X-Men #4

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 56
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It's Halloween and the X-Men have to face a horror born of a neighboring town in Westchester... the Headless HORSEMAN?! And that's not the only terror targeting them...


  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Oct 13, 2021

    X-Men #4 is the perfect example of how to do a holiday-themed issue, as it leans into the Halloween atmosphere and serves as a character piece for Jean Grey. I'd recommend other creators to look at this comic if they plan to do their own holiday-themed issues. And even though this issue is a bit of a 'breather episode,' it ends with a new foe heading to the X-Men's newly terraformed nation of Arakko. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Oct 13, 2021

    X-Men #4 is another episode where Duggan can show off his familiarity with newer and older canon, the greater 616 continuity as well as his ability to thread moments together, issue by issue, in a Halloween holiday-themed installment that's brought to life by an absolutely stellar fill-in art team whose work elevates the issue on every front. Also if you a jean grey fan this is a must own issue plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 13, 2021

    With the focus being almost solely on Jean, incredibly small clues as to the future direction of the series, and little action to speak of, I found this week's installment of X-MEN a little flat. Not bad by any stretch" just less compelling. Don't get me wrong, X-MEN #4 wasn't bad, yet my expectations surrounding the cover and preview were a bit more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 16, 2021

    X-Men #4 is a good entry into the creepy side of the X-Men mythos. Gerry Duggan is picking up and using the ground work that Jonathan Hickman laid out. The art is a thing of beauty this issue. If you're in the mood for a creepy superhero book this week, X-Men #4 should whet your whistle. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 13, 2021

    Javier Pina does an excellent job with the art in the issue. There are some great moments in the dreams of the characters that are visually and thematically interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 19, 2021

    While a decent issue on its own merits, it is a bit of a rough issue in the overall picture of the series. A fun detour that feels a bit out of place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Lia Kolb Oct 13, 2021

    X-Men #4 delves into 3 of its core casts' psyches (to various degrees of success). Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 13, 2021

    There's the start of a good idea here, but the execution is boring, and the whole thing runs its uneventful course too quickly to be fulfilling. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 16, 2021

    A seemingly random use of Nightmare accomplishes not much of anything in this standalone(?) issue. Things were gangbusters for the first three issues, so I don't know where this one came from. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 13, 2021

    X-Men #4 is one of the worst X-Men books of the Krakoa era, if not the worst. The only thing that saves it is the art by Pina and Arciniega. Duggan makes so many mistakes its almost like hes never actually read X-Men comics before. If this is what the supposed flagship of the franchise is, its in trouble. Read Full Review

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