X-Factor #5

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Leah Williams Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 48
8.5Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

The events of X OF SWORDS have put the resurrection protocols in jeopardy! As the Five deals with the fallout, X-Factor investigates those affected by the tragedy...
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 2, 2020

    All in all, X-Factor #5 is a wonderful comic. It feels like a well-tuned orchestra ending their first performance and leaving the audience begging for more. Williams does a lot of great things in this issue and, with the help of Baldeon's art, weaves multiple plotlines and emotional beats throughout the book, setting things up for what's to come. If this issue is any indication, X-Factor is going to be a great book. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Dec 2, 2020

    X-Factor #5 (@mymonsterischic @david_baldeon @IsraelSilvaArt ) is a beautiful and well-executed comic that delivers more than I had hoped to ask for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 3, 2020

    Overall this book comes back from ‘X of Swords’ and knocks yet another outstanding issue out of the park. This is a prime example of how you can have a low key story but it still be just as engaging as the action packed ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 2, 2020

    David Baldeon consistently delivers stellar art and this issue is no exception. The lighter quality of the plot gives the art the ability to be both energetic, beautifully detailed and fun to look at. Baldeon does great work with the facial expressions of these characters and you get a sense of real emotion from them throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Dec 2, 2020

    X-Factor#5 has a lot of heart, a lot of history, and sets up an intriguing mystery for its future arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Dec 2, 2020

    I appreciated that the comic delved a bit deeper into Krakoan culture and brought back a bunch of the Academy X characters to celebrate Wind Dancer's return and re-powering. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 8, 2020

    A New X-Men reunion becomes a celebration of all the positives of the Krakoan X-Men era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 5, 2020

    A quaint little issue reasserts all the previous X-Factor storylines now that X of Swords is over. I look forward to this comic finally being able to spread its wings. Read Full Review

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