All-New X-Men #15

All-New X-Men #15

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Lafuente Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Love is in the air!Cyclops heart and future start to fade before his eyes.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 7, 2013

    It's rare in the current gloomy comics environment for a book to be as uplifting and cheerful as All-New X-Men, but it's issues like this that reminds us why we like this team so much in the first place. Superheroics isn't all about capes, tights and punching, but ultimately the team dynamics - and even the weird quirky family stuff - underneath. The X-Men have always excelled at these sorts of soap opera stories, and the self-referential vibe of this time-travel story makes Bendis's twists and turns all that much more intriguing. This is definitely the best book I've read all week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Aug 10, 2013

    Speaking of ‘Battle of the Atom', I'm actually wondering if Beast's constant mutation changes are going to end up actually being the result of something that is upcoming during this crossover. Maybe in a way this has all happened before? I'm just speculating here but it could be an interest time traveling twist that ended up clearing up confusion on Beast's every changing mutation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 15, 2013

    All-New X-Men's title may be deceiving in that way. These are historic figures, adapting or fighting to remain the same. Bendis' respect for the source material is apparent, and he's giving us more of the same here. And that's a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Aug 8, 2013

    As a lead up to Battle of The Atom, I say that this makes the event clearer. We already know that the X-Men of the future come to the present and it's because of the original X-Men's presence in the present. While this was a heartwarming story, you can already see how it has direct consequences, mainly noticeable when Hank kissed Jean and you could see the line of Beasts in the background. This indicates that it could have some impact on his mutations, if he even has them at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 7, 2013

    I'm very excited for Battle of the Atom, which starts in September. While this doesn't really seem to be setting up that per se, it is a great issue that sets up some smaller future stories fairly well. My only real problem with the issue is that while I liked Lafuente's art style, I didn't think it was the best fit for the book. However, it's still a great issue, overall. If you get a chance, make sure you pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - John Scott Aug 9, 2013

    This was a more laid back filler issue that was lite on the plot but heavy on the laughs, and I found myself laughing many times. Bendis as usual writes another good entry in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Aug 9, 2013

    With some warm humor and a few touching moments, this is a fun issue to give the usual intensity a bit of a rest. The art team does a solid job but cannot live up to the impossible standard of the title's usual team. With the “Battle Of The Atom” on the way, it looks like the All-New team is in for a rude awakening after their tender moments in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 10, 2013

    I really liked this issue because it dealt with the real lives of both the Young X-Men and the rest of the X-Men. They were personable, funny and well drawn. I can't remember where I've seen Lafuente's art before, but his character work is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 11, 2013

    Not one of the best issues, but far from one of the worst. This was a fun stand alone issue showing the young X-Men having fun, as well as Jean learning Beast's feelings, making for a really fun, entertaining read. I'd probably recommend this issue, as it was very fun, and well worth reading, as well as a great jumping on point. I would however recommend waiting till the start of Battle of the Atom if you're short on cash though. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 7, 2013

    Personally I'm not that interested in the Jean/Cyclops love affair, especially considering all these characters might get their memories wiped anyways. It is a neat concept to play with though and I commend Bendis for going there. It'll also make it tragic if Jean does fall in love with Beast by series end, only to have her memory wiped. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Aug 7, 2013

    And fun is the operative word here. The characters deserve a little fun and you, dear reader, certainly do too. Not a lot happens in terms of plot, but that's okay. Pick up All-New X-Men #15 and have a good time with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 7, 2013

    Chris Hansen would like a word with you, Professor McCoy.Is it just me or is everyone falling in love with Jean becoming a little too cliche at this point? I mean, I like redheads as much as the next guy, but jeez. First Wolverine and Scott, and now Beast?Cut to the city, where Bobby and Scott are impressing hipster chicks with their super cool mutant powers. They even manage to stop a car chase. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Aug 7, 2013

    Even with an entertaining filler issue it was fairly entertaining, hence the 3.5 rating, but the artwork is just hard on the eyes. Seeing Beast look like Peter Griffin was slightly disturbing. Seeing Jean Grey and Beast together seemed like Peter and Lois Griffin. Yet the cover conveys the love between them in a gorgeous fashion. I repeat PLEASE bring back Stuart. Please. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 9, 2013

    All-New X-Men #15 is not the strongest issue that Brian Bendis has written for this series but it was enjoyable for what it was. The great interactions between Scott, Bobby, Jean and Rachel helped to push this issue to be more than another boring talking head issue. Through these scenes and how other X-Men played their supporting roles well we got to see how the founding members are taking their futures into their own hands. At the same time the state of arrested development Jean has found herself in and the lack of screen time for Hank did take away from the impact this issues story shouldve had. These little things are threatening to become bigger problems as Im beginning to think about how this story should end soon. Hopefully the upcoming X-Men Battle of the Atom event will fix this problem as the X-Mens past, present and future collide. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 11, 2013

    I find that the longer the original team is in the present, the less I like them. Instead of being one of Marvel's premiere teams, they've become a bunch of teens who seem out of their league and floundering in the present. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 23, 2013

    Throughout this issue we also get to see some humorous interactions between Wolverine and Beast, as well as some fun with Cyclops and Iceman. It's a lighthearted issue that gives the reader a breather before the big X-Men crossover starting next month titled Battle of the Atom. Aside from the awkwardness, it's a well written issue that gives these "new" X-Men more depth. Bendis' writing style fits this type of issue perfectly. I'm interested in next month's event and feel that this issue may be the calm before the storm. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 7, 2013

    The art this issue suffers a little, too. Lafuente has a drastically different style when compared to the artists that came before. He's good, but there is a severe lack of detail in this issue. For every great looking panel, there are eight that have no background whatsoever. It's hard to get a feel for where people are standing and how scenes are flowing. His characters, however, look fantastic. They are expressive and bold, showcasing great humor and emotion. They just seem to be expressing these emotions on an empty sound stage. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 7, 2013

    "All-New X-Men" #15 is a pleasant comic, and it's great that Lafuente got to take a crack at this series. But at this point, there's a sneaking suspicion that some readers are going to use the conclusion of "Battle for the Atom" as a jumping-off point for "All-New X-Men" unless things pick up quickly. There's still a distinct lack of substance in "All-New X-Men," and there's only so long that readers are going to be willing to wait for it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    WhatCulture - Christopher Jones Aug 9, 2013

    Overall, as an issue to set up the next big Marvel event All-New X-Men #15 falls short, and will leave readers feeling a little slighted. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 9, 2013

    After a string of strong issues, #15 feels like a misstep for All-New X-Men. Especially with Battle of the Atom coming next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Following The Nerd - Rainbow Red Panda Aug 13, 2013

    It will be interesting to see what happens with this title in its next issue. Much like I missed Humberto Ramos when he took a break from Superior Spider-Man, I'm hoping (and I mean really HOPING) that the original art team comes back, or they at least find a new team whose style better suits this type of comic. If not I may not be able to read much more. Read Full Review

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