X-Men #20

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Francesco Mobili Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 69
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 27, 2021

    X-Men #20 ties up another loose end from Hickmans run on the book as it comes to a close. Hickman does a remarkable job in this chapter. Between this and the last two, its hard to say which ones are the best. Mystique has failed again, yes, but Magneto and Xavier are still stringing her along. Itll be great to see how this plotline develops. Mobilis art is excellent, almost perfect for this issue except for Nimrods size, which is a minor quibble. Its a shame that after spinning his wheels for so much of his run, issues like the last three come and show just what readers could have had if it wasnt for the all-tie-ins and crossover events. However, they were a fantastic read, and this issue keeps up the quality from whats come before. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope May 26, 2021

    This book is a beautiful, terrible gut-punch. It'll leave you grieving in the best possible way. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli May 26, 2021

    The penultimate issue of Jonathan Hickman's "X-Men" series is a tour-de-force about family, grief, and killer robots. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 26, 2021

    Sure, Hickmans biggest criticism is focusing on the big ideas and forgetting about specific character beats. Well, this installment of X-MEN brilliantly finds a way to do both. Sure, this issue concentrates mainly on Charles, Erik, Mystique, and the Orchis Forge. Yet, the insight into the characters, the love and devotion they have, the parallel ideals which mimic one another, and the big narrative concepts are truly astounding. X-MEN fans, this is a MUST-READ! Go out over lunch and pick this one up immediately. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 26, 2021

    Overall this issue is not only packed with action, it really delivers some serious emotionally charged drama. It was great to finally return to a previous story that had previously been left open-ended. This series is ending with the next issue and it is really going to go out with a bang! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 29, 2021

    X-Men #20 gives readers what they want to see, more turmoil on Krakoa. Jonathan Hickman absolutely slays every issue he writes, and this one is a true killer. The pencils and colors fit effortlessly with the story and just go together well. X-Men is the benchmark for how all superhero books should be written. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 26, 2021

    Mobili delivers some impressive art throughout and does a masterful job of setting a scene. I especially loved how much of the perspective for scenes centered Mystique as the focus. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 27, 2021

    Jonathan Hickman and Francesco Mobili knock it out of the park with X-Men #20. The story is layered with a ton of character work for not only Mystique, Charles Xavier, and Magneto but also the antagonist side of franchise. By the end of X-Men #20 you are fully invested in multiple storylines and how they will be developed in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 28, 2021

    Magneto and Charles Xavier send Mystique on a dangerous mission into the heart of OROCHIS, the human think tank organization making death machines to destroy Krakoa. Everyone's least favorite shape shifter can't afford to mess this up not just because there are anti-mutant robots in the works but because of a personal promise on the line. The future Hickman teased us with during the beginning of his run is becoming clearer bit by bit starting in X-Men #20. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 29, 2021

    Some pieces get moved around for the bigger picture story that Hickman has been telling, and he also delivers a fun little Mystique adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 26, 2021

    It's a well-crafted issue that simultaneously gives a sense of closure to this X-Men series, revisiting important but understated narrative seeds and bringing to the fore of readers' minds ahead of the grand Hellfire Gala. X-Men fans should be plenty excited for what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 27, 2021

    Some very interesting writing and plot points are overshadowed by issues on a deeper level. There's still a lot to like but the line needs to be better. Read Full Review

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