X-Men #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 55
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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The Krakoan leaders attend and economic forum to show the humans what real power looks like
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 6, 2020

    A heavy dialogue issue like this can turn a lot of readers off. But there's so much tension going on in this issue and that's what makes it so fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 1, 2020

    Leinil Francis Yu brilliantly complements the contrasting character moments with art that is filled with detail. The scenes in the delegate chamber are subtle and beautiful as they focus on the people in the room along with shots of the food being served. The action is handled perfectly as well as the pace of the story switches between the brutal fights and the political theater. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 1, 2020

    This is the promise of the summer's dual mini-series fully realized and everything I want from X-Men comics going forward. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 6, 2020

    What a tremendous series - there's no way to predict what happens next, and that's the highest praise any comic could receive! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 1, 2020

    This is one of my favorite Dawn of X books yet! This issue captures the new world stage very well via Magneto's impressive speech and Xavier's honest and loving perspective. Hickman has done well to capture a very complex situation and making it fit into one very quick dinner. At the same time, the book feels huge in scope, while also small in its character work. With a sharp edge, X-Men cuts deep expertly drawing your interest and making you thirsty for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 3, 2020

    Overall this is the best issue to be released in this series. I really feel that if this book continues to stay in the political realm it could be the best book in the ‘Dawn of X’ line-up. This is definitely a must read issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 4, 2020

    Dawn of X finally does something truly new and unique, and it's great! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Jan 1, 2020

    Humanity isn't likely to roll over and play dead either. There is evidence of that in this issue, as Cyclops and Gorgon are tasked with taking out two strike teams that were staged to enter and eliminate the mutant delegates. All of this is building up as the stakes for the X-Men and mutant-kind get ever higher. Hickman is taking the struggles of a race and putting on the world stage in a way that fans have never seen before. A compelling narrative that is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Jan 2, 2020

    "Global Economics" ends without much being specifically decided, but there is a clear line drawn in the sand by the final page. While there is a minor sense of redundancy here " much of what Magneto says echoes his words in House of X #1 " it also gives the Krakoans a chance to stand firm in the face of some of the setbacks they've suffered like Xavier's assassination in X-Force. That refusal to back down in the face of adversity is one of the most essential traits of X-Men, and it allows this issue to give X-Men its momentum back as one of Marvel's books with top of the line potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jan 3, 2020

    The decades long parallels to civil rights in the X-Men needed this updated critique and plan. Not to be absolutely cynical, Professor X lets them know that he hasn't given up on his dream of coexisting peacefully with humans. "Do you think I don't love you? Because I do. There's a part of me that will never stop believing in you." I'm interested to see how these X-Men stories play out with the Professor, Magneto, and Apocalypse all united in a peaceful plan instead of beating the hell out of each other. Hell, we should probably take notes in case we can find ourselves a black Krakoa. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 4, 2020

    X-Men #4 was more about establishing the current standing of Krakoa than having a huge status quo shaking event take place. And as he has shown in the past, Jonathan Hickman knocks it out of the park thanks to incredible writing for Magneto, Charles Xavier and Gorgon. Hickman's writing is strengthened by Leinil Francis Yu's artwork putting over how impactful the words spoken are during the latest World Economic Forum. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jan 2, 2020

    Being four issues into the main book, nothing eventful or even mind-blowing has happened. It appears that Hickman continues to use this series has a set up leaving the other X-writers to dive deeper into the overall story" and thats not what this Hickman fan was looking forward too, especially after how fantastic HOXPOX was. Ultimately, this reviewer left the issue tired, bored and expecting something more. My hope is that issue five leads to more excitement, energy, action, and some gravitas. But, we will have to wait too see. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 4, 2020

    Dinner is served! Your main courses are fine art, an excellent plot, and a heaping side-order of unexamined misogyny. Read Full Review

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