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Rise Of The Powers Of X #4 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


In the aftermath of the greatest betrayal in X-Men history, the Quiet Council in exile must act.

They have a plan.

Can anyone, or anything, survive the experience?

As the Krakoan Age barrels toward its conclusion, the two series that are one converge on an act that will live in infamy!

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28 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 99

    Comic Watch

    This is a beautiful, agonizing, painstakingly plotted book. It is high art, in the medium of comics.

  • 91

    Nerd Initiative

    With deception in the air, the X-Men scramble to stop their biggest threat. Gillen balances the action and drama with sharp writing. Silva and Curiel level up the visuals, presenting many moments for fans to enjoy as Krakoan time slowly slips away.

  • 80


    Things don’t get any less dire, or less confusing, as Rise Of The Powers Of X #4 brings the Krakoan era and the Fall Of X closer to it’s ending. A mostly solid issue if it’s held up alone, gorgeous vibrant thriving artwork, but harder to pin down when placed amongst the whole of the Fall Of X titles.

  • 80

    The Comic Book Spot

    It’s easy to get lost in this story if you are not reading the tie-ins. I have read some, but not all of them, which leads me to missing out on how some things are in the over-arcing story. However, from what I can tell, things are all over the place, which would be expected in the Krakoa era with Charles Xavier. That has kept Rise an interesting story. R.B. Silva’s artistic storytelling has been impeccable from the start.

  • 75

    Comic Book Revolution

    Rise Of The Powers Of X #4 is easily the best issue of this half of the latest X-Men crossover event. Though there are still certain plot beats that do not as intended the major moments accomplish what they need to. The decisions Charles Xavier makes drives home the endgame state not just the X-Men are in but the entire Marvel Universe.

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    After some weeks that felt like the wheels were spinning, some forward movement finally happens in this quarter of issues — mainly in the two X-Men titles. Xavier’s questionable decision to kill Rachel is contextualized and explained – I’d sure hope it’d be – and it results in the grand return of the Phoenix as Jean’s counterpart. (What happened to Echo being the new Phoenix host? Literally don’t know.) In any event, we’re finally in Act Three of this story.

  • 70

    Caped Joel

  • 40

    All of the sci-fi trappings woven throughout Rise of the Powers of X and bound up in various ongoing series and events slowly drop away in Rise of the Powers of X #4 to the staging of a final superhero battle. The spectacle ahead holds promise with an array of mutants set to wage war against (functionally) god with their various powers. However, in this issue there’s lots of expository dialogue occasionally written through a brief action sequence. It explains the plot with more precision than earlier installments have achieved, but the plot isn’t terribly thrilling as it functions to hit some undefined reset button next month. There are individual character spotlights that may provide readers some satisfaction based upon their personal favorites, but even some of those moments in the issue read as being detached from the narrative. It’s no surprise that the Fall of X has been a messy affair, but if nothing else, Rise of the Powers of X #4 sets the stage for a spectacle filled finale when it all finally comes crashing down in one last franchise-encompassing superhero brawl in issue #5.

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