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Powers of X #6

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 73
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THE INEVITABLE TRUTH.
The revelatory tale of Mutantkind's fall comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men's stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, FF, INFINITY) and rising star artist RB Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN) wrap the series that reveals everything!
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  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 9, 2019

    Larraz and Silva have some stunningly beautiful art in this issue. Everything from the first brilliant page to the detailed conclusion is breathtaking to witness. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 9, 2019

    It is a spectacle, grandiose in presentation, format, and theme, the ending readers must have hoped for and hopefully deserve. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 12, 2019

    Powers of X ends as boldly as it began and I couldn't be more excited to see what actually comes of all this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Oct 13, 2019

    This is the first time in decades that the potential matches, if not exceeds, the excitement surrounding the next generation of X-Men stories to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Oct 9, 2019

    Hickman proves once again what great planning, organizing, and calculated detail can create. He answers every question and wraps up both relaunch series masterfully while establishing an ambitious theme as the story evolves forward for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 9, 2019

    Hickman is a master craftsman, and this issue shows it. The art team does a great job once again, taking Hickman's script and bringing it to life. Powers Of X has always felt like a supplementary book, and this issue certainly has that feel, but it adds just enough to the overarching narrative of both books to make it unique. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Oct 9, 2019

    Powers of X #6 is an excellent conclusion to the opening salvo of Hickman's X-books, leaving many questions unanswered and a lot of room for the ongoings to move. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 9, 2019

    The inevitable truth came, and it was quite the tough pill to swallow. Will that be the case with this timeline? Or this be the timeline where the mutant race conquers the truth which holds a grip over their future? Who knows! But that is what now captivates us to this new dawn of the X-Men. Powers of X #6 gave us a lot to look forward to when the X-Men have now have their future in their hands, and everything will come down to what they are willing to do to keep it. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Oct 9, 2019

    This is a stunning, heartbreaking, beautiful conclusion to a wonderful piece of work and like every ending it opens the door into a brave new future. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Oct 10, 2019

    A momentous finale that opens up a world of possibility for the future of the X-line, "Powers Of X" #6 is grand storytelling at it's finest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Oct 10, 2019

    In truth, Powers of X #6 is less of a climax to the story than the denouement. Last week's House of X #6 was the true climax inthe final establishment of the mutant nation and the celebration thatfollowed. With this book, we learn what pitfalls and risks come next,and as we leap into the Dawn of X things are just as exciting for X-Menfans as they've been throughout these two conjoined books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 9, 2019

    Overall this was a great final issue to lead into the next chapter of the X-Universe. It tied up loose ends, answered some questions, asked a few more, and really got me excited for ‘Dawn of X’ which starts next week. Hickman’s X-Men is exactly what we needed, and things are only just beginning! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Oct 9, 2019

    Admittedly I was not an avid X-Men fan, or a regular reader of any mutant titles for that matter. The extent of my X-Men knowledge was mostly learned from the 90's animated series, but Hickman has me hooked. He has hinted at so many possibilities for the future, and I'm excited for all of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 9, 2019

    While I'm excited as to where this all goes at the same time it feels like the heart of the X-Men has been ripped out from them. They have often reflected the socio-political reality of the time and here they take on the role of the bad guys, nationalists fighting for dominance due to a perceived superiority. And much like those nationalists in all reality they will lose… when Moira dies down the road and this is all rebooted again. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 9, 2019

    Powers of X #6 may not fully deliver on the hype, but it provides a strong foundation on which Dawn of X can build. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Oct 9, 2019

    This has been an incredible journey so far and if this couldn’t get you onboard for what’s coming, I’m not sure what will. Hickman’s work can be knotty and difficult at times, but pushing a 50+ year old franchise forward is no easy task - especially a franchise as mired in nostalgia as the X-Men. That said, Hickman is finding inspiration in the stories that came before. He’s trying to piece them together. He’s trying to make everything relevant because he knows how frustrating it is for fans to see their favorite characters and concepts tossed aside by a new creative team. Ultimately, House of X and Powers of X landed exactly where it needed to - it set up the next bunch of stories and said to readers, “Welcome to the X-Men. Hope you survive the experience.” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 10, 2019

    With Dawn of X on the imminent horizon, the final issue of Powers of X remains true to the ethos of previous issues, in so much that it manages to recontextualize plenty of what's come before in addition to paving a road towards a bold, new future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 11, 2019

    Up next is Dawn of X and then we will get the newly relaunched X-Men title on October 16, 2019. Hickman has done an amazing job re-energizing the X-Men franchise. I am sure that Hickman's X-Men #1 is going to be a monster seller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Oct 9, 2019

    As the culmination of a total revamp to the X-line, with storylines spread across multiple timelines and time periods, I honestly think Powers of X #6 might be flawless. It's a fantastic end to what has felt like a truly unique journey. Read Full Review

  • 10
    thecomiccookebook Oct 9, 2019

    What a fantastic ending to both Powers of X and House of X. I'm overall impressed with how consistent RB Silva and Pepe Larraz have been on art, especially within this tight time frame. I love that Hickman answers only the questions that are necessary to wrap up this series while setting seeds for what will be important for Dawn of X going forward. Can't wait for more for what has been my two favorite Marvel books of the year.

  • 10
    Linkush Oct 9, 2019

    A fantastic ending to the series

    With both House/Powers of X, Hickman has managed to create something truly special. From the story to the art, every aspect of this series was great. Hickman not only changed X-men forever, but he also saved it. I honestly can't wait to see what will come next.

    A must-read for every X-men fan.

  • 10
    Toonstrack Oct 9, 2019

    And so it ends. And so it begins. Bravo, Hickman. Bravo.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Oct 10, 2019

    As an end to HOX-POX and a re-contextualization of the X-men as a whole, It's easily a 10/10. But as a stand alone issue it is a 9 and still very good and has plenty of great moments and more than enough to satisfy me and give me hope for dawn of X. But did they really have to charge 1 more dollar to print 6 pages of advertisements at the end ??
    I still enjoyed this issue very much and Hickman delivered yet again! This has years worth of storytelling ahead just to wrap your head around the ramifications of what Moira and Charles have set upon the world. The fact that the good and bad guys lines have been blurred could take years to dissect since we still don't know who this Charles is truly and what Moira's plan is either? Plus all of more

  • 9.0
    Spacey Medicine Oct 15, 2019

    Dramatic.

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Oct 11, 2019

    THE GOOD:

    -Really good issue. I honestly preferred HoX #6 as a finale, but this still did a fantastic job.

    -This provided some nice closure for the run thus far. It tied things together really nicely.

    -Finally, I understood the direction of the Phalanx. Hickman did a wonderful job connecting it to the greater story.

    -I liked all the characters here. Especially Xavier, I love Hickman's portrayal of him. Also, Moira, even though I previously only found her story interesting, not the character herself. Guess she grew on me.

    -That shot with Wolverine and Moira was just beautiful, even though the image has been done before, the buildup and execution was just marvelous.

    -Moira more

  • 8.5
    egon244 Oct 20, 2019

    "And so ended the sixth life of Moira X"

    Thank you. That is the background knowledge and explanation I wanted. Everything was made clear and utter confusion of earlier issues paid off.

    Kudos to Hickman and the rest of the creative teams behind House of X and Powers of X.
    Both of these books had stuck the landing and provided satisfying conclusions.

    Great work.

  • 10
    YourGreenMuse Oct 9, 2019

    This was a great issue! I honestly didn't see the reveal coming regarding X³, but I really should've. This issue is a really good contrast with House of X #6. That one had a hopeful ending ushering in the Dawn of X. This ending recontextualizes that into something far more dour. Which is classic X-Men! This issue also makes it very clear that this is the 616 universe, with Moira's journal entries giving her perspective on X-Men stories of the past. So a lot of answers were given and everything is set for what hopefully will be a great relaunch.

  • 10
    Anotherfan Oct 9, 2019

    What's left to say ? Still incredibly good on every aspects. Couldn't be more hyped for Dawn of X than now

  • 10
    allenquanobi Oct 9, 2019

    Great, didn't expect that house of x would be current continuity, but it does provide hickman with a point for infinite stories now. Hickman also provided Marvel with a great reset button with Moira, I'm very interested to see if they use her as that later on. Overall, this is what great writers do, they change not only characters but the universe as a whole, this story was so good and it'll have ramifications throughout the entire marvel universe. Cheers to Hickman, and I'm infinitely excited for the coming X-Men titles

  • 10
    gustave154 Oct 10, 2019

    Just pure brilliance. The best comic book run in centuries

  • 10
    Ryan Oct 12, 2019

    Best comic of 2019

  • 10
    KittyNone Oct 13, 2019

    As HOXPOX draws to a close, I'm officially excited for Dawn of X. Hickman's X-Men has been the first genuinely ambitious and innovative take on these character since the end of Grant Morrison's run fifteen years ago. I've saved every issue to read last because I always know I'm going to want to spend some time with it. And for a comic book in 2019, that's a blessing — a comic with enough to digest and reread and consider that it actually feels like you're getting enough of an experience to justify the $3.99+ price of admission. Even if it all comes to nothing in the years to come, it's going to be a magnificent ride. Take me to Krakoa, I'm ready for the future

  • 10
    gaijin00 Oct 27, 2019

    What a STRONG end to Power of X. I just got the chance to write my thoughts in a review.

    PAGE 1 - i don't know why these quotes always make me feel good inside.
    PAGE 3 - Amazing art. Professor in a backdrop of absolutely beautiful hues of moss green and blue is absolutely stunning
    NEXT FEW PAGES - wait i've seen this before. I should feel cheated. But I don't mind.
    PAGE 10 - oh the colors. also some more detail about the zoo. which was super vague in previous issues.
    NEXT FEW PAGES - and this is where it shines. the story almost becomes philosophical. a bit about predestination, a bit about a dystopian future sci fi AF on where humanity is headed with technology.
    MOIRA'S JOURNAL - again fantastic w more

  • 10
    M1sf1r3 Nov 27, 2019

    Prelude:
    This is the final issue before Dawn of X. While it isn't House of X which I prefer of the two, I have full faith in Hickman here.

    The Good:
    The theme of this series fully flourishes here. We all know Mutants will succeed Man due to evolution, but what happens when Man decides to reject that nature and fuse with technology? Become post-human. It is a question that I find immensely interesting and I would love to see Hickman continue on this.

    Moira's Journal. So much that we can take from it and shows how manipulative she has been.

    There's a sense of desperation here. That this may be Moira's final life but it can still reboot the timeline.

    The Bad:
    Nothing.

    Conclu more

  • 9.5
    EDiakota Oct 12, 2019

    " I opened my mind to you-- so you know than i know you, Charles Xavier. I have loved you. I Have hated you. And all the emotional complexities in between. Not once in all my life you've changed... It's not a compliment. You're a good man who believe in goodness of others... And it's breaks my heart that i have to break this part of you. But i will break it. Because that's what has to happen now. I know you will fight me... Just like your shade, Erik will fight me. But this time, i mean for all of us together. All of us. You've been dreaming the wrong dream, Charles... And it's long past that you wake up. "
    - MOIRA X

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Oct 9, 2019

    Wanted more story instead of 6 pages at the end of upcoming books. Good series tho!!!!!

  • 9.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Oct 16, 2019

    The only thing keeping me from giving this a 10 is the thought that it was 12 issues of forming a nation and we knew it was being formed from issue 1, so story wise it may have told very little while being quite dense. Obviously I still love it, it was written well, but it deserves that criticism as who knows how it will hold up or even if it will be necessary reading material after X-men is finished.

  • 8.0
    Beyond_Batman Oct 9, 2019

    I willnsay this is a great storyline but it's still over rated im ny opinion. It's slightly confusing the way they jump from the past to the present to the future. The alternate timelines made some of the impactful things a little less interesting knowing that they will simply get as many do overs as they need. That is lame. I also don't like these backup bodies they have stored for every mutant. It's going to be a huge mess continuity wise going forward, especially when eventually Hickman leaves. I mean damn near every character that dies comes back regardless. Now it's going to be the spiderman/ben reilly clone saga all over again. But with every single mutant instead of just good old spidey. So I will say this was a very good series. But more

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  • 8.0
    Frosh77 Oct 9, 2019

    Overall, Hickman successfully modernizes Claremont and post-Claremont canon. He accomplishes this several ways. Chief among them: the Moria retcon, Phalanx’s return, and the mutants eventually lose to transhumans subplot. This all works well to set the stage up for the new ongoing series, but the end of both Powers and House seems derived from something taken from the celebration after the Battle of Endor. It’s more of a clean ending to the series rather than a satisfying one. It seems there are many ideas in motion here, but aside from the Xavier/Magneto/Moria dynamic, there wasn’t much character development. The trial of Sabretooth notably lacked any lasting or visceral impact. I look forward to reading more, but it seems a week more

  • 7.0
    GammaBurst Oct 9, 2019

    Could've been better.

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