X-23 #5

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Juan Cabal Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 21
7.5Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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All is revealed as Laura and Gabby fight to return to each other and work to uncover the ultimate machinations of the power-hungry Cuckoos. But which team will take the day - and will any of the sisters emerge unscathed?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matthew David Clarke Oct 22, 2018

    Cracking writingand art. A worthy end to a wonderful arc. More, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2018

    X-23 #5 brings this story arc to a close, and I do have to say that when all is said and done that this had been a bold story to tell. While the focus on clones was uniquely taken from Laura, Gabby, and the Stepford Cuckoos, this at the same time changes the direction of the Stepford Cuckoos dramatically. They've always been characters who come and go to help under special circumstances, but where do they go from here? What kind of life will they live now that they have made such a poor decision? Only time will tell, but for now this story was engaging for what it was. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Oct 17, 2018

    Gabby is a bright spot and change of pace for the Wolverine lineage of characters. In the end, I'm glad that she's back in the fold, musing about clone dynamic and cracking jokes. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Oct 22, 2018

    Would definitely like to see more action in the next story. This was the best comic in this storyline that took forever to build up. The art was good and very vibrant, Cabal and Fiorito definitely did a good collab of both their styles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 12, 2018

    Lastly, one big thing the X-23 series has going for itself is these are very quick issues. If these were long reads with this little fighting, I'd probably more consideration into dropping this from my list. That being said, if Marvel changes the tune of X-23 starting in issue #6, I'm OK with that. So long as they make the right changes, of course. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 13, 2018

    The new series closes out its opening storyline with little to no depth, but an enjoyable adventure nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 10, 2018

    Laura's conflict with the Stepford Cuckoos comes to an end in X-23 #5, and for all of the energy and excitement the story started with, the ultimate resolution is remarkably quick, tidy, and average. Read Full Review

  • 10
    waltgator93 Oct 11, 2018

    Art was again, on point! Favorites issue in the series so far! Only Quiver was, so the explosion never happened with Beast? A little part of me wishes that Esme is alive to make an arcnemesis for Laura. Though no doubt that there is a part of Sophie still in Laura's head. Tamaki deff feels like she has the dialogue for both Laura and Gabby down.

  • 9.0
    daddyT Oct 11, 2018

    the art took a BIG DIVE and the story was a bit of a let-down, but at least not in the one big way that so many writers would have done. Gabby is fine, and that's about all this issue needed to do.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 9.
    -1 because: the art was distractingly bad.
    -1 because there was too much stupid humor.
    -1 because: it was confusing.
    +1 because: VERY glad it ended without the stupid Gabby is evil thing being an ongoing thing
    +5 because: I love Laura's drive, reactions, and the reunion

  • 10
    Jon Comics Oct 18, 2018

    Tom Taylor’s X 23 was one of Marvel’s best titles throughout its run, making both Laura and Gabby memorable and interesting.
    Mariko Tamaki gives Taylor a run for his money with her first 5 issues and first arc. Anyone who can makes The Cuckoos riveting deserves an award and that’s what Tamaki does creating a parallel between their situations and Laura and Gabby. The story’s twists and turns were surprising and suspenseful all along with first rate storytelling and characterization.

  • 8.5
    mglsts Oct 12, 2018

    After the amazing issue #4, this felt a bit weaker but still a solid ending to an interesting story arc.

  • 8.5
    Rick Jonez Oct 14, 2018

    A solid conclusion to a solid arc with solid art.

  • 8.5
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 25, 2019

    Laura saves the day, of course, cultivating just enough Cuckoo support to kick Esme out of her sister. It's a no-surprises victory, but that really doesn't diminish it at all. I'm glad Juann Cabal was on deck and in full fig for the most important parts of the issue - the climax and epilogue. This arc demonstrates in the strongest possible way that these creators - Ms. Tamaki and Mr. Cabal - are wholly worthy of carrying on Laura and Gabby's story.

  • 8.0
    SloboSOY Oct 12, 2018

    I like some of the part of this ending. And in the same time I'm a little disappointed about it.
    I cannot tell what bother me. It's good & this was very logical. Maybe too fast.
    But I really like that Tamaki take the time for a lay down moment before closing the book.
    Maybe it's because I like all the previous issue so much & wanted liked even more the ending.
    But really I don't know what I want to be in this to do more.

    Cover - Nice & related. The trouble is that I don't like it a lot ! 1.5/2
    Writing - Very nicely done, but maybe too quick, short & quiet ! 2/3
    Arts - Cabal show us some of is limits too. Some panel are without backrgound. The double splash page is maybe to simple, strong but It's lik more

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 13, 2018

    Fairly standard end to the arc that you probably saw coming. It wasn't bad though.

  • 10
    Dthirds123 Oct 10, 2018

  • 10
    Pallaki Oct 14, 2018

  • 10
    DrTracy Dec 3, 2018

  • 9.0
    Grifter Oct 12, 2018

  • 8.5
    Titanium Oct 17, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 18, 2018

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Oct 18, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Oct 14, 2018

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Oct 15, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jorge Mendes Oct 17, 2018

  • 8.0
    StanielK Oct 25, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herptydoo Dec 5, 2018

  • 7.5
    CesarCastanha Oct 15, 2018

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