X-Men #5

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 49
6.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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ENTER: DOCTOR STASIS! The X-Men’s new nemesis finally makes himself known to them, bringing his creations to bear. Mutants may have conquered death, but their foes are all too living… 

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 24, 2021

    Overall, X-Men #5 is a great issue that leads into the holidays with a mix of heightened emotions. The X-Men are the world's newest -- and possibly best -- superhero team, and yet danger looms not only from the man watching them but from humans who may find out their greatest secret. In the end, this issue will make you love Polaris even more while the larger story's stakes rise. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 25, 2021

    Pina and Carlos deliver some impressive and fun visuals throughout the issue. The art is stellar and the action is thrilling throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Nov 24, 2021

    X-Men #5 is a capable installment which splits itself between x-heroics and some character introspection, while pushing ongoing plotlines a few steps forward. It tries a little too hard to justify some past choices in my opinion but that doesnt stop it from being an entertaining yarn nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 24, 2021

    It's a stellar issue, especially for fans of Lorna Dane, some of the best art currently offered by the superhero genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 24, 2021

    THE DISPATCHThis weeks issue of X-MEN focuses heavily on Polaris and her addition to the team. Those familiar with the character know shes a heavy hitter. However, I think Duggan wanted to take the time to showcase her abilities and give her the presence she truly can common. Nevertheless, as an X-MEN comic, it just didnt do a great job this week balancing out the cast of characters. I, like many others, get excited for the X-MEN because its a team book. Yet this week, Duggan decides to sidestep the atmosphere of the title to give some extra background information on Polaris, her nomination to the team, as well as her acceptance within the dynamic of the X-MEN. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Nov 24, 2021

    X-Men #5 is a stumble from the series' previous hot streak, featuring some baffling storytelling and character decisions. Hopefully, the next issue will keep characterization in focus as it introduces the newest member of the mutant heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 26, 2021

    X-Men #5 was another solid issue in this series that has become one of Marvel's most consistent monthly titles. Gerry Duggan does a good job providing some development for Polaris' character and pushing the greater narrative around Orchis' plot forward. The final few pages of X-Men #5 sets the stage for the next issue of this series to be a highly important comic book in this era for the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 27, 2021

    Try as he might, Duggan can't seem to find any solid ground for Polaris as a character. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 1, 2021

    X-Men #5 is a terrible comic. There's really no other way to put it. Duggan messes up from the first page and then never really recovers. In fact, he continually makes the book worse and worse until the end. This is kind of okay until it gets to the part with the big bad with a parabolic microphone watching Cyclops and Urich through a window. Pina and Carlos get nothing great to draw, and their art is fine, except for the Reavers, who look sooo very bad. This issue isn't comically bad, where can you laugh at it. It's just really, really bad. Read Full Review

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