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A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 15 critic ratings.

It’s too late…

Publication Date
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Print Lenght
25 pages
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15 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 continues this event’s book run of near perfection. The creative team is amazing, and this penultimate issue is terrific. Anyone not reading this book is missing out on something brilliant.

  • 95

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Gillen continues to bring impressive and exciting scope to this story with a plot that is riveting and compelling moment after moment. I’ve been wary of giant events for a while, but this one has connected with me because of how unique the story is, how high the stakes are and how intriguing and surprising all of the twists within it have been. I love the uncertainty of this series and the ending was brilliantly executed and exciting.

    The Art: Schiti’s art is wonderfully detailed and beautifully designed. Every page is visually stunning and connected with me as a reader.

  • 93

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 has less talking from the Progenitor, more space to tell the story, and more room for the art to express the large, impactful moments. The deaths are big, the reveals are meaningful, and the story is perfect for the Marvel fan that’s been invested for years. That makes A.X.E.: Judgment Day a reward to those hardcore Marvel Comic fans and a definite on any pull list. Readers, the pacing is spot on, the action is intense, and our heroes are navigating a terrain that I haven’t seen this bleak in decades. Sure, we’ve had crises and events. But, not like this where we see the worldly impact on humanity and the overall society.

    I hope that this piece doesn’t get brushed under the rug. I want to know how the world recovers. I want to see the ramifications of the big reveal on the last page. And what’s going to happen to Tony, Sinister, and the rogue Eternals? They need to be held accountable. The point is: that Gillen has made an event that’s hitting on all cylinders. From deep thoughts about life, religion, and origin to where the Marvel Universe will be heading after this event, Gillen continues to tie so much into one amazing story. You have to pick up A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 and grab the back issues ASAP!

  • 90


    In the end of the world there’s hope. This story is the perfect event, and I can’t wait to see how it ends.

  • 90


    If you want action, A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 has it in droves. The heroes take the fight to the Celestial in an issue that raises the stakes more than you can know. If a Marvel event is supposed to change how we think and see characters, A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 does it ten fold.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 features awe-inspiring speeches combined with blockbuster-worthy artwork as Marvel’s heroes make their last stand. With only one issue remaining, the final fate of the Marvel Universe hangs in the balance. And in my opinion, this is one of the few times where I’ve felt like the stakes are high enough for a story of this caliber.

  • 90

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    The movement being made feels unconnected from the main story, because the events are being told in the side minis, and tie-ins from the ongoings attached to the event. This, mixed with the character beats that just arent hitting like theyre supposed to makes this issue drag in parts. Hopefully Gillen pulls it together at the end. Id hate to see this story Ive been totally engrossed in for the last year and a half fall flat on its face.

  • 88

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    As the world ends, our heroes must work together to figure out a way to save the day. Kieron Gillen packs action and substance into the penultimate issue of AXE Judgement day.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 delivers an impactful penultimate chapter that pushed all our heroes to their limits against the Progenitor. Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti balance out all the giant spectacle moments with strong character moments. Hopefully with how things are left the final issue of A.X.E.: Judgment Day will deliver an impactful ending for Marvel’s latest big event.

  • 80

    The penultimate chapter of A.X.E.: Judgment Day unleashes the apocalypse as The Progenitor marks its judgment with massacres of superheroes and mass destruction of cities across the globe. It’s a proper spectacle as rendered by Valerio Schiti and Marte Gracia who fill splashes with a resplendent array of costumes and ensure that even burning skylines possess a strange beauty. Spectacle is the primary focus of this issue as it builds tension about The Progenitor’s seeming infallibility as every plan posed against it has been rendered childlike. There is excellent work framing the final act that’s not quite revealed in this issue. However, elements like Cap and Nightcrawler being the most inspiring team-up in all of superhero comics promise that the last issue will deliver the goods.

  • 80

    Geek'd Out

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #5 looks great, sounds big, and feels important. There are plenty of spectacles and human emotion to keep you riveted to the page with every turn. However, the actual plot has barely moved more than a few steps when you consider the heroes’ new plan is the same as the old plan. Come for the heart and the visuals, but don’t bother if you’re looking for a plot that takes up more than a few pages.

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