X-Force #5

Writer: Craig Kyle Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 16, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Everything has gone to hell for X-Force and it's only going to get worse! Plus, X-Force versus Archangel!

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 22, 2008

    Speaking of the offensive, it's actually quite astonishing to see what Marvel are allowing Kyle, Yost and Crain to get away with in the pages of "X-Force". There's a lot of graphic brutality in the title and the bleakness is nothing short of unrelenting, with Rahne still experiencing the negative effects of the drugs she was given and Archangel in a blind, despairing rage over the loss of his wings again. There's nothing close to a ray of sunshine in this story so far. Yost and Kyle are more at home with the tone than they were in "New X-Men", but it's arguable how much despair readers can take. No-one's asking for broad comedy and slapstick, but as they say, a change is as good as a rest -- anything a little less on the gloomy side, even for a second, would be a welcome addition to the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Jul 15, 2008

    Bloodbath. Angels. Severed Heads. Oh yeah. That's the spot. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jul 16, 2008

    It's hard to score a book like X-Force #5, as I'm sure there are a couple readers out there who are just tickled at the idea of a Risman-centric issue. This project is absolutely something I want to like, but unfortunately this issue is just another in a string of so-so installments of X-Force's overlong, meandering debut arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jul 17, 2008

    Overall I feel that X-Force #5 presents an equal measure of the good and bad aspects of this series. It is a decent, but slightly below-average read. Read Full Review

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