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Bishop: War College #5 (of 5)

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Based on 4 critic ratings.


Tempo traps herself and Bishop in a time loop of her past trauma. Will she be able to allow festering wounds heal so she and Bishop can figure out a way back home? Meanwhile, the War College students are fighting for their lives, and the lives of Krakoa’s mutants, against the Struckers and Orchis. Help may be on the way, but timing these days has a funny way of putting our favorite mutants in the worst positions possible.

Read the last issue of the BISHOP: WAR COLLEGE miniseries to find out how this time-warped, action-packed plot ends!

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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Comic Crusaders

    With a satisfying ending that includes a heartfelt epilogue, Bishop: War College #5 is a well-done conclusion to the Bishop-lead, non X-Men, X-Men story we didn’t know we needed. It will be interesting to see who if any of his students will be called up to the Big Leagues and officially become X-Men after this. And in true comic book fashion, it all sets up more time-hoping, mutant saving adventures for Bishop in the future…or past…or present…

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    I think this was an excellent story and would highly recommend it as a trade. If you’re interested in delving into the smaller stories within Krakoa, Bishop: War College #5 is a solid choice. Considering everything, I’m curious to see if any of these students will join the larger X-Men teams.

  • 70

    Comic Watch

    It was a fun read for a quick mini, and I enjoyed it overall, though it did not illustrate its end goals very well, and the pacing was off. Give this a read if you want a Bishop story that’s a bit more subdued, less trauma driven, and a little less Krakoan politics-heavy.

  • 60

    Bishop: War College’s grand finale hits the ground running and brings the story to a satisfying close, and looks to have achieved its goal in shining a light on an eclectic and compelling group of heroes. Writer J. Holtham hits hard right from the beginning of the issue, and despite not spending much time in the other universe, it does feel as if the events of the series will have some greater effects there. While Bishop is the centerpiece of this series, it’s really Tempo and the new class of mutants that steals the show on many occasions, though Bishop does see some welcome character growth by the book’s end. The work of artist Sean Damien Hill, colorist Espen Grundetjern, and inker Victor Nava is thankfully featured all the way through the issue (as opposed to split teams in previous issues), giving the book some consistency, and a powered up Bishop in their hands is fantastic. The finale was satisfying and yet it does feel as if there’s some unmet potential with the concept. There is definitely room to explore the concept further down the line, so perhaps this isn’t the last we’ll see of this powerful team.

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