All-New X-Men #12

All-New X-Men #12

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 5, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The All-New X-Men find themselves face-to-face with the UNCANNY AVENGERS!Young Cyclops meets the adult version of the little brother he thought he may never see again.

  • 10
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Jun 7, 2013

    This book, despite not really having defined arcs after the first dozen issues, is one of the best on the market. The artwork, aside from the odd style change in the middle of the title, looks as great as ever, and with the massive crossovers that take place, this is a series to continually watch, if only for the guest stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jun 21, 2013

    All-New X-Men treads interesting and fresh ground, even if the plot points and arguments can be found in forums and comment sections. It's Bendis' smooth storytelling and level plotting, free from a heavy hand, that drives the issue. The cinematic visuals display the drama, and this issue continues the solid streak from issue #1. At this point, we don't know if the original Scott Summers will be the modern-Scott's undoing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Jun 7, 2013

    On the one hand we see Mystique's crew figuring out she isn't planning on just stealing money to retire in style, but has an ulterior motive. We may not yet know what it is though that is clearly going tocomeup soon. The second piece put into motion is Wolverine taking the All-New X-Men to track down Mystique with the goal of teaching her the lesson that crime doesn't pay. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jun 10, 2013

    I was an early skeptic of this title and it has impressed me from go, regularly subverting my expectations. I'm still not sure if it can go the distance (is there a very clear plot strategy here? I hope so.), but from sheer emotional weight alone, "All New X-Men" remains a book that stands out from the pack, and continues to be one of the most beautiful books on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 10, 2013

    We seem to be a long way from resolving the reasons behind bringing the original team to the more murky present, but so far, it's been a fun ride, with something for fans both new and old. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jun 7, 2013

    While this issue was frustrating, it was quite enjoyable. The art and writing remain some of the best that Marvel has to offer. That aside how long can this series last before the Young X-men are returned to the past? Now that they learned what happened to the mutant race, how will affect them? Will Jean Grey be more sympathetic to present-day Cyclops? This issue proves how amazing the series is and every X-men fan should have it in their pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 5, 2013

    Stuart Immonen dazzles here, even though the bulk of the time he is just drawing people yelling at each other in a field. Bendis does give him one particularly awesome page to draw, and even though it's just an illusion, it looks pretty freaking amazing. Credit must be given to colorist Rain Beredo, who really brings the confrontation in the field to life. It's a scene that takes place in the black of night, and the way he captures the lights of nearby aircrafts is a true thing of beauty. Even if you hate those talky Bendis comics, you'll have a hard time not giving this one a shot because it just looks so damn pretty. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 7, 2013

    The one thing that remains consistent is the use of heavy colors and inking. Also the shading too which makes many situations feel more serious, something that you should feel given the problems the X-Men face right now. Though some expressions were off, it was those from Jean especially that stood out because of the emotion it had to display and you surely felt it from her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jun 5, 2013

    For the time being, it seems clear that the X-Men will be taking on Brotherhood of Evil mutants, with the Avengers dealt with, and the conflict with Cyclops and his band of revolutionaries in the pocket for later use. This should provide Bendis with enough fodder to make for an interesting story, and you can rested assured that the art will rock. But one must question how truly captivating that story can be as we've seen it played out so many times before. Perhaps Bendis is simply paying homage to the original run of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby where the five young mutants went up against a very different Brotherhood issue after issue. Ultimately, time will tell whetherAll-New X-Men will be able to avoid the pitfalls of the familiar, something it has done very well so far, and if this creative team can continue to thread the uncharted, there is no reason why this won't be considered one of the greatest achievements of Marvel NOW!. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 5, 2013

    I can't get enough of this series. Bendis and Immonen continue to make this series a blast. In an issue that pulls back the action, we still get so much story. The meeting of the young X-Men and the Uncanny Avengers opens up some great interactions and that's what's so fun about this series. Mystique and her crew are still up to their usual shenanigans but it's more about the potential explosive nature of the young X-Men being in the present. This is exactly the amount of good times and storytelling I want in my X-Men comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jun 6, 2013

    While it feels like in 12 issues that not much has happened, Bendis and Immonen continue to reveal to us how our present days are a broken dream of the past. All New X-Men #12 isn't about the past or the future; it's about now and maybe it's about how dreams need to change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 10, 2013

    All-New X-Men #12 is another entertaining chapter in Brian Bendis run that is slightly brought down by scenes that we have seen before. Even with scenes taking a similar tone Bendis is able breathe new life to them by integrating events that occurred during House of M and Avengers vs. X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 6, 2013

    Although not the best issue in the series so far, this issue was still brilliant, and the series is definitely back on the right track. This issue was emotional, as well as interesting, and exciting, and the interaction between younger X-Men, and the Avengers Unity Squad was outstandingly phenomenal. I would highly recommend this issue, as well as the entire series so far, as although the previous two issues prior to this were a bit poor, the series in general has been amazing, and I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jun 5, 2013

    What follows is a ton of back and forth between the X-Men and Captain America. Eventually the two teams decide to just" part ways. This whole thing could have been solved with a phone call. But I guess Jean needed to have another freakout and Havok and Young Cyclops needed to meet up eventually. I'm just not sure this is how it should have happened. Unless you were dying to see Havok and Young Cyclops hug it out, you might want to save your four bucks and skip this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 5, 2013

    I've been giving this series eights across the board, but this one takes a knock down to a seven because the plot is forced. The Avengers show up to ask for explanations, get a simple one you could get from a phone call, then just leave with no resolution. It's glaringly obvious Bendis wanted an interaction/altercation and it's incredibly forced. That said, some good interactions, and impeccable art once again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 8, 2013

    The (only) problem with this book has been pacing. The story is moving at a glacial pace, and that was fine when the issues came out so quickly, but now everything might start dragging. I sure hope not, and at least Bendis' dialogue remains solid " though this issue spends a little too much time worrying about the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rob D Williams Jun 6, 2013

    All-New X-Men #12 is a very good comic book, with a large amount of touching moments. Bendis' script is near-perfect, providing a good interaction between the Uncanny Avengers and the All-New X-Men, albeit for some mischaracterisation for Rogue (based on her appearance in Uncanny Avengers). The book's art is top-notch, with Immonen really pulling out his A-Game here, and to top it all off, there are some really touching scenes with Havok and Cyclops (making the cover quite misleading). The Mystique storyline finally seems to be going somewhere, and this issue is a very strong installment of a very strong series.

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