All-New X-Men #9

All-New X-Men #9

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The Original Five X-Men get new costumes! Series main-artist Stuart Immonen returns! Mystique makes her big move.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 20, 2013

    I can't get enough of ALL-NEW X-MEN. Stuart Immonent returns and we get to see the team in action under Kitty Pryde's guidance. Seeing the X-Men from the past try to adjust to today is a gives an interesting perspective on just how much the X-Men comics have changed. We're still seeing the young X-Men adjust to the present but there are huge seeds being planted that will kick the series into high gear. With Mystique and Sabretooth hatching a new scheme and the incident that happens at the end, next issue will give those clamoring for more action something to chew on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Mar 21, 2013

    Stuart Immonen makes his return this issue in an impressive way, with inker Wade von Grawbadger adding just the right touch to Immonen's pencils. The beginning scene in the Danger Room is probably some of their best work on this series yet, as the Sentinels descend upon the streets of New York. This comic has everything going for it. Strong writing, eye-popping art, and an awesome premise. The last page promises an even bigger story next issue. I guarantee you that you'll be itching with anticipation. Comic books don't get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Mar 21, 2013

    For those reading this review as a fan of this series, good work. Keep reading, this book is incredible. For those not reading this series yet: Stop reading this and go get a copy. You won't regret it. This series is a twisting, turning landscape of mutant struggles not seen since some of the more intense periods of the franchise back in the early days, and again during some of the more iconic Chris Claremont runs. Hats off to Bendis, Immonen, Gracia and everyone working on this title, with this issue being a major standout. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    This was one of the better issues in the series so far, and it was beyond brilliant. It was fun, interesting, entertaining, and full of action, all at the same time, as well as leaving some interesting openings for future issues. Basically this showed exactly why I love this series so much, and I'd highly recommend this issue, as well as the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 20, 2013

    Still a great read nine issue in, All New X-Men is one of those rare X-titles that rises above the masses of mutant books from Marvel Comics in the quality department. It is truly worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Mar 20, 2013

    This is a team of raw kids, and they're all pulling in different directions. The glorious thing about it is Bendis doesn't pick one character to follow: he gives enough from everyone to make each character arc fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Mar 21, 2013

    Even though the art doesn't quite impress, All New X-Men #9 is still a great read. Bendis has really excelled himself with this series and this issue is no different. His use of character and melodrama gives the book a unique identity within the Marvel Now! Initiative. His script explores his characters, from their motivations to their concerns, and in doing so he has delivered a compelling issue. With another visit from the Uncanny X-Men on the horizon, Bendis looks set to continue building All New X-Men into the best flagship title the franchise has had in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Mar 20, 2013

    It's lovely to see All-New X-Men take a character-first storytelling approach, particularly when there's so much plot happening. Bendis has proved that the presence of the original X-Men is far greater than just a sci-fi gimmick; instead, it's a wonderful new prism with which to analyze the current cast of X-characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 22, 2013

    Even though there is a questionable creative choice made it does not change the fact that All-New X-Men #9 is one of the best issues of the series so far. With All-New X-Men #9 the story of the original X-Men coming to the present is able to see positive forward progression, more so than what we have gotten the last half dozen issues in total. The story moves in a natural way that never seems as though as Bendis is stretching the story thin. Bendis finds strong balance with giving us progression for the original X-Men, Kitty Pride growing into her new role and the rise of Mystiques Brotherhood. The addition of Stuart Immonen artwork returning to the series helped elevate the story further. If you are an X-Men pick up All-New X-Men #9. It has something for every X-Men fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 7, 2013

    When Angel and present-Beast discuss the purpose of bringing the X-Men to the here and now, the plot thickens as Beast realizes his mission could have the unintended effect of making the future happen even sooner. A meeting between Cyclops and Cyclops puts Wolverine and the rest of the school on edge, and the issue ends there. Excitement describes what I'm feeling, and All-New X-Men's successful run fuels that emotion with some serious gas ready to burn. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Mar 26, 2013

    Still very much the reliable workhorse of the Marvel Now line, Bendis' flagship X-title continues to lead the pack in terms of its rocksteady characterisations and inarguable visual appeal. While the latest issue doesn't move the story along all that much, I'll take a 'coasting' issue of All New X-Men over a 'game-changer' issue of most other books any day of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Mar 20, 2013

    This issue was pretty good, aside from the mentioned nitpicks and Bendispeak. Beast says he's going “old school” but was anybody really saying that in the '60s? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 21, 2013

    Bendis's excellent twist on Ms. Grey, coupled with Stuart Immonen's razor sharp artwork make All-New X-Men the best X book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 22, 2013

    While this hasn't been a series full of action, it's definitely heating up to something crazy made all the more evident by the final page. I'm super excited to see where issue 10 takes us, and you probably should be too! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    First let me say that Bendis is doing a very interesting juggling act when it comes to old Cyclops. In his own title, Uncanny X-Men, which is also written by Bendis, Cyclops comes off as cool, calm and with a mostly strong head on his shoulders. In this series, everyone makes a very good argument that Cyclops is now a lunatic, and that final page reveal of Cyclops' arrival, drawn by Immomen, makes the guy look downright super-villainish! This speaks volumes about Bendis' skills as a writer, and Immonen's skill as an artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Mar 23, 2013

    It's not the best issue of All-New X-Men, but Bendis/Immonen's seriesis one of the best out of the Marvel NOW batch, and if you're notreading it, you're missing out on an impressive story that capturesthe emotions and feelings of young heroes lost in a sprawling world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 24, 2013

    There's been a lot of build up in this book so far and I'm glad to see the next two issues of All New and Uncanny are going to finally see at least part of the plot line coming to a head. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Mar 21, 2013

    With the multitude of X-Men titles occurring right now it gets overwhelming to pick through it all to find the ones of substance"good (interesting) story and great art. All New X-Men is one of the titles that has all that, and continues to pick up in story (after a couple of slower paced issues) and tension only continues to escalate. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Mar 22, 2013

    “All-New X-Men” may have made fans' eyes roll when it was first announced, but as it has gone on it has shown itself to be one of the best of the Marvel NOW! titles currently being published. This issue is another well-done read, but doesn't quite stand out from any of the ones before it, and will almost certainly be overshadowed by what is to come. Still, those who have been reading the book should be satisfied with the return of the always brilliant Stuart Immonen, and excited for what Brian Michael Bendis has to come. Fans who are interested in jumping on board in only the span of a few issues, though, might be better served by reading the three issues of “Uncanny X-Men” out so far and picking up the next issue instead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Mar 20, 2013

    Thankfully Angel has the balls to ask an important question. Namely, why are we here again? The fact that we need a reminder after nine issues is proof the story is moving like molasses. The entire point of this series isn't the reason for why they were time traveled, but to simply force interaction between old and new X-Men…and we've barely gotten a taste of that! It's glaringly obvious the plot has nothing to do with this series, which is slightly frustrating, but then again it's a fun read nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 20, 2013

    The necessity of advancing the overall series plot in this issue hurt this title in its area of strength. We've seen mutants fighting other mutants before, more times than any of us can count, but this is the first and only time we'll ever seen the original X-Men visit this modern era of X-comics. Do we really want to spend that time watching them do something we've seen countless times before? Or would we like to see them doing something we've never seen tackled before? Ultimately All-New X-Men is running longer than it should, such is the way of things when your series is built on a finite gimmick, I guarantee you that, but let's hope that that time is not already upon us. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 20, 2013

    All New X-Men is still a great read and is one of Marvel's best NOW titles in my opinion. While #8 doesn't have the same punch as the previous issues it is still worth a look and sets up a few more plot elements. Such as next issue which will surely tie-in to Bendis' Uncanny X-Men Series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Mar 24, 2013

    I love that this issue and Uncanny X-Men ended at the same spot, makes it feel like you're reading about one big world instead of a bunch of different stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 20, 2013

    As slow as "All-New X-Men" #9 feels, it is nice to at least get a little forward movement. The three different groups of mutants (the All-New X-Men, the Uncanny X-Men, and the Brotherhood of Mutants) are all inching closer and closer together, and the next conflict between them all is just around the corner. I'd like to see things move a little speedier in the future, though. At $3.99 a pop, we need to head out of the comfort food zone and into something a bit more memorable. Read Full Review

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