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X-Terminators #3 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Vampires, Violence And Vengeance!

Does it count as killing a man when the man in question is already undead?

This problem is one the lovely ladies of bombs and blades are going to need to wrestle with as they brutally separate bloodsuckers’ heads from their bodies!

Just when you thought the night couldn’t get more bonkers…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
25 pages
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Variant Cover Artist

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    Easily its best issue yet, the third installment of X-Terminators remains bombastic and fun while introducing new mystical and cosmic elements to the merry mutant mayhem. Dazzler, Jubilee, Boom-Boom, and Wolverine are getting what so few at Marvel ever do: be raunchy, messy people while continuing to be great superheroes. Even if you can only get one Marvel book this week, X-Terminators easily proves why it's the best pull.
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    X-Terminators #3 goes further in its exploration of the violence of the male gaze than previous issues by very directly placing the reader in the position of the vampire audience. The comic accomplishes this visually, through Carlos Gómez’s art. In the scene where Dazzler is encouraging the audience to be louder, there is a panel where she has a hand to her ear and says, “I can’t hear you.” This panel shows Dazzler looking directly at the reader, as if we are part of the audience she is addressing. Later, after the X-Terminators have blown up the mirror maze, Dazzler is searching for Alex to inflict revenge on him. When she spots him, she once again looks directly at the reader, this time pointing at us and calling us an expletive. In the next panel we see that she was really addressing Alex and that we were seeing this from his perspective. Yet, given that the reader has also been a spectator to the twisted games the X-Terminators have been forced to play, it is appropriate that she is addressing us, too. (...) With X-Terminators #3, the series continues to explore ideas of female sexuality, violence, and spectacle, while amping up the raunchy humor.
  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    This series continues to be fun since it’s working a bit “blue” compared to a lot of other titles and I’m glad that it’s both a conscious decision and that people are warned that it’s there in case it’s not their thing. Some of it has always been there to a degree but by leaning into it you’re going after something more specific. And that’s attractive to me since it’s not the norm and I’m glad it has a space. I still wouldn’t want it in a lot more books overall but ones where it definitely works. The team continues to be the real draw and allowing them to speak as they do helps to humanize them a lot more as they deal with a stressful situation in the moment as well as the debriefing and judgment piece. It’s fun, looks great, and has a solid flow to keep it quite engaging.
  • 80


    The gleeful grindhouse of X continues. It’s gross, crude, explosive, but best of all, it’s pretty and fun as hell. Just pick it up.
  • 80


    The bar is raised yet again for just how insane this comic can get. X-Terminators is clearly meant to be fun, and that’s exactly what we’re getting, in spades.
  • 70

    X-Terminators #3 sees Leah Williams pushing the grindhouse buttons perhaps too much, as some of the team's raunchier dialogue seems somewhat contrived in places where it came naturally in the first two issues. (...) Carlos Gomez brings a joyful energy to the blood-spattered visuals, making X-Terminators #3 another read unlike anything else in the X-Men's catalog.
  • 50

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    X-Terminators #3 defies expectations. It’s a comic that’s nothing but noise, nonsense, and nattering in the middle of big action. There are no stakes, there’s no dramatic tension, and the characters’ voices all sound the same. Thankfully (or not), nobody seems to care, so if you want to spend the full cover price for a goof of a comic, this one may just be for you.

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