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

74
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 14 critic ratings.

The apocalyptic finale of the event of the year.

It’s not that nothing will be the same again – it’s that unless heroes can find a new way to be heroes, everything will be nothing forever.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
39 pages
Language
English
Price
$5.99
Amazon ASIN
B0B6L39QRC

43%
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14 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #6 brings an end to Marvel’s latest event series and upends the world of the Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals in the process. If I were in the Progenitor’s place, I would definitely judge this comic worthy of reading. It’s very rare that a superhero comic can deal with matters of faith in such a profound way, but this one more than succeeds.

  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 96

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Gillen brings this story to a brilliant, thought provoking, tension filled and exciting conclusion. The story is conceptually brilliant and never stops in its twists, turns and revelations. There is non-stop action throughout, but it never overshadows how engaging and entertaining the story is. I’m not a huge fan of event comics, but this one is definitely an exception.

    The Art: Schiti and Fiorelli knock it out of the park with blisteringly beautiful visuals that are filled with great character moments, tension and action. A beautiful looking issue from start to finish.

  • 90

    COMICON

    The event ends with the destruction of the world, but also hope. The best event sinceSecret Wars ends with an inspiring story that shows that the world can be saved with more than punching.

  • 90

    AIPT

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #6 delivers big time for fans of earned resolution, and the incredible trick of characters talking is as impactful as punching in a superhero comic. This event has always been about the ideas of things or the impression of an entire culture and has shifted global understanding. For an event-caliber story, that’s hugely impactful, and it’ll be interesting to see the ramifications of this event going forward.

  • 87

    Major Spoilers

    The resolution of the threat to Earth feels a bit sudden, but the art is wonderful and the things that come AFTER that literal Deus Ex Machina more than make up for it.

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    Solid event, came in like a lion, with some nice character development, with some stunning art, but the finished with a whimper. Unfortunately the team couldnt stick the landing. Fortunately Gillen built a solid foundation, leaving loads of stories to be mined from his work here.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    I was initially skeptical of what A.X.E.: Judgment Day had to offer; here, at the end, I’m glad to admit my error in judgment as the final issue places Judgment Day into consideration as one of Marvel Comics’ very best events. While the final issue shows the familiar strains that come with these sorts of miniseries—an impressive array of publications across slightly more than 3 months, including 6 titanic issues from a mostly-consistent creative team—it provides an appropriately thrilling climax and poignant denouement that draw the entire affair to a fitting close. It’s an impressively ambitious affair, especially when one considers that it’s using superheroes to contemplate the problem of evil and man’s value in an era of decline.

  • 80

    Geek'd Out

    Perhaps keeping with its established character throughout the series, Judgment Day is a rare crossover event that truly sticks the landing, offering real emotional catharsis when the heroes finally emerge victorious.

  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

  • 71

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #6 felt way too long and ultimately ended with a discussion, a test, and nothing overly clever or boisterous at all. There was no “wow” moment. No “big” sacrifice readers will totally care about. There was no deal with the Devil or well-orchestrated plan that saved the day. A.X.E.: Judgment Day #6 just kind of… ends. Actually, it ends just like Wonder Woman 1984 with a heavy discussion about truth and humanity. Plus, I can’t help but wonder what the repercussions will be. Billions die. Places obliterated. The world was decimated. And all branches from a war between the Eternals, mutants, and Tony Stark stepping in and partially playing god himself. How does the world recover? Where do we go from here? I’m hoping we get to find out. However, I’m nervous (as always) that the event is just going to be forgotten like all the rest.

    Would I buy the trade? Well, if you would have asked me three months ago, I would have said yes for sure. A.X.E.: Judgment Day came out with a bang, involved dozens of big characters well, and threw out some wicked curveballs including resurrecting a Celestial, Uranos, and so much more. However, as the series continued, I feel like it lost its intensity, big reveals, and epic showdowns that drove the story forward, to begin with. I can’t help but leave A.X.E.: Judgment Day underwhelmed and disappointed. It’s almost as if the pitch was knocked out of the park but the execution wasn’t outlined enough to stick the landing with the same vigor with which the series began.

  • 70

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #6 ends the central conflict with high stakes, big action, and at least one character’s evolution to a new status quo. The spectacle hits hard, but the small character moments hit with just as much impact. That said, the conclusion boils down to a “My bad and a lot of lecturing, which ends the main event with a whimper instead of a bang.

  • 65

    Comic Book Revolution

    Ultimately A.X.E.: Judgment Day #6 did not make a smooth landing to conclude the latest Marvel event. Resolving the story through emotional story beats rather than who can punch harder was done well. As was what the ending could mean for the X-Men moving forward. Unfortunately, there are many moments in this final issue that come across as hollow on the Avengers and Eternals side of the story. Luckily great artwork from Valerio Schiti and Ivan Fiorelli help lift an ending that should’ve been more impactful than it turned out to be.

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