Powers of X #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 94
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here!
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  • 10
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Sep 11, 2019

    Powers of X #4 is an excellent continuation of the two series, with some of the funniest, most enjoyable X-content to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ben Snyder Sep 12, 2019

    Anyone with a passing interest in X-men should be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 11, 2019

    R.B. Silvas art is fantastic throughout this issue. Magneto is menacing and Sinister looks amazing. The sequence showing the birth of Krakoa is breathtaking and all of the panels are filled with gorgeous details. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 14, 2019

    With great art by R.B. Silva and color art byMatte Garcia, this is a powerful series, tightly entwined with the House of X series - not to be missed! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 11, 2019

    Come for the delightful art and Sinister's delicious sartorial insults, stay for a revelation that will rock all fandom to the core. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 11, 2019

    Overall ‘Powers of X’ now starts to bring the laughs to an intense story that welcomes the change. There are so many subtle revelations in this book, which you might need to read it twice to catch them all. Just read it, seriously don’t miss out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 11, 2019

    By the end of Powers of X #4, I was overly joyed to know that halfway through this mini we could still see more of how these lifetimes played through. It doesn't matter that you know that majority of these end in disaster, you would still want to know what led the X-Men to every life-changing decision they made. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 12, 2019

    Ultimately, this is an issue that may not be everyone's favorite " andif it is your favorite, it's probably because you love JonathanHickman's take on Sinister. And that's perfectly acceptable, because I don't think it's meant to be many people's favorite. This is a pacingissue that lets the story take a quick breath before next week'sred-barred House of X #5. But even in a transitional issue like this, Hickman doesn't let a single panel go to waste. It remains anessential part of both this story and " very likely " X-Men stories tocome for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 17, 2019

    Powers Of X #4 plants a lot of seeds. Hickman, instead of picking up where the last issue of House Of X left off, tells a story that shines a light on a lot of things, while also giving hints of things yet to come. The Phalanx storyline is the only clunky part of the issue, but thats only because its tough to see how it plays into present-day of mutantkind. The art by R.B. Silva and Marte Gracia is just gorgeous. The two of them work together so very well and present a lot of great imagery. This one definitely slows things down a bit, giving readers a chance to breathe after the last two issues of House Of X. Even though it sets up a lot of future stuff. It also raises some very interesting questions about the present of both books and what might be going on. Its a great ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 11, 2019

    A hilarious new take on Mister Sinister helps fuel the latest chapter of Powers of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 12, 2019

    Overall: Jonathan Hickman delivers another well-crafted read in Powers of X #4. Powers of X and House of X continue to be the gold standard of Marvel at the moment. There are no Marvel comics currently on the market that can even come close to touching the level of writing that Hickman is delivering on these two titles. If you are a lapsed X-Men fan or a new reader who has thought the X-Men were impenetrable then I would highly urge you to start reading Powers of X and House of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 11, 2019

    This is a quintessential middle chapter in a story that demands a lot of its readers; it keeps things moving even if the direction isn't entirely clear at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 14, 2019

    Another issue of this crazy ongoing saga is a nice mix of solid, enjoyable character work and wild, dense world-building. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Sep 15, 2019

    While the fourth installment of Powers of X is easily the most low key and even tempered of both Hickman-led mini-series, it does inject some more mystery into the X-Men mythos and also adds a little bit of spice to one of their most one-note characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 11, 2019

    Powers of X #4 feels a bit dialed back compared to the last few issues that upped the action. It adds some detail, some needed, some not. What the comic does is world build and deliver a unique experience and vision for where the X-Men have been and where they're going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 11, 2019

    Honestly, this would be the worst issue to jump in on in this series. So, please do not start here if youve heard the hype train and want to join in. However, if you have been following along, you really have no choice but to buy this issue and hang in there until next week. Lets cross our fingers and hope for unequivocal explanations next week from the master storyteller I know Jonathan Hickman can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 11, 2019

    After a couple of more straightforward, action-heavy issues, this one might seem slight but Hickman continues to up the ante. And he continues to keep building up his vision for this world. However, this might be the first time that it's felt like he was writing three completely different books and mashing them together. Read Full Review

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