X-Men #15

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 61
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

A great division. Bitter victories. Bitterer hearts.

Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 26, 2020

    X-Men #15 is everything you would want out of a comic book. There is political drama, a battle, and heroes doing the right thing. Jonathan Hickman turns in a flawless issue that will surely get you excited for the next part of the event. The pencils and colors are great here as well. Asrar and Gho knock it out of the park and come through when they are needed. X-Men #15 is the best issue of the event so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 1, 2020

    X-Men #15 is a powerful issue, the best of this book's foray into X Of Swords. It's pacing is much like the pacing of the story itself, except it's actually trying to say something, whereas the slow parts of X Of Swords were set-up that was meant to stretch the whole thing out, sometimes having very little to actually do with the plot of the story. Hickman finally had something to say in this issue, and that makes it much more effective than any other issue he's written for this particular story. Asrar's art does the heavy lifting for the Quiet Council scene with aplomb while also capturing the power of the battle between Apocalypse and Genesis. X Of Swords has been remarkably uneven, even Hickman's own work in this very book, but this issue is wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Nov 25, 2020

    X-Men #15 is a great issue for Cyclops fans, setting up an exciting end for the X of Swords tournament and future X-Men stories to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 25, 2020

    Taken all together, this issue was absolutely wonderful. A mix of fine storytelling, cutting dialog, brutal fights, and frankly incredible art. X-Men hasn't been this entertaining in a long time Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 25, 2020

    Since House of X/Powers of X reshaped the X-Men line for the "Dawn of X" era, some fans have complained that this new status quo does not resemble the X-Men they've known and loved for decades. In X-Men #15, writer Jonathan Hickman addresses those concerns head-on. His response? Yes, you are correct. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Nov 26, 2020

    Sacrifice is etched into the fabric of X-Men #15, and Hickman does wonders with these multifaceted characters. Cyclops, the unwavering captain, puts the species on his back in his willingness to do whatever it takes to get Cable and crew out alive. Apocalypse, the ancient one, buries his desire for a millennia long awaited reunion. It's all so beautifully tragic and hooks you in for the 2nd to last issue of this X of Swords series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 25, 2020

    I think I am at the point where I am ready for the conclusion. I'm most curious to see what Saturnyne's role in all this is and if that will be clarified. Is she a hero or a villain? Or maybe somewhere in between? I wonder how she is going to fall in this theme of love and family that has been crucial to this event. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 26, 2020

    X-Men #15 is the chapter that X Of Swords was in dire need of. Jonathan Hickman does a fantastic job having Cyclops and Jean Grey step up to show that the X-Men will not stand on the sidelines while Krakoa's champions risk their lives for them. The whole meeting with the Quiet Council set a strong tone for the final two chapters having major stakes as everything is on the line as we reach the end of X Of Swords. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 25, 2020

    X-MEN #15 is not what I expected and was truthfully heavy on the dialogue while also creating small panels where my boy Mahmud Asrar couldnt shine as well as he normally can with such small space to work. When given the canvas, Asrar can be explosive. Look no further than the last page of this issue as proof. However, the over-saturation of text and conversation dulled down the issue and put the breaks on a narrative that should be reaching its epic conclusion. That said, X OF SWORDS has been batting 300 each week (in terms of successful issues). Heres to hoping Chapter 21 and 22 kill it because X-MEN #15s info dump wasnt my cup of Darjeeling. Nonetheless, if you made it this far, youre going to see it through anyway. I know I am. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 28, 2020

    Hickman gets to underline what makes the X-Men heroic before the start of whatever is going to come after X of Swords. I liked it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 25, 2020

    Overall, X-Men #15 was definitely one of the better issues since X of Swords kicked off. My opinion of the event hasn't change, but my confidence in this creative team just writing the "X-Men" is still there. Read Full Review

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