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X-Men: Red #6

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 11 critic ratings.


Planet Arakko chose peace over war.

Now war has chosen them.

The monstrous arsenal of the Eternals is on the march.

The Arakkii must defend their broken land according to the ancient laws… but against an enemy even older than they are, can the old ways win?

Or is a new Arakko about to be born?

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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11 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 99

    Comic Watch

    This is what you get when masters in the genre put their heads together: a brutal, exquisite book that left me bruised, exhausted, and seeping blood in a gutter. And I cannot wait to enter the fray again with the next issue.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    X-Men Red #6 is fantastic. Its weird to read this book and think that X-Men sells more than it. Ewing is showing why he deserves his reputation as one of Marvels best, and Caselli and Blee make it all look amazing. Judgment Day has been full of great tie-ins, and this issue is yet another gem.

  • 95

    Multiversity Comics

    Now this is how you write a first issue. (…) As for the quality of the thrill ride: it’s a blast! This is a really well-conceived conspiracy. (…) The conspiracy is easy to understand, the protagonist is easy to connect with, and the stakes are incredibly tangible which makes for an incredible hook. Better yet, the storytelling potential is through the roof. Cat has to protect Missy, both of them have to stay safe from the government, and there are still a bunch of those other accidentally produced killing machines somewhere out there. Within the span of 24 pages, a whole world has been played out in front of our eyes and it’s got a whole lot of promise. (…) Exciting, effective, and leaves you desperate to read a second issue

  • 91


    While Judgment Day threatens life for Earth’s mutants, the Arakki do not intend to share that fate. Marauders currently has a team searching for mutants lost in space. In X-Men Red # 6, the Brotherhood and The Great Ring war to continue to rule among the stars.

  • 90


    I’ve said it before, but this series is using the potential of this era of X-Men to its fullest. Now the creative team is doing the same with event tie-ins. It’s a great comic, and always worth picking up. (…) The Hour of Magneto is at hand, and that makes for one of the best issues of comics in a LONG time.

  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    The foray into the romantic side of fanfic is successful in this issue because it is balanced so well with the violence and inevitable doom that the mutants face throughout this event, but here Ewing and Casselli have turned “X-Men Red into the frontlines and I don’t believe the Arakkians would have it any other way.

  • 80


    Al Ewing does it again with X-Men: Red #6 as an excellent example of how superheroes, once old, can feel new again. Not only does he further form a team of Arakko mutants by the final page, but he establishes there is strength in teamwork as a nation once seeing collaboration as a weakness rise up and come together.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    X-Men Red #6 is filled with great moments that shine a light on old and new characters. I want to understand the Arakko culture more and the mutants that form the Arakko government. Watching Storm and Magneto explores this new society has been enjoyable to read.

  • 80

    Arrako’s fight back against Uranos’ monstrous weapons is much more compelling than the planet’s initial fall was. This remains a story of strategy and tactics and Ewing shows himself, once again, well suited to inventive thinking as he helps each surviving member of the Great Ring shine through. It’s a thrill to see how exactly Magneto survives and what exactly he chooses to do with his time. While the tide of battle and original stratagems are fun to read, it’s what they reflect about the characters and cultures involved that ensures another memorable issue of X-Men Red. Broad gestures to the winds of change and key revelations remind readers that big plans are still ahead for mutantdom’s red planet, even if they must wait for this event to conclude before continuing.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    X-Men Red #6 continues to show the Arakkii mutants’ defenders fend off against the war machines of the Eternal Uranos. Like previous issues, Magneto and his fight steal the show for most of the comic in terms of action, dialogue, and art. There is an explanation for his current state of being, but readers’ mileage will vary on whether or not they buy it.

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

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