X-Men #6

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Matteo Buffagni Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 85
8.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants...
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 12, 2020

    This should be a breakout issue of artist Matteo Buffagni, whose creative choices help cast even moments fans have read before in entirely new emotional lights. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 12, 2020

    X-Men #6 is stellar. Hickman sets up a lot of things in this issue, but the most important parts aren't the set-up for future plot lines, but the sheer emotion of the whole thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 12, 2020

    Buffagni does some brilliant work with the visuals in this issue. There are some great panels throughout and the concentration on the characters allows for the dialogue to come from expression filled faces. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Feb 13, 2020

    There's absolutely no doubt that this issue is the height of what Hickman has accomplished on the main X-Men book. He sets down a lot of foundation for stories to come and gets deep within the skin ofhis characters in a way that moves them forward while staying true to what they are. It's a progression of the story and characters while helping to pay off years of continuity and subtextual reference. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 12, 2020

    If youve been wanting something extra from your X-MEN, this issue is for you. Dare I say its your Destiny. Furthermore, this issue shows the true care and creativity Hickman has for his stories to gradually weave the pieces together in such a thorough way. He is certainly a strategist, an organizer, a planner, and a one in a million writer. No one can deny the intricate detail and inventive nature of a Hickman story, and this issue was no different. Dont wait until the weekend. Grab this issue on your way home Wednesday! I think youll love the ramifications for the future of the series just as much as the explanation of the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 14, 2020

    It might be a bit slower pace than the previous issues, but X-Men #6 provides some wonderful detailing and character work to the ongoing Dawn of X. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 15, 2020

    Hickman is redefining the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 12, 2020

    If anyone had any doubts about the detour we took with this issue, rest assured that by the end of this issue you will find that X-Men #6 is a game changer. To Mystique goes to extraordinary lengths to get what she wants was one heck of an understatement. You would not have expected one like this so soon in the story, but here this creative team is dropping it right on our laps. Mystique has set a dangerous game in motion, and one which could have been prevented if there were not so much mystery behind a future for mutantkind so few have seen with their own eyes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 12, 2020

    Overall this issue is an exciting entry that throws another element into the mix. Life on Krakoa is going to get even more complicated, and I’m excited for the ride. This is a series that should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 12, 2020

    All things taken in equal measure,X-Men #6 is another stellar entry into the "Dawn of X" world. The staggered issue-by-issue pacing and shifts in focus might be frustrating to some who just want a straightforward tale, but those people don't know Jonathan Hickman. He plays the long game, plants seeds, and lets everything come together slowly, organically, with amazing payoffs. Even if you're not a hardcore X-fan, don't miss out on these books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 12, 2020

    This is a titillating sixth issue that offers a whole new threat to dig into going forward. If this is the end of the arc, Hickman has left us wondering from which direction the mutants will be attacked first. Once again, Hickman has shown a subtle hand can drive your imagination. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Feb 14, 2020

    Bytheendofthis issue,we find out the truth about the future Destiny foresees and tells her wife that she must pull off the ultimate betrayal if they continue to jerk her around. Can't wait to see how Hickman handles that already established as an anti-hero, heel turn. Oh, and lest we forget thatAlia Gregor just became the most important name in X-Men moving forward… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Feb 19, 2020

    X-Men #6 is another excellent read. Jonathan Hickman continues to make the X-Men Marvel's premier title. And it simply is not even close. The quality of writing on X-Men is a clear cut above anything else that Marvel is currently publishing. X-Men #6 is definitely worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 15, 2020

    Shining a new light on Mystique's great passions makes for a compelling comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 17, 2020

    The end of this issue is incredibly intense and had me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to see where this particular story goes"in another couple of issues or so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Feb 12, 2020

    This issue injects a nice bit of personality into Hickman's X-Men. Read Full Review

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