X-Terminators #5 Review

  • Written by: Leah Williams
  • Art by: Carlos Gómez
  • Colors by: Bryan Valenza
  • Letters by: VC’s Travis Lanham
  • Cover art by: Federico Vicentini, Matt Milla
  • Cover price: $3.99
  • Release date: January 25, 2023

X-Terminators #5 ends the irreverent series with a moment of catharsis as Boom Boom and her gal pals take out their frustrations on Alex’s bar. Meanwhile, Jubilee unveils a new power.

Is It Good?

Yep, you read that right. Jubilee leveled up. More on that in a minute.
When last we left the X-Bimbos, they brokered a deal with Dracula to take the first crack at Alex before turning him over to the Vampire Nation. Dracula agreed.

Now, Boom Boom and her friends return to Alex’s bar and give it a demo-day makeover, give Alex a few punches to all sensitive areas, and give the Collector something to remember for enabling Alex’s bad-boyfriend behavior.

And as for Jubilee? Turns out she can now go supernova with her fireworks, burning off all her hair in the process (gotta have that bald kink to complete the series, I guess).

Strange as it may sound, this is the best issue of the series. That doesn’t make it good. The characterizations are wildly off, all the X-Bimbos sound alike, and the adventure feels like an author insert fever dream. But at least there wasn’t anything outright offensive or offputting in this issue, so the finale exceeds the low bar.

There’s not much to say for this issue other than it’s consistent with the rest of the series, sans clickbait panels. If you’ve loved the series to this point, you’ll love the finale. If you’ve hated the series to this point, this issue is less offensive but more of the same poor quality.

There is no in-between.

About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Bits and Pieces

X-Terminators #5 finally ends the X-Office experiment, and in honesty, it ends the arc better than it started. The character work, dialog, and premise are still wildly mishandled, but at least this issue isn’t blatantly offensive, so that’s something.


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