All-New X-Men #26

All-New X-Men #26

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE FUTURE IS BACK! And it doesn't mean good things for the X-Men of the past!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 30, 2014

    The last page of this issue means so much for how the rest of it will proceed, and not just in terms of whos on the page, but in terms of who isnt. I can see this jumping off in a very, very major way. Its an establishing issue, but what it establishes could be one of the most exciting X-Men events in a single title in awhile. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 30, 2014

    This was a wonderful read as Bendis and Immonen both gave everything they had. The book didnt lose a beat without young Scott and was extremely enjoyable on every level. The writing and art were spot on as this has been one of the best issues in the series. Bendis and Immonen continue to strike gold with this title as they perfect their talents month after month. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover May 3, 2014

    A shape shifter! Is it Mystique? No, she doesn't care at all about where either the young X-Men or Cyclops team are as she has her own gameplan. This is another very Mystique-esque character though and the next issue we're going to see the return of the enemies from the ‘Battle of the Atom'. This could be really interesting to see how it plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler May 1, 2014

    If trouble wasn't brewing for our filthy muties, this wouldn't be an X-Men book at all. Bendis and Immonen have a full grasp at this point at what makes these characters work and who they are, even if it took a little bit to get there (as in the case of X-23). I remember when this title was announced feeling it would be impossible to be anything other than a gimmick, and they have turned it into one of my must-reads. This issue provides us with the interpersonal connections that make the muties stand out from all other Marvel properties while setting up the knock down, drag out genetic brawl only they can get themselves into. Fans will already have this one on top of the pile, and new readers will be brought up to speed, able to enjoy the coming conflict. All New X-Men continues to solidify itself as a marker in the quality of the mutant corner of the 616. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) May 5, 2014

    This issue surpasses recent issues of both All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men for its intelligent character development of Cyclops, Young Jean, and X-23, and the fun inclusion of Young Warren. The issue's cliffhanger was perfectly written, and I'm excited to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 5, 2014

    While I'm a fan of the typical Marvel action issues, I have to admit I don't mind these "slow" issues, as long as they're done well - like this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes May 1, 2014

    Twenty-six issues into the run and this series isn't showing signs of ending any time soon. Especially with Cyclops out in his own on-going title, there's still much more stories to tell with the young X-Men in the present day. Sure, there are plenty of mentions about their presence being a problem, but a resolution doesn't appear to be on the horizon. In the meantime, we can continue to enjoy watching Jean Grey's new powers develop and Cyclops spending time with his space pirate father. If the end of this book is any indication, Battle of the Atom round two may be about to arrive at the X-Men's doorstep. Nothing but exciting things coming down the pipe for All-New X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 30, 2014

    All-New X-Men #26 isn't the biggest blockbuster of an issue in the series yet, but it is a great look at these characters in the wake of The Trial of Jean Grey. There has been a fundamental shift in the status quo, and one hell of a brawl coming, so this issue acts as a nice bridge between what looks to be two high impact storylines. Bendis and Immonen are a rock solid team delivering a solid story and fans of this series to this point will feel right at home with issue #26 of Marvel's flagship X-book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 12, 2014

    Overall, it's still an above-average issue that still proves All-New X-Men is a solid title worth putting on your pull-list if you're an X-Men fan. I'm for having interactions between the elder and younger X-Men, and I wish there was more of it. We get these great snippets that are well-written and edged, but there are so many characters and plot points that need to be addressed " I just wanted to hang out with Scott and Jean for just a little longer because there's so much going on in that negative space. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge May 1, 2014

    Jean Grey's trial is over, but that doesn't mean that the X-Men will get any time to relax. Brian Michael Bendis does a nice job combining the fallout of the previous arc with the new plot, and addresses personal issues that would surely arise from Cyclops and Jean being around each other without getting creepy. Stuart Immonen makes the barracks and forest seem as vivid as any outer space battle, while adding many smaller character moments that greatly contribute to the tone of the story. The team is back on earth, but "All New X-Men" keeps things entertaining by throwing everyone right back into the fire.And X-23 FIGHTS OFF A BEAR. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash May 1, 2014

    A story heavy issue with a lot of heart and good character developments w The ending shows a pretty sweet surprise leading into the next arc and I can imagine what new crazy twist Bendis has in store for us next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 3, 2014

    Im sure Ive said this before and Im sure Ill say it many more times in the future, but the dialogue and character interactions are my favorite part of Brian Michael Bendis penned titles. The amount of tension and anxiety in this issue with no real physical danger to any of the characters until the late pages is frankly an impressive feat for a medium so often propelled by non-stop, high octane action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 3, 2014

    One issue in and I'm reminded why I loved this series so much before the crossover. The dialogue and characters just dance across the page. This issue is more of a set-up, with Bendis checking in on all of his various characters in the wake of the crossover, then kicking off the next story at the very end. So the issue as a whole was kind of disjointed, but not in any way that dragged down the comic. This was a series of very well-written, enjoyable vignettes on what various characters are doing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Liam Kelleher May 4, 2014

    Stuart Immonen is an absolute craftsman, the storytelling is clear and concise, the body language and faces are all so expressive that he does a lot of the heavy lifting in making the characters emote. The more of his collaboration I see with Bendis on this book the more I feel that he may be the perfect artistic partner for Bendis' writing, perhaps even more-so than Bagley or Maleev. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jess Camacho May 1, 2014

    Brian Bendis knows how to write humor, especially in a team dynamic, and as with the whole series thus far he does a wonderful job this month. Stuart Immonen is truly a master artist and when he's on, we get a gorgeous book like this. From front to back this is a beautiful X-Men book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 1, 2014

    Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen team up for an incredible first half of an issue but they can't sell the rest as they try to further the plot Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore May 5, 2014

    "All New X-Men" #26 gives its faction of the X-Men a brief respite in order to take care of some unfinished business, ramping up the adrenaline only in the last few pages for an ominous cliffhanger. Though the issue suffers from erratic pacing and a case of odd characterization, it holds steady with an understated but touching opening and phenomenal artwork. Read Full Review

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