X-Force #5

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 31
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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DEADLY CHOICES CARRY DARK CONSEQUENCES!
First, Domino and Forge have to pick up the pieces as the team faces a major setback! Then, Beast takes matters into his own hands when a piece of new technology threatens the safety of the nation.
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  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 8, 2020

    It's a stark and heartbreaking look at the effects of trauma on a person. Joshua Cassara's art captures the feelings of these moments and makes the book's action look great. This issue works on so many levels. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 8, 2020

    Joshua Cassara delivers some beautiful, intense and dramatically detailed art in this issue. The characters look amazing and the action is both intense and brutal. I love the visceral nature of the art and how it frames the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jan 8, 2020

    The creative team on this book continues to find the perfect balance of action, emotion, and humor that have characterized this series so far making it a reader favorite and X-Force issue five is no exception. Highly, highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jan 12, 2020

    It is a bit weird seeing a full-fledge X-Force mission in a post-Dawn of X era. Considering that the X-Men are practically unkillable now, things like Quintin Quire's severed head lying five feet from his body has less of an impact than it would have before the mutant nation's newfound immortality. The meaninglessness of death also makes it feel like the mutants have become a lot more reckless. We might be seeing the members of X-Force die a lot more often and that can get old real quick. Thankfully, Benjamin Percy is doing a stellar job with X-Force so I'm confident he'll keep the book feeling fresh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jan 8, 2020

    By the end of X-Force #4, it was easy to say that this isn't a book that you should sleep on. This isn't the same kind of X-Force you usually deal with, yet at the same time they are still doing what they do best. The only difference is that there is a little bit of conscience in the motivation driving this war machine. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jan 8, 2020

    If youve been searching for highly intense action, epic thrills, and over the top, supercharged, graphic displays, look no further than X-FORCE #5. Percy has given X-fans the mayhem that has been missing since HOXPOX. Readers will leave this stimulating issue stunned by Cassaras art and wanting this type of story to continue. This issue proves that Percys X-FORCE is meant for an explicit purpose and readers should jump in prepared for a darker and more aggressive take that has truly been forgotten from Marvel Comics for a long time now. Pick this issue up and let me know what you think! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 8, 2020

    Action, gore, and a whole lot of vengeance are in order for the fifth issue of this excellent new series. You have to love the wealth of ideas in play here like seeing Wolverine cut in half, or how ingenious Krakoan weaponry can get. This is a darker book and it will suit any reader who likes their violence raw. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 8, 2020

    X-Force #5 manages to both take violence seriously and relish the visceral thrills of a violent story"no easy feat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 8, 2020

    Overall ‘X-Force’ continues to be one of the best books in the ‘Dawn of X’ like-up. It has managed to keep the intensity going with each issue, and also delivers some truly satisfying sequences. If you want to see a no holds bar X-Force team, then you need to pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Jan 9, 2020

    If there's a flaw to this book, it's that outside of all the actionthere isn't much that goes on. Percy and Cassara don't do much to movethe plot forward, instead just giving the Intelligence side of X-Force abit more of a clue as to what they're facing. But it's hard to be toocritical when what they're giving us is as entertaining as it is. Themasked man will wait; for now, I'm just happy to enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 9, 2020

    X-Force #5 might be the bloodiest offering from the title so far, but it seems Percy and the rest of the creative team have a method behind the bloodshed. Read Full Review

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