reveals. Trust that he has a plan and has done extensive research before diving into a story. Either way you slice it, Hickman is finally putting the pieces together and providing a well-needed direction for the fans reading that feel utterly confused. Again, this reviewer hopes fans can hang in there and keep a list of all their questions until the end because there is no doubt Hickman will answer them all as the story continues to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 22, 2019

    Powers Of X #3 takes Moiras mutation to the next level, using it as an unexpected plot twist at the end of the issue. It allows for Hickman to play with readers expectations in this book and the other one. Really, it makes perfect sense with her powerset, and its a surprise she hasnt done something like this before. Beyond that, this is a fun issue, fast-paced, and action-packed. The art by Silva and Gracia really make the whole work. Itll be interesting to see where Hickman takes the story from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 21, 2019

    The series continues to be creative, exciting, and well-paced while the intensity continues to increase from one issue to the next making the series incredibly valued and important. If youre a Hickman fan, this is right in your wheelhouse. If youre an X-Men fan, youll get some crazy-cool team-ups, never before seen moments, and out of this world action that you never thought youd ever see in an X-Men comic. This reviewer highly recommends this issue, as well as both the HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X series. If you havent bought in yet, youre late to the party. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 21, 2019

    POWERS OF X #3 is highly satisfying and masterfully executed. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 21, 2019

    Everything changes in this issue. Everything ends. Of course, knowing Hickman, hes just using this as an excuse to press our expectations even further. This is not a story that you want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 24, 2019

    Powers of X hits you where it hurts Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 21, 2019

    Powers of X #3 shakes up the formula yet again, resulting in another fascinating chapter of this epic X-Men saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Aug 22, 2019

    As much as I find myself wanting to get back to X1 and see what's going on with Krakoa and its inhabitants, Powers of X #3 is a thrilling stop along the way that more than sells its need exist first well enough that I'm happy to wait until next week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 23, 2019

    This issue isn't as heady as previous issues from the outset, but still manages to recontextualize everything that's come before by the end and it's simply thrilling to read something that manages to shake proceedings up so drastically as a result of its structure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 24, 2019

    An entertaining and focused issue, coupled with a neat, new twist, provides a needed jolt to Hickman's overall project. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 21, 2019

    Powers of X #3 is another absolute gem of a read. Jonathan Hickman is putting on a clinic and showing writers how you perform world-building and deliver a complex and detailed story with finely crafted plot-lines and deliver it in an intelligent and entertaining fashion. House of X and Powers of X continue to be the best comic books that Marvel is currently publishing. And it is not even close. I would highly recommend getting aboard Hickman's X-Men train and start reading both House of X and Powers of X. These titles offer the reader such excellent value for the money. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 21, 2019

    At the end of the day we were simply awaiting for when things would go south, but it was only in defeat that we could see that there was much more to this than what we were seeing on the surface. Even if at times you didn't get what was going on in the previous issues, Powers of X #3 proved to us that everything should be taken at face value when the X-Men really did come too far for this to be their only end. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 21, 2019

    The comic brings the vision and story together into a clearer vision. This isn't a beginning of a new direction for the X-Men as this is an event that will then lead into the next new beginning. This is a bridge much like Age of Apocalypse's individual series were to what comes next. The whole of the story is stronger than the individual parts, a theme that has weaved its way through the series. This is the point things get good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Aug 21, 2019

    As far as where Powers stands as a solo book. It simply doesnt. If you havent been following up until now, youre going to want to start from the beginning. Its a fantastic read, but it isnt a singular story as a single issue, or without House to provide context for key moments. That said, if you have been keeping up: itll be a powerful read and one that I cant wait to see the next issue of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 21, 2019

    Powers of X continues Hickman and company's winning streak by echoing the past but pushing forward to the future. Weekly series usually suffer from an extreme lack of momentum from issue to issue but slight shifts in focus and the introduction of exciting new concepts have kept the books feeling fresh. This is appointment reading, straight to the top of the pile each week and it would be a mistake to miss it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Chloe Maveal Aug 21, 2019

    It's all coming together and all of the confusion is very worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 21, 2019

    Basically put, this issue is good, but it feels far less impressive due to the high bar the previous issues have set. The art is some of the best you'll see all week in a narrative that's gripping and hard to resist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 21, 2019

    While the action is the most enjoyable element of Powers of X #2, there's plenty of momentum and new details added to a miniseries that continues to redefine itself almost every week. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Aug 28, 2019

    The problem with these chapters being told so quickly and succinctly is the way most of the new characters get unceremoniously killed off. Granted they could come back in one of the future books Marvel has planned after House of X and Powers of X ends, but there is still a level of disappointment in the way these arrivals and departures are being handled. Read Full Review

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