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Way Of X #4 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.


Nightcrawler must act fast to avoid catastrophe as the laws of Krakoa (and physics) are tested to their limits. Also: a nice family bonding sesh with no violent repercussions. Just kidding. This is Xavier vs. Legion in a boozed-up Tiki bar, with the sanity of mutantkind at stake.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Way Of X #4 is just another example of how great this comic really is and makes it sad that its only getting another issue and a one-shot to finish the story. Spurrier and Quinn are firing on all cylinders in this issue, perfectly working in concert. Shout out to Tartaglias colors as well- Quinns pencils are great, but Tartaglias palette really makes the whole thing sing. Way Of X is next level among the X-books.

  • 90


    Si Spurrier’s exploration of Krakoan ethos is just what the X-line needed.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    This is a deep, interesting, philosophical work, rife with jokes, adventure, and a few near-fatal flaws.

  • 80


    Way of X presents a couple of very interesting, very entertaining conundrums in this issue, keeping the story and the themes flowing nicely.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    WAY OF X #4 will certainly get the reader thinking this week. Plus, take notice to Legion and the Xorn’s this issue. Something big happens yet Spurrier writes it as if it’s a throwaway transaction within the story. However, I’d argue it’s a pretty big deal. Additionally, readers won’t get much action or suspense this week. Nevertheless, longtime X-MEN fans will receive some long-lost character infusion alongside some extremely heavy, and thought-provoking biblical conversations. If that’s what you’re looking for then WAY OF X is right on your pew. Otherwise, this may be the time to cut and run in this series with no set direction in sight other than philosophical explorations. If that’s your thing, you’ll fall in love with Spurrier’s tale.

  • 80

    Way of X continues to provide an impressive balancing act that elevates minor characters, celebrates one X-Men’s greatest characters, and considers the manifold complexities of the new mutant status quo in an era where many series aim to accomplish just one of those goals well. It seems all but certain that this all too brief series will become a definitive segment in Krakoan lore.

  • 80

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: The discussions of both society and religion continue to make this series something interesting in the world of mutants. Spurrier does a great job of bringing drama and passion to these arguments with Nightcrawler at the center of them. Having Kurt’s views challenged by his new purpose adds some additional drama to the series and makes it more entertaining to the reader. There are still so many dark elements to this new mutant utopia that have not been explored and I enjoy this series for leaning into them and their ramifications.

    The Art: Quinn delivers some impressive art throughout the issue. There are great visual moments and I loved the story in the beginning and its imagery.

  • 77

    Major Spoilers

    Way of X #4 is a solid story that explores complex themes within the new mutant nation. The art is solid, it uses some of my favorite X-Men characters and shows us the faults in the new nation. 4 out of 5 stars for Way of X #4 and I want to know more about the effects of Onslaught on the nation.

  • 70

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Final ThoughtsWay of X #4 is becoming a prime example of storytelling that poses thought-provoking discussion topics, but by not answering the questions in Nightcrawler’s mind, the story is beginning to fall flat. The reader doesn’t have to agree with the answer, but the main character eventually has to to make a choice about where he’s going. Otherwise, the main character, much like this series, starts to go nowhere.

  • 70

    Comics: The Gathering

    Overall Way of X continues to be an interesting series. I feel Legion’s story is the stronger of the two. That being said this book also continues to highlight lesser known mutants and even just for that this is one you should definitely pick up.

  • 70


    We get to see a marked improvement from last month. Some of the struggles of last issue are overcome but the series still has a way to go.

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