X-Men: Red #4

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 37
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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• JEAN GREY and her team of X-Men are trying to save the world...but one mutant could spoil that for everyone.
•  When an old friend of Jean's is corrupted and turned against her, will Jean have to do the unthinkable?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 22, 2018

    The story continues to get better and the characters get some great development, especially Jean. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jake Putnam Jun 4, 2018

    This issue was kind of a slow read. It wasn't bad though, we saw some great emotional moments between our characters and it is a great addition to the story arc we are currently facing. This series is turning into one of the best X-men series I have read in a decade. Pick up the issue. In fact do what I have done and get all four issues of the series from your local comic shop, don't forget X-Men Red Annual #1 is out now too! Pick them up!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 18, 2018

    X-Men Red #4 continues to be the tightly scripted and well paced king of the current X-title pile. This issue continues to take the story in interesting directions and assembles a badass lineup of X-Men to battle an aptly devious villain. This comic earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle May 16, 2018

    Tom Taylor, Mahmud Asrar, and Rain Beredo's X-MEN RED #4 explores real life technology issues that hit surprisingly close to home. Storm and Jean's friendship is left unresolved and Asrar's art struggles to keep up with a growing cast of characters; but overall, the issue's relevance and awareness helps to make it a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi May 21, 2018

    One of (if not the) strongest book of the line, "X-Men Red" #4 borrows from the best the mutants can offer: meaningful character moment, compelling plot threads and just enough soap opera for fans to smile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 16, 2018

    While some of the books in the X-Men line seem devoted to recapturing past glory, X-Men Red continues to be the one interested pushing the X-Men into the future just as much as Jean Grey is trying to build a future for mutantkind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato May 16, 2018

    Overall, I'm really enjoying this title and liking the direction it's headed in. I like the team line up (shout out to Trinary, a great new character) and really like seeing a character like Gentle become more then just a background player. And as I mentioned earlier, I'm really enjoying getting to hate Cassandra Nova again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 21, 2018

    It's not a great issue to jump on but I'd go back and read 1-3 first and then this one to get up to speed. I again think this series may be the best X-men series we have ongoing so if you want your X-men free ranged, gluten-free, and without lactose, this comic won't give you any of that BUT it's still really good. Technically, it's gluten-free and lactose-free if you enjoy that...  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Connor Christiansen May 17, 2018

    While the story doesn't move forward much, X-Men Red #4 is still an entertaining issue that elevates the stakes even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White May 31, 2018

    My waning struggles with the artistic style aside, this particular issue makes impressive strides in its move to globalize the X-Men in a way that has been seemingly absent for a few years, between the retreat into Limbo and the subsequent move to Central Park. The introduction of sentites is an interesting spin on a time-tested trope, but moving forward, the real test will be in the execution and handling of said trope (how is it different from similar devices?). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 16, 2018

    This book is a definite must read for all x-fans. It's so exciting and packs a lot of action, comedy and heart. While some of the x-books seem to be lacking lately, this one just keeps getting better and better with every issue. Check it out, trust me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 16, 2018

    This is one X-Men book sure to appeal to everyone - even those like me who don't much care for X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 20, 2018

    Assembling the new team, expanding the villain's plan and making for an exciting read. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forge May 16, 2018

    This book is so boring that it takes a considerable effort just to review it.

    The cover art makes Laura look ugly. The dialog is interchangeable (this is typical for a Tom Taylor book). The team already switches to their second hideout in this relatively new series. Hopefully they will stay there for awhile, but it makes you wonder why Taylor wasted any time at all on Wakanda. The powers of the fairly obscure character Gentle are never explained. The motivations of Cassandra Nova are still unexplained. The book is only 20 pages. For four dollars Marvel still steals two pages from us.

    This team is too big. One of the final pages shows eight team members, and this doesn't even include Gambit. As a result, good character more

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  • 9.0
    Treysome May 17, 2018

    Another solid issue from Taylor. To me this is the x-men book to get. It’s what an x-book should be. Can’t wait for the next issue.

  • 9.0
    Titanium May 22, 2018

    I love this series and it continues on the highest level. It was a really good story again and I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu May 20, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    I am loving this X-men title. In a franchise that can be confusing as religion, X-men Red does a good job taking you in slowly and has been showing us all how the team is going to be formed and who the big bad appears to be. I feel the X-men franchise is one that turns new readers away with its complexity. But Taylor has done a great job explaining where this crew is at to this rookie (maybe 4th year sophomore at this point) and keeps me wanting to come back for more each month.

    This issue basically shows us the possible big bad, which is now se more

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Dec 3, 2018

    Jean exercises excellent leadership in defusing Storm, getting her onto the team along with Namor and Gentle, and preparing to go on the offensive. The X-Men understand Cassandra's weapon now - the Sentinites are a nice refinement of earlier titles' clumsy attempts at nano-sentinels - but they still haven't seen their enemy's face. I like the way this conflict is gearing up; the stage is set for awesomeness.

    I normally come down diametrically opposed to "Diversity in Comics"-type opinions, but Trinary's awfulness transcends personal politics. No matter how closely my views align with her and her author, I find her techno-progressive yawping loathsome and paranoid. "This is a magic super-science bug that mind-controls innocent peo more

  • 7.0
    BuddyBaker May 17, 2018

    Story pieces were a bit vapid compared to previous issues. The art was beautiful (sans the cover), but I did feel there were some gratuitous objectification going on on page 8 when Grey and Ororo interact that took me out of the story.

  • 5.0
    Jon Comics May 18, 2018

    As mediocre as this whole run has been so far. Nothing relevant happens and the story is pretty much a rethread of the everyone hates mutants trope.
    The return of Jean Grey has been terribly anti climactic so far. Is this editorially mandated and is this series a placeholder while some much bigger plan is cooked up for Jean? It certainly looks like it.
    With the exception of Nightcrawler and Storm, the cast is bad. What do you make of characters named Gentle and Trinary? Also, Namor is part of the team in another of those Let Remind Everybody Namor is a mutant push.
    A big dissapointment so far

  • 3.0
    DeathlyDrew May 17, 2018

    I feel like this book is the Last Jedi. Some people are saying how, "This is the X-Men book we're all looking for," when it's really not any good. Nothing happened this issue, it was so dull and boring. And Trinary is literally a character created to push agendas. I'm not even complaining about agendas being storylines in comics, but when it is so out of the tone of what is going on and it takes three speech bubbles to explain, it's not good dialogue.

    This book gets one more issue, and if nothing changes it's going to get dropped. I like Gold, Astonishing and Domino is a fun read, but wow, this book is just a snoozefest with politics.

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