X-Men #14

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 74
7.5Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Lovers. A Garden. A chasm of secrets.

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 4, 2020

    X-Men#14 is yet another example of how X of Swords isn't all just fight-comics and familiar characters, but built on the back of a grand fantasy world begging to be explored. X-Men #14 shows X of Swords is built on a world that is huge, extraordinary, and an imaginative blend of sci-fi fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 4, 2020

    Mahmud Asrar and Leinil Francis Yu bring beautiful backgrounds and dazzling details to the pages of this issue. There is a beautiful brutality to the battles and the contrast between those moments and the pre-war peace of Otherworld was brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 4, 2020

    This is certainly an issue that can't be missed if only for its clarifying purposes and historical significance to the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 4, 2020

    This is a flat, nearly static story, which is elevated by some truly first-rate art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 5, 2020

    This is a great issue. The art is well drawn and coloring is vivid. But I have to applaud the writing here. They made a character that isn't really lovable a great protagonist to this event. A person who can shoulder the emotional weight of the mutant nation and balance that against his apparent love for his family. There is also the subtle hint of isolation and the negative effect it can have on the psyche; something that is prevalent within the current pandemic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 4, 2020

    For an installment dedicated almost entirely to the backstory, X-Men #14 does a stellar and subtle job of pushing "X of Swords" forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 4, 2020

    Overall this is not an explosive chapter, but one that packs in a ton of exposition. This is the main history lesson of Arakko. A good read, but also a little dry in places. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 18, 2020

    X-Men #14 is a well done comic, but one's enjoyment of it entirely hinges on whether X Of Swords is working for them. It's all very predictable, but it does do an excellent job of getting across the kind of person Genesis is- she may actually be more hardcore than Apocalypse. The art is great if a little static. However, it's just more set-up for a crossover that already feels like it's gone on too long. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 7, 2020

    Yet another issue focused entirely on filling out the " in my opinion " meaningless back story ahead of this swordfight. Read Full Review

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