X-Factor #4

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Leah Williams Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 30, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 51
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7.5User Rating

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X OF SWORDS - CHAPTER 2
Death and rebirth. Corruption. A dark discovery.
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Oct 2, 2020

    If you weren't sold on the 22-part "X of Swords" event before this issue, you should be after reading X-Factor. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Sep 30, 2020

    With X-Factor #4, @mymonsterischic @david_baldeon and @IsraelSilvaArt have the emotion jump off the page and pull the reader into the story. With this issue, the grand battle of X of Swords is grounded and given weight beyond the mythology of the war introduced last chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Sep 26, 2020

    Final Thoughts: Leigh Williams has upped her game and written what will be a massive game-changer in the lives of mutants going forward. Actions now have actual meaningful and lasting consequences. And Leigh has also cemented in my mind what many already think. That being, who the biggest threat to mutants really is… Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 30, 2020

    Carlos Gomez delivers some stunning art in this issue. The details in the characters are amazing. The action is thrilling and the art perfectly captures the mood of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 1, 2020

    X of Swords continues with the resolution of Apocalypse's mission and the start of the story arc as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Oct 1, 2020

    X-Factor #4 is a strong second chapter for X of Swords, raising the stakes of this event and disrupting the Krakoan status quo! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 2, 2020

    X-Factor #4 was a fantastic follow-up and second chapter to X Of Swords. Leah Williams showed that the X-Men team are united in telling the best story possible with how seamlessly she took the baton from Jonathan Hickman and Tini Howard. Every character and story development created greater intrigue in what this entire crossover event will be about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Oct 2, 2020

    More than the first part of X of Swords, this issue of X-Factor feels like it carries much more weight. The stakes are definitely higher as readers learn the real threat that Outworld and the coming war present. What's fascinating is that Williams still manages to make his part of this event feel like X-Factor. The investigation into the event that disrupts the resurrection process is compelling. From that point on, the event really gets some momentum going, and we can wrap our heads around the wild premise it's leading to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 4, 2020

    X-Factor #4 is the second part of a large crossover, but it is a book that is a good read on its own. Leah Williams doesnt back down from the challenge of following up the massive first part of the story arc, and writes a very good second act. The pencils and colors are top notch too. X-Factor #4 is a good sign for things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Oct 5, 2020

    So far, this crossover is two for two and I can't wait for the next issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 30, 2020

    Overall chapter two brought excitement and sadness to this event. The game has really changed and the mutants need to adjust or risk being wiped out. Our first champion has stepped forward, with speculation of who the others might be. This tournament just may actually be the death of them, or at least a few of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Sep 30, 2020

    A solid book, exploring more of Krakoa's culture in the aftermath of the beginning of X of Swords. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 3, 2020

    Apparently instead of jumping right into the X of Swords tournament, we're going to have to recruit and arm all 10 combatants. And apparently instead of jumping right into that, we need this over-sized issue to explain it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 30, 2020

    X-Factor #4 is bloated. It gets across what it's trying to, but it's obvious that there's not enough story for all of the pages. Williams does an admirable job of not letting the cracks show, and the art by Gomez and Silva is pretty good to boot. All things considered, it could be worse. Read Full Review

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