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A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.

The clock is ticking and midnight looms.

It’s not too late.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
27 pages
Amazon ASIN

14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Crusaders

    In Judgement Day No.4, Gillen has written more than just a comic, he’s written a self help book, and to think all it took was to finally have Captain America lose hope.

  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4continues to subvert expectations, all the while delivering a cinematic experience in terms of story and artwork. With a massive cliffhanger and only two issues left, it’s anyone’s guess how things will end. But that ending’s bound to be spectacular.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4 is brilliant, and there’re no two ways about it. Gillen, Schiti, Gracia, and Cowles are doing excellent work. This event is the best in a long time, a treat for everyone who reads it.

  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Gillen continues to craft a beautifully thrilling and tension filled story in this issue. There are some great and unexpected twists throughout the story and all of the surprises within the story are perfectly presented along with some moments that were truly shocking leading to a completely unexpected and shocking ending. I cannot wait to see where this story goes next and continue to be invested in every element of it.

    The Art: Schiti delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The action is visually thrilling and the character moments look amazing. I love the visual scope of this story and how Schiti brings it to life on the page.

  • 90

    It’s difficult to overstate the incredible pace at which A.X.E.: Judgment Day moves with every issue substantially altering the premise, which makes following the event an absolute thrill as following an event ought to be. Judgment Day #4 pours on the judgment part of its title with a number of poignant and bound to be fondly remembered character notes. This occurs amidst the model U.N. action presented by warring factions of Eternals, X-Men, and Avengers. Their strategies and politicking moves so quickly that it never risks becoming dull, and democracy is made to be exciting stuff in one splash panel. The series’ stellar pacing also allows space for big moments as character deaths treat the character and stakes (and fandom) with appropriate gravitas. Once again, Judgment Day turns on a final page that would make Brian K. Vaughan jealous and it’s one that simultaneously evokes excitement for whatever comes next and contemplation of this grandiose metaphor’s basis. You won’t find a better event than Judgment Day in 2022.

  • 90

    Un Cómic Más

  • 90

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 88

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4 focused my attention on who decides the moral laws. Who decides what is just and unjust? Who is the judge? Even the world of Marvel Comics fights with that dilemma on the reg and theyre a fictional world with superheroes and superpowers. If they struggle, what are we to do? And this question I pose not just rhetorically but also in the context of the issue. Im excited to see how Gillen will manage this new impending judgment. How will the world get through this one? I guess well have to continue to read and find out. But readers, the excitement and speculation are real! Grab A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4 as soon as you can. Other than the massive narration, this issue has it all!

  • 87

    Comic Watch

    With a story that feels like its a let down due to the important pieces being told elsewhere, the team still pulls it together when it comes to elevating a character that doesnt seem to hold the same weight in regards to other Eternals. What theyll do, and where theyll take these characters will hopefully leave a positive impact on the greater Marvel universe.

  • 85


    When it comes to A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4, the name of the game is heavy emotional resonance. You will feel for these characters as they never give up hope, but seem to have no way of stopping what is coming. The series continues to take big swings while offering introspective moments as our favorite characters get judged. What more could you want?

  • 80

    Geek'd Out

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4 does a great job in putting over what Progenitor declaration of judgment of Earth truly means. The urgency shown by the Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals as they went along with Starfox’s plan made this a strong start to the second half of Marvel’s latest big event. The ending now sets up many questions for how things could go in the remaining chapters of this event.

  • 70

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #4 makes a lot of noise, brims with high energy and fast pacing, but ultimately runs around like a chicken with its head cut off until the last four pages. The ending hits big, hard, and fast. Are those last four pages worth a $4.99 cover price? Probably not, but it will be interesting to see what happens next.

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