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X-Men: Red #15

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


Under siege in Port Prometheus, Storm readies to hold the line against the ultimate bioweapon. Meanwhile, the Fisher King finds himself tormented by his strange new abilities…and the secrets in his memory might turn the tide of the Genesis War.

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22 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Comic Watch

    Aside from an unfortunate segue into the realm of sexist trope, this story is a deeply fascinating character study, perfectly balanced with a rip-roaring plot.
  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    I highly recommend you take a look at this issue, and if you’re a character designer there are definitely some really cool choices being made here that could inspire your designs too.
  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    X-Men Red #15 does a great job utilizing the Fall of X direction for the franchise to elevate what’s going on at Arakko. With each appearance Genesis is positioned as a terrifying villain. It makes what Storm and her group are doing being given greater importance. All that makes the ending be something where you’re left wanting to read the next issue right away.
  • 80


    Ewing and Çınar expertly weave a complex story with numerous twists and turns. Every major character feels compelling and has a role to play in the overall narrative. Every feat is exceptionally creative. Every twist, well-plotted. In developing the Genesis War, the book is doing an excellent job of also developing a new IP for Marvel Comics that could very well have a part to play for years to come. There is no reason not to pick up X-Men Red when it accomplishes so much with so little space.
  • 80

    X-Men: Red #15 delivers its story in a paired narrative exploring the Fisher King's history and tying it to the newest stage of the war on Arrako. Fisher King has loomed as one of the series' most intriguing characters and revelations about their past do not disappoint with significant notes of tragedy tied to the hard won wisdom he offers. It ties neatly into the newest twists of the war and a particularly daunting final sequence filled with fearsome imagery and the godlike powers that shape these battlefields. Threaded throughout both are expository elements that continue to shade Arrakii culture and the driving forces that are reshaping their new planet. While X-Men: Red #15 primarily serves to stage the next battle in a seemingly long war, it finds opportunities to develop characters within that staging and delivers another winning issue along the way.
  • 70

    Derby Comics DC

    This issue definitely takes a break from the battle-heavy previous issue to build up one specific character, but the ending indicates the war is far from over and Storm and the Brotherhood are going to be facing some very long odds. Given the work Ewing did here, I would be shocked if the Fisher King didn’t factor into the endgame somehow and I can’t wait to see how this all plays out.
  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    I’m not sure how to rate X-Men Red #15. On the one hand, my confusion may be due to my current headspace or ignorance of the Arakko storyline. But on the other hand, I am paid to review comics and should, in theory, be the target audience. Is this a gap in my knowledge, or is everyone as confused as me?

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About the Author: Al Ewing

Al Ewing (/ˈjuːɪŋ/) is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.


Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the four-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd (2008–2015), for which his 2010 story “Doctor What?” marked Brendan McCarthy’s return to 2000 AD. They later worked together on a new series entitled The Zaucer of Zilk. Ewing worked on Damnation Station and Zombo, the latter illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

Ewing has also contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake, and The End Is Nigh. He is responsible for the mobile comic Murderdrome, created with P. J. Holden.

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedy blog “The Diary of Ralph Dibney”, writing as the titular DC Comics superhero (also known as Elongated Man), Dibney’s therapist, or as the even more obscure DC Hero Richard Dragon, as they react to the events of each week’s issue of the comic book 52.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was also picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, published by Dynamite Entertainment, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.

His debut prose novel Pax Britannia: El Sombra, published by Abaddon Books in 2007, features a mysterious Mexican hero fighting back against the menace of steam-powered Nazis. It is set in the same Steampunk alternate history as the other novels from the Pax Britannia series. Three other novels have been published since, with a fifth on the way.

Ewing wrote Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics and co-wrote the first year of the Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who title with Rob Williams for Titan Comics.

Ewing has since written New Avengers, U.S.Avengers, Ultimates, Rocket, Royals, and The Immortal Hulk, all for Marvel. The Immortal Hulk was a nominee for the 2019 Eisner Award in the “Best Continuing Series” category, and had earned publisher Marvel Comics a Diamond Gem Award the previous year as “Best New Comic Book Series.”

In 2021, Ewing won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards for his work on Empyre and received an additional nomination in 2021 and one in 2022 for Guardians of the Galaxy. In June 2021, it was announced that Ewing would serve as co-writer of Venom alongside Ram V, with Bryan Hitch serving as artist.

Personal life

At the end of Pride Month 2021, Ewing came out as bisexual.

[Latest Update: July 23, 2022]