X-Men #5

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 96
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The X-Men, the most powerful heroes on the planet, deal with an old nemesis' surprising return...
Rated T

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 1, 2020

    It's a smart, twisty story that will challenge your perceptions, paired with excellent art by R.B. Silva and color art by Matte Gracia. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 29, 2020

    This is yet another good issue in the series that aims to detail something new in every issue while reminding us Cyclops is flipping awesome. He's the glue that keeps this book together as the creators probe new threats for mutants and the X-Men to be fearful of going forward.  Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jan 29, 2020

    Jonathan Hickman finally recreates the magic, excitement, and allure that originally elevated this series to new heights back in the summer and brought the X-Men back to the forefront of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 29, 2020

    Silva offers some fantastic art in this issue. The characters and action perfectly complement the story and the tone of the art matches the dark tone of the story. This is a great looking issue and the Vault looks both wondrous and dangerous at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 29, 2020

    Overall this issue ushers in a huge threat to the mutants that is going to most likely have lasting implications. If you haven’t been reading ‘X-Men’ then you need to pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 2, 2020

    X-Men is a must read series Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Jan 30, 2020

    While we're not likely to see thisparticular story directly followed up on in next month's Mystique-centric issue, I'm hoping that the book comes back to it soon because this is an arc that I'm very excited to see continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 31, 2020

    This issue combines truly beautiful art with top-notch storytelling and a firm handle on character voices which have been lacking in previous installments. It's a heart-stopping ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jan 31, 2020

    Hickman, Silva, and Gracia once again deliver in spades, with a suspenseful, tense, beautiful and extremely well-choreographed issue. The pieces are starting to come together, and yet the full picture is still beyond the reader's grasp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Jan 31, 2020

    X-Men #5 shows that the A-Listers are not the only characters that will be dealing with the consequences of paradise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jan 29, 2020

    All in all, X-Men #5 was worth the wait for the new danger set-up through this chapter, and the return of X-Men who truly are too much of difference-makers to ever be forgotten in the Dawn of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 29, 2020

    While a touch denser than the more user-friendly opening issues X-Men #5 continues the title's aims of expansion. By adding more new threats to Krakoa and continuing to delve into the real deal implications of the mutant's new "paradise," Jonathan Hickman continues to make good on the promise of the "new" for the main X-book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 29, 2020

    X-Men #5 is probably the issue of the series most on-brand for writer Jonathan Hickman so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 6, 2020

    X-Men #5 is a good issue that could have been great with just a little tweaking. Hickman is setting something up with this one, but spends too much time telling readers about the Vault and spends very little time showing them anything. This issue is intriguing, but it could have been so much better. R.B. Silvas art is wonderful. He makes some very cool design choices, except the new costumes for Synch, Darwin, and X-23. This one was right on the cusp of greatness, but fell a bit short. Its still very good, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jan 31, 2020

    One of my favorite X-Men books of all time was the Astonishing X-Men from 2004 where Armor is introduced. It's cool seeing her climbing the ranks as an established, high-level X-Man. To be honest, I still don't have a good grip on this newest iteration of the X-Men and that's probably the truest in this title. I'm content coasting through the books but there's one thing that irritates me. Resurrection technology? Really? These are comics and no one stays dead but at least pretend like death is a real threat. Ok, I'm done whining. On to praise. R. B. Silva is a beast. The inside of the Vault is gorgeously haunting. And the way to my heart is a well-drawn Cyclops with a glowing visor. The plot of this book has me curious and the art has me giddy. Can't wait to see what the equivalent of 537 years has done to our protagonists. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2020

    X-Men wastes an entire issue on unnecessary set up and exposition. Read Full Review

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