X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #5

Writer: Leah Williams Artist: Lucas Werneck, David Messina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 22, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 39
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6.2User Rating

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The mystery surrounding Magneto and Scarlet Witch is resolved. The guilty will be judged, the innocent absolved, the victims avenged... and all shall endure their own trials.

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 22, 2021

    Werneck delivers some great art throughout the issue. There are some beautiful visual moments to be found and I love the detailed in every panel. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 23, 2021

    X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #5 provides an excellent ending to this miniseries and addresses grief in engaging ways. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Sasha Kaplan Dec 22, 2021

    This was ok at best and all over the place at worse. Although we know who killed Wanda and got a new status quo for Krakoa, it feels like it missed the mark completely. The Trial of Magneto might be the biggest misnomer in comics this year, if not the last five. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 29, 2021

    X-Men: The Trial Of Magneto #5 has a good ending, but it also shows just how bad this book really has been throughout its run. It would have been a fine mystery book, but Marvel apparently had other plans for it, and it hurt things immensely. The ending doesnt do much to redeem the story and is even more frustrating because it could have been a great story if it had been done differently. Wernecks art is uneven, which is basically this book in microcosm. This comic is the ultimate missed opportunity, and its ending cant save it, even if its the best part of this five-issue tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 25, 2021

    And so the Trial of Magneto ends as it lived: as a reminder that Leah Williams should have been allowed to just keep writing X-Factor however she wished. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Dec 22, 2021

    X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #5serves as the conclusion to a convoluted and ultimately disappointing story that redeems the Scarlet Witch but fails to put the spotlight on Magneto. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Dec 22, 2021

    X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #5 brings this chaotic mini-series to a close with unsatisfying results. The comic answers who killed Wanda, but the reveal is not as impactful as expected. On top of that, the comic adds a big revelation on top of the other that doesn't make things clearer but more confusing and convoluted than this series already is. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Dec 22, 2021

    Trial of Magneto is safe at best and boring and convoluted at worst. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 22, 2021

    Are the events of Trial of Magneto going to be significant and perhaps a relief to certain fans? Sure. Are they enjoyable to read? Not really. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jan 2, 2022

    This "story" will be a minor footnote in this era of mutant history, a tedious attempt at a mystery that ended up as a horrible mistake. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Ebonyc Jan 7, 2022

    I liked this whole mini series.

  • 10
    cincyfan Jan 2, 2022

    Once again I'm very happy I didn't have the same experience as others reading this. I thought this was a fantastic ending to this story. I found this to be very moving and beautifully written and drawn. This was redemption with huge implications to krakoa. I for one loved this whole story and found the artwork to be amazing

  • 10
    Atari Dec 26, 2021

    I don’t love this but I don’t hate it the way many of your seem to. Importantly, I can see where the importance of this in the overall Krakoan storyline and so I think maybe that’s why.

  • 7.5
    Merlyn Dec 22, 2021

    I can't believe I'm saying this but I... kind of liked this? I mean, the "mystery" is total bullshit and the title of the book is still disingenuous, but I felt like here Leah played to her only saving grace as a writer: her X-Men knowledge. She basically reverted Toad to the loyal servant of Magneto he was in the beginning of the X-Men. Toad has moved on from that, it's true, but it's also true that he's been receiving very little attention lately and as someone who likes Toad, I appreciated the spotlight he got here. I hope The Brotherhood gets back together in the Pit somehow, Sabretooth is already there, Orphan Maker and Nanny are there, too, there's potential for those characters to come back with a vengeance. I liked Magneto's charact more

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  • 7.0
    Onomatopoeia Dec 22, 2021

    The ending wasn't as bad as I had expected. That's not to say it was good, but it could have been awful considering the first four. I give this issue a 7, but the story altogether is a generous 4.

    The killer reveal was cheap and lacking in substance. We haven't seen much, if any, of Toad in Krakoa, so I was let down that he was nothing more than a fall guy. I said it before, but it also made X-Factor come across as inept and awful detectives. Watching Toad get sent to the pit really left a bad taste; Wanda's "redemption" seems dirty now, considering it was based on his sacrifice.

    I did love seeing Thunderbird come back and I was happier still to see the Crucible get replaced. It always seemed too barbaric for Krakoa a more

  • 6.5
    Loafy Trophy Dec 28, 2021

    This whole series was a bit of a jumble of disparate ideas and it mostly comes together by the end. I think pretty much everything related to Wanda and the resurrection protocols really worked while the actual "trial" or whodunnit portion of the story, fell flat on its face.

    Toad comes out of nowhere as the guilty party, and while you can kind of see why it works due to their Brotherhood connection, the reveal mostly lands with a thud. Especially with the further reveal that Wanda wanted all of this to happen so she could enhance the resurrection protocols. I wasn't particularly satisfied with the ending for Toad either, as he's really more of a hired gun in an assisted suicide rather than the cold, calculating murderer he was t more

  • 5.0
    Jawsh Dec 31, 2021

    What sounds like it could have been an interesting, great story is muddled by a run that had no consistent tone/characters/focus.
    This needed more space, needed more focus. Trial of Magneto was not IT.

  • 4.0
    daspidaboy Dec 22, 2021

    So basically this is a story that has the word magneto in it but he doesn't appear.

    But wait it turns out that a weak mutant name toad killed wanda. But wait it turns out magneto already knew who killed wanda beforehand.

    Holy Buddha this was convoluted as hell

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  • 3.5
    KittyNone Dec 22, 2021

    I can't help but wonder if I would have liked this as the closing arc of X-Factor (which I enjoyed) or if the story would have been this big a mess whether it was turned into an event or not, but regardless this is a car accident. The idea of the ending isn't terrible, but the execution is both limp and incoherent in a way that undercuts anything good about it.

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  • 3.0
    UxasIs Dec 23, 2021

    Wasn't quite as dogshit as the last issue but this ending was way too messy and its a shame Williams can't seem to write an engaging story

  • 2.0
    Van Richten Dec 30, 2021

    I feel bad for Williams because all the incels and sad puppy types are always cunning for her and Tini Howard. So I’m hesitant to write a bad review. However, this was a terrible story arc that was convoluted and went nowhere. Just like with X-Factor, Williams was given a solid premise, and she squandered it on “character-driven” narrative that treads water the entire time.

  • 1.5
    JBL Reviews Dec 26, 2021

    Oh good. Twenty million mutants. Hmm. This just got worse. This series is nonsense.

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    Geov Dec 23, 2021

    I'm giving it a 1 because I can't give it a 0. this story seems to be the start of a bunch of poorly written stories to come to please mcu fans. Wanda's personality is a door, the heroes of the council have the most meaningless votes in the world, two telepaths in the council and nobody read Groxo's mind to know if he was telling the truth? This sucks. this Leah Williams should be fired, she can't sustain a story without bait and appeal to the mcu audience. The only good thing is that it's over, and the bad thing is that unfortunately this horrible writer is going to write another magazine for the little scarlet witch. May God have mercy on Mrs. maximoff's fans

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    maelstron Dec 22, 2021

    Really nice fanfic

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