All-New X-Men #33

All-New X-Men #33

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
7.0Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

• Traveling to alternate universes seems to be a rite of passage for any young mutant calling themself an X-Man...
•  And it looks like it's the All-New X-Men squad's turn to pass the test! But will it Ultimately be too much for the time-displaced youngsters?
•  Guest starring MILES MORALES, this is a showdown you won't want to miss!
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 30, 2014

    It's building slowly, but it's been a great ride so far. It's been a while since I felt that way about an X-Men comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Nov 1, 2014

    Bendis is really doing a great job at delivering the ‘All-New X-Men' into the Ultimate Universe and is allowing fans of both series to have a few shining moments. We get both a decent amount of action mixed with a plot that lets multiple characters shine. While we're no closer to seeing how the ‘All-New X-Men' will be returned to their own universe, I suspect we'll be starting to see that plan come together next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 29, 2014

    Geographical head-scratchers aside, this issue is great fun. I enjoyed Miles and Jeans interactions a great deal more, we get some Ganke, and Im happy anytime hoofed Doom shows up. It may not have the Earth-shattering consequences of some recent storylines, but theres a certain fun atmosphere permeating and a real Howre they gonna get out of THIS one feel giving it a solid sense of whimsy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 29, 2014

    While many might see this as a filler issue, there were several things that happened with the characters. Brian Bendis has been taking his time with his stories, which is fine as long as there is a satisfying end. The art continues to improve each time we get a new issue as Asrar gets more comfortable drawing the characters. All-New X-Men has been the best selling X-book since it came out, it's not hard to see why. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 3, 2014

    They say that you can never go home again, and for the most part, the All New X-Men are experiencing exactly that. While the covers and solicitation for this arc seemed to detail a team-up heavy jaunt into a whole other line of comics, Brian Michael Bendis and his team seem much more concerned about how that would effect the characters beyond how they would fight alongside each other. All New X-Men #33 is an economically written and entertaining tale that manages to inject a few great ideas into the superhero drama. The X-Men comics have often been about more than just tights and fights, opting instead to rely on character and plotting. All New X-Men #33 has both in spades which comes at the perfect place in the run to feel organic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Ty Duggan Oct 30, 2014

    Doom makes a grand entrance and young Iceman learns to use his powers to their full potential. Spider-Fans beware, Miles does a whole lot of nothing and there's still no sign of Kitty Pryde. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Oct 31, 2014

    All-New X-Men is an okay book, but at $3.99 (like most Marvel books now) it is becoming as tougher pill to swallow each month. At some point these time-displaced mutants will either have to go home or start making a better case for why we need All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Amazing X-Men, X-Men, Magneto, AXIS, Uncanny Avengers, Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Wolverine & the X-Men"that's a lot of mutant affiliated books! Not that that's an inherently a bad thing, but right now I don't think the stories being told justify the price tag or the volume of books being published about characters who carry the X gene. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Nov 2, 2014

    While this is a fun and interesting issue, I do have to say that its very much setting up whats to come. Obviously some set up has to happen, but getting each character into a situation that has to be resolved next issue seems to be the entire point of this issue. I would like to make a request though. It may be because i read both this and the previous issue in the same day, but can we take a break from the whole pretty telepath girl around horny teen boys joke? It needs to just rest a little bit so it can be more fresh that next time it inevitably happens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 29, 2014

    Seeing the classic X-Men on Earth-1610 is probably one of my least favorite things in comics right now. I'm all for Marvel keeping the universe's separate, and I think there are too many plot points left on the table that should come back to play. A part of me thinks this story arc is necessary if the rumors are true " in whole or part " that Marvel's working on their own version of DC's Crisis (take your pick), but that doesn't mean we can't have more bang for the buck. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Oct 30, 2014

    This arc adds a fun layer to the original X-Men's already fish-out-of-water scenario, but Bendis has not made us feel any urgency or gravity. It feels like the X-Men could hang out comfortably in the Ultimate Universe for a while. The lack of urgency makes the story read more like a quirky tale than a true crisis. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Book Herald - Big Phil Sep 20, 2014

    Although All-New X-Men is one of my favorite books, I wasn't too fond of this issue. It didn't have much plot or character development and seems to be a sloppy method of getting Miles into this comic. I still have faith in Bendis to make this a good arc, but this issue didn't help much. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 30, 2014

    All-New X-Men #33 may not be quite as good as the last couple of issues, but it's still proving an improvement over the event prior to the X-Men's trip to the Ultimate Universe. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Oct 30, 2014

    As always, there's plenty of humor and joy throughout this issue of All-New X-Men but it's beginning to feel less like we're tuning into an adventure of theirs and more like we're stuck with them in their current situation, eager to return home. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 1, 2014

    Asrardoes a fine job on art, though sometimes he can be a bit muddied, especially with faces. But he's a fine fill-in, trying to match the style of Stuart Immonen as best he can. But this is a low key issue telling a low key story, so it's perfect for a fill-in artist to tackle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 10, 2014

    Getting Angel and X-23 back adds some nice levity to the situation while the rest of the team mainly freaks out with their new reality. For someone unfamiliar with Marvel's Ultimate Universe (which I've mostly avoided other than the early Ultimate Spider-Man arcs) I felt as out-of-place as the X-Men, but given the fact that is exactly the issue's hook it certainly doesn't hurt the story (although those more familiar with the universe will obviously get more out of the cameos of the various alternate versions of Marvel Comics characters). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 30, 2014

    "All-New X-Men" #33 has its faults, but Bendis makes it hard to totally dismiss by throwing in enough characterization to keep it entertaining, and Asrar cleans it all up nicely. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Miller Nov 3, 2014

    I'd have gone with 1.5 stars for this comic, but I gave it an extra half star because I got to find out that Ultimate Doctor Doom's name is Victor van Damme. Because I want my tyrannical, goat-legged monarchs of fictional Eastern European nations to have realistic last names. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 2, 2014

    Decent, but many issues where not much happens

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 5, 2014

    An enjoyable story, which is hurt by slow pacing.

  • 7.5
    knighthood Nov 22, 2014

    Not a very interesting story. Okay overall. Jean in the Ultimate universe may have been more interesting to me if I read those books. Didn't really enjoy the art. Not a fan of Marvel shipping off talent to sell new books i.e. Immonen and All New Cap.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Oct 30, 2014

    This is an enjoyable issue to read, largely because of the new character dynamics introduced. Where this issue fails under scrutiny is in the details. We're to believe that Angle can literally fly to the other side of the world, in a short amount of time, without being particularly winded; and also that Wolverine Jr. is able to track him that far (when he's FLYING) and arrive at the same place in essentially the same amount of time. There's an explanation tossed out there but you'd be an idiot to buy it. I also don't care for the massive acceleration in Ice Man's abilities; yes, knowing it is possible is a huge plus, but as an example, you wouldn't suddenly be able to lift 150 pounds when you've yet to bench over 80 just because you know you'll be able to do so in the future. It wasn't really necessary to the situation either, nor did it take much effort. It was a spoiled opportunity that could have been more significant in the future. These details don't ruin the comic, but they do take away from the potential. The Jean and Beast plot lines have been excellent so far and the art is mostly pretty good.

  • 9.0
    wooble89 Dec 12, 2014

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 30, 2014

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Nov 27, 2014

  • 7.0
    Tamère Jun 4, 2015

  • 6.5
    Rotivv Nov 10, 2014

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