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X-Men: Forever #4 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


Our secrets, sinister or otherwise, are over. X-Men Forever ends with a question – after everything, do we have Hope or not?

From between the pages of Immortal X-Men and Rise of the Powers of X, the final secrets of the Krakoan Age are revealed here!

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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Comic Watch

    This was a frankly phenomenal example of narrative art — and a satisfying conclusion to an extremely strong series.

  • 90

    X-Men: Forever #4 may be the most essential issue of the Fall of X era. Sure, the major events are happening in Rise of the Powers of X and Fall of the Powers of X, but X-Men: Forever #4 brings home many crucial themes threaded throughout some of the best books of the Krakoan age. Leaning heavily on the religious motifs of Immortal X-MenX-Men: Forever #4 brings Hope’s mutant messiah storyline to its most natural conclusion, gives definitive meaning to the “Immortal” in Immortal X-Men, and gives meaning to Krakoa and, perhaps most importantly, its legacy surprisingly and satisfyingly. It also takes on the contentious debate about the morality of the island nation for mutants, somehow feeling definitive while leaving enough gray for thoughtful interpretation. The art conveys the messages satisfactorily, even if the execution could have been a bit more awe-inspiring in certain moments, but while there are still the conclusions to Rise and Fall to come, X-Men: Forever #4 seems poised to be the definitive coda to the Krakoan era.

  • 85


    Hope is lost, or Hope has taken on the shape of something new and unexpected: that is the charge of X-Men Forever #4. Beautiful art and teary reunions adorn this issue as Hope Summer’s definitive writer bids her farewell in the latest of several Krakoan finales. It’s all so exciting and still so sad, and it’s evident that the creative teams feel similarly to the readers in the face of the end.

  • 80

    Nerd Initiative

    X-Men: Forever #4 does an excellent job at keeping the pace as its predecessors. Each issue has been nonstop action as well as great insights into the struggles of the mutants, and this comic is no exception. I look forward to what comes next in this run!

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    X-Men: Forever corrects what I deemed to be a main flaw of the last issue (too many stories, not enough focus on any of them) by mostly zeroing in one two plots —Destiny/Mystique and Hope/Jean – and executing them. They still feel a bit abrupt, but they provide some much-needed character moments that the last act of this event has been missing. I also appreciate the issue ending on a fraught, but optimistic note of having several lower-tier mutants deciding they need to make the best of their current circumstances through the power of community. (Which, accidentally, is a perfect metaphor for the state of the X-Men comic book fandom as Krakoa winds to an end…)

  • 70

    Caped Joel

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    Maresca’s artwork continues to be a highlight, w/ gorgeous visuals of the Phoenix & dynamic action sequences. His designs help bringing the story to life & are aided by Blee’s vibrant colors.

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