Powers of X #5

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 90
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User 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
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Oct 3, 2019

    As Powers of X and House of X comes to a close, the mutant nation cements its place as a formidable world power " Wakanda, Atlantis, and now Krakoa. Whereas before the mutants sought to exist as benevolent examples of what a united humanity could become, they now realize that their only chance for survival is through covert dominance. Will the drugs produced from the Krakoa flower be enough to ensure their political and national sovereignty, or will it backfire and lead to another invasion such as the massacre on Genosha? As the tides shift in favor of a united mutant-nation, the foreseeable future for the X-Men stories grows more enticing with each passing week. Be sure to check out "Marauders" once it drops on October 23 for the exploits of the Hellfire Trading Club. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 25, 2019

    Overall this issue is a great foundational issue that not only shows us how the past was forged, but also where the future is headed. Even with all the answers given in this issue, it manages to ask that many and more. Something is afoot and no matter how much you think you may have figured it out, I trust Hickman has some tricks left for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 25, 2019

    R.B. Silva is able to convey scale and beauty with the art in this issue. What the story lacks in action, it more than makes up for with beautifully drawn characters and amazing backgrounds and environments. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 25, 2019

    Hickman fires on all cylinders once again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Sep 25, 2019

    As always, this issue of Powers of X feels incredibly revelatory, with some fun interactions between characters and strong implications for the past and future of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 25, 2019

    This issue is an info-dump, but it is a beautiful, well-executed info-dump one which future writers will be mining for decades to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Sep 25, 2019

    Powers of X #5 shows Xavier and company have much more up their sleeve than just past knowledge & new tricks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 25, 2019

    Powers of X #5 was a lot to take in, and I have to say there was a lot to love about the info they dumped onto our laps. With each passing issue of Powers of X we understand that much more how this vision of Krakoa came to be, and where it would lead. Knowing the things we know now, it does make you wonder all the more how this set of stories will lead into the Dawn of X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 1, 2019

    Powers of X #5 reinvents several fan-favorite characters and offers an exciting taste of things to come for the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 25, 2019

    Powers Of X #5 establishes and sets up a multitude of ideas. From explaining how Cerebros new mind downloading ability works. To the Krakoan Quiet Council and its governing powers. To Namor and his doubt in Xaviers motives compared to his actions. Hickman is planting seeds that will grow into something great. The Year One Thousand stuff is interesting, but what that seed will grow into is anyones guess. Silva and Gracia provide the high-quality images the story needs to work. With one more issue left, its anyone guess where Hickman is going to go with this book and thats the biggest strength. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 28, 2019

    More table setting interesting new stuff, more great character scenes; I can't wait for the actual comics to start with Dawn of X! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 25, 2019

    Overall: Powers of X #6 is a rich and immersive read that captivates the reader's attention from cover-to-cover. Hickman delivers an intelligent story that warrants multiple readings in order to fully absorb everything that Hickman is presenting to the reader. Powers of X #6 is absolutely worth every penny of the cover price. If you enjoy superhero comics or love Science Fiction stories then I would certainly recommend that you hop aboard Powers of X and House of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 25, 2019

    With only two more issues of this maxiseries to go, Hickman and company can use all the storytelling real estate they can get - while Powers of X has been paying House of X's tab for a few issues now, I'm betting Hickman has something special saved for this series' last hurrah. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 25, 2019

    It's another excellent issue of Powers of X before its much-anticipated (red-highlighted) final issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 26, 2019

    If there's any other problem with Powers of X, it's one thatisn't necessarily the issue's fault: this is an information dump issue.We need these kinds of things in a series this revolutionary, andHickman packs what character development that he can in with Emma,Xavier, Namor and the rest. "For the Children" fills in the cracks ofHouse of X to make the foundation stable, and there's still a lotto enjoy. It will simply rank, in the end, as the issue in the seriesto date that most feels like connective tissue than something momentousin and of itself. That's great for the series as a whole, and "merely"makes for a very good issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 25, 2019

    The issue is an interesting one filling in some details in what Xavier is putting together. It also delivers hints of something more nefarious. Powers of X #5 doesn't stand out on its own but as a piece of the larger puzzle, it's an intriguing one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 27, 2019

    It's clear that Powers of X walks so that House of X can run at this point. That's not to say this isn't an enjoyable issue, though - writer Jonathan Hickman has fallen into a pattern of revealing how we get to big HoX moments in the pages of PoX and it's a neat bit of filling in the gaps. Read Full Review

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