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X-Men: Red #13

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.


Genesis once again walks the island she ruled for millennia – with the Annihilation Staff in her hand. But what is in her heart? Is the return of the Mother of Arakko to be celebrated – or feared? As the Fall of X closes in, the Great Ring must decide…or risk their own fall from grace.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 97

    Comic Watch

    This issue could serve as a master class in the art of building tension. It’s a phenomenal work of art.

  • 90


    All considering, it’s hard not to love X-Men: Red #13. The build-up to the upcoming Genesis War has been long and overdeveloped, but this issue truly makes it feel worth it. The careful characterization, brilliant designs, and interesting interactions evolve X-Men Red #13 into something truly great. After a few low-lying issues, it’s nice to see the book come back to where it should be.

  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    X-Men Red #13 delivers a great storyline with consistent art and engaging character designs. Personally, the storylines resonate with me, making it a remarkable comic with loads of potential. I’m looking forward to picking up the next issue to see where the Arakko saga takes us!

  • 80

    X-Men: Red #13 delivers a single sequence set amidst The Great Ring of Arrako to readers that reads like the final prologue before the “Fall of X” begins with X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023 next week. The stakes are set appropriately high as every meeting of this council in Red has delivered consequential changes in X-Men lore, although readers who missed The Heralds of Apocalypse one-shot may find themselves searching for a few reminders. There’s a useful infusion of humor, specifically in the introduction of a new member of the Great Ring, that helps to balance the tense political dialogue and underlying promise of action. That action never quite arrives as the story in this issue lays the groundwork for coming events, making good use of text pages to frame the many motivations involved, but it makes clear that Arrako will remain a central focus for the X-line in what’s to come. After one more issue of prologue arriving after months of the same, it’s clear that it’s time to start the party and then the fall.

  • 50

    You Don't Read Comics

    When a huge amount of story moves glacially towards a massive crossover event, every now and again, an issue feels like it’s just connecting out major moments rather than existing as a compelling story in and of itself. That’s the case with X-Men: Red #13. There seems to be a lot of waiting around to make sure that everything is in place before Ewing can move on to more important stuff that’s going to be much more consequential than this issue.

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