All-New X-Men #5

All-New X-Men #5

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
6.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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• Which is more stubborn: A teenage X-Man or a homicidal villain whose power is literally to render
himself immovable?
•  Find out here, when the ALL-NEW X-MEN take on THE BLOB!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 25, 2016

    If you haven't been reading this book, you're missing out on the best X-book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 25, 2016

    Hopeless gets this team overall and has an enthralling take on these youngsters, there are just some unfortunate shortcuts still being taken. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Feb 27, 2016

    All in all, I'm on the fence about ALL-NEW X-MEN #5. On the one hand, we have flawed characters, teenage drama, real-life analogies and a fun, adventurous vibe"everything that makes the X-Men fascinating. On the other hand, we have Cyclops's soccer ball accidentally falling down and causing him to be beat up by the Blob for no particular reason other than the fact that he was annoyed. While Hopeless does many things right, the way he handles his antagonist is not one of them"and makes this otherwise strong title seem ultimately pointless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 1, 2016

    This is the first issue of (the latest version of) All-New X-Men that really didn't work for me. That's because everyone - including the bad guy - acts like they have no sense. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 26, 2016

    "All-New X-Men" #5 has good intentions but an execution that never quite comes together. The basic plotting sounds good, but -- for the moment -- it's a bit clumsy and brash in the actual writing. It looks good, though, and hopefully future installments will take their time a bit more and bring something a bit more refined. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Ambaryerno Feb 25, 2016

    Hopeless proceeds with his character assassination of X-23, while Warren continues to uselessly revolve around her as the poster boy for Satellite Love Interest. He spends pretty much the entire issue ranting at an unconscious Laura over her recklessness, despite the fact that BLOB IS RAMPAGING THROUGH PARIS. Bobby and Evan are the high point of an otherwise lackluster issue. There's little sense of the plot moving forward as the different story threads in this issue converge. And the biggest insult is the cliffhanger. One would THINK it would be the Blob standing victorious over the X-Men, ready to mash them into pâté, but one would be wrong. Instead we get Hopeless trying to ratchet up the drama in a relationship NO ONE ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT when Warren makes a "shocking" announcement to Laura. Meanwhile, there's not a hint over not only whether or not Blob got his powers back or is still hopped up on MGH, but how the hell he's stopped being a joke. This one lands with a resounding "feh."

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Mar 1, 2016

    Even though the idea that everything in this book seems to revolve around Blob just wanting to eat something, this was actually a more interesting issue for me from a title that seemed unsure where it wanted to go. It may just be that I am coming to know what to expect from Hopeless, but unlike some other titles that never seemed to get their rhythm, this one seems to be getting on track.

  • 3.5
    JBL Reviews Feb 28, 2016

    Just ok. If that.

  • 8.0
    Destraction Feb 25, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 28, 2016

  • 7.0
    Tree Fingers Feb 27, 2016

  • 6.5
    DXO Jul 28, 2016

  • 6.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Feb 27, 2016

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Mar 3, 2016

  • 5.0
    jmprados May 4, 2016

  • 4.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Feb 27, 2016

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