X-Men: Red #5

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 3, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 44
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No one who is not an Omega-level mutant has ever taken one of the nine seats of the Great Ring. Together, they are the greatest power Arakko has ever known - and it's nine against one. So, if the nine are losing...what does that say about the one? Judgment Day has come to the Red Planet - and it's Arakko's greatest test since X OF SWORDS!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 11, 2022

    X-Men Red #5 is yet another great tie-in to Judgment Day #1. Ewing and Caselli kill every single panel of the issue. Nothing is wasted, and it does a brilliant job of laying out just how Uranos was able to do what he did to Arakko and whats about to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 3, 2022

    This story is an astonishment. It raises the stakes of the current massive crossover event while never dropping the thematic threads of the primary story. Readers of both series will be swept away by this flood. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 3, 2022

    X-Men: Red #5 benefits from A.X.E.: Judgment Day #1 as that issue tees up this issue to show how Uranos committed a total annihilation on the Arakko people. That includes big-name mutants like Cable, Nightcrawler, and Magneto. In the world of comics, X-Men: Red takes bigger swings than most. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 3, 2022

    X-Men Red #5 delves into the fallout from Judgement Day, as Arakko falls prey to the wrath of the Eternal Uranos. The best tie-ins offer more depth to the main story, and this is definitely a great tie-in. And the last page delivers a promise that Uranos will come to regret his actions. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 3, 2022

    Caselli delivers some stunning visuals on every page of the issue. There are some shocking images that brilliantly showcase the tension and terror of the story itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Aug 3, 2022

    For fans wanting to see what led to the aftermath of Mars seen in A.X.E.: Judgement Day #1, X-Men Red #5 provides what you're looking for. The comic doesn't waste any time and goes right into the action, showing the red planet under assault by Uranos and his war machines. The fighting between Uranos and the mutants is cool with some unexpected twists and developments. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 3, 2022

    X-Men Red #5 isn't bad in any way but it's mostly a repeat of events from a different perspective. It's a case where showing doesn't really add a ton to the story. Uranos is still a badass. Arakko is devestated. We have more details. It's the last few pages that really stand out as being a big deal. And all of that could be handled in the main series in a page or two. Imagine that ending as an opening and then moving on. The impact would be amazing. Still, if you want to know exactly how Uranos defeated everyone, X-Men Red #5 drops the details and fleshes out that aspect of A.X.E.: Judgement Day's opening salvo. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 3, 2022

    X-Men: Red #5 delivers on what it needed to be as we get a full look at Uranos attack on Arakko that we only got glimpses of in A.X.E.: Judgment Day #1. Even knowing the end results of the story in this comic book Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli were able to craft a narrative that pulled you into finding out what went down on Arakko. If you are reading A.X.E.: Judgment Day I highly recommend picking up X-Men: Red #5. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 3, 2022

    Ewing displays his expected degree of creativity in imagining how these powerful veterans of the cosmos would fall while fighting well. That style and creativity doesn't combat this issue being a slog of unending death falling upon a planet and culture readers were just drawn to appreciate and expect more from. Read Full Review

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