Amazing X-Men #3

Amazing X-Men #3

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 8
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• BEAST UNLEASHED! Dr. McCoy is pushed over the edge and gives into his savage side like never before!
•  The X-Men, split between heaven and hell, are in way over their heads!
•  Can they get to Nightcrawler before evil Azazel does?

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Jan 16, 2014

    This issue had enough action and witty dialogue in it to keep me satisfied and then some. It had demon pirates, sword fights, teleportation fights, Beast being a boss, and best of all it brings back Nighcrawler. Even though we're still not that much closer to figuring how Nightcrawler will come back for good, it is nice to have a light, action packed issue to get re-used to the character. This issue was a ton of fun to read and I can't wait for the rest of this story to come out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jan 19, 2014

    McGuinness breathes plenty of beautiful and emotional life into these characters. They're each given unique and expressive faces, feeling fluid. As with any Nightcrawler heavy book, there is a lot of dark shading involved, however Marte Gracia's bright and vivid color choices help to balance this out. The colors feel like they glow on the glossy pages. There are also key frames where traditional backgrounds are replaced by gradient color shades into white. This keeps the pages from feeling overworked and make McGuinness' detailed characters fun to admire. The only thing that has bothers me as a female reader is once again Ororo Munroe's stick-thin frame that feels like her spine might break. However, McGuinness is known for this cartoon style and Ororo's expressions and rocking mohawk are irreplaceable and wonderful to explore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jan 16, 2014

    This is awesome. One of my favorite X-Men books on shelves keeps on rolling. Although I didn't mention it above, for the sake of refraining from repitition: Ed McGuinness's artwork is ridiculously good. He has an attention to detail and expressions that elevates the books personality while keeping things nicely in control with jaw-dropping backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - The Nerd Jan 17, 2014

    Artwork by McGuinness and Vines is superb throughout which is sometimes difficult given the amount of fighting that takes place in this issue. The colors by Marte Garcia are brilliant and really capture the feel for the environment the characters are placed in. This would definitely be my choice for book of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 18, 2014

    But great art and old-fashioned fun aren't enough to overcome the groaning pace of this arc, know that the character work, written and visual, is fairly outstanding. This issue is clearly more focused on how much happens in the hearts and mind of the characters than in the world around them.Nightcrawler was called the heart of the X-Men. You'll believe it by the time you put this one down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Jan 15, 2014

    Although we don't get to check in with the entire team this issue, there is plenty to enjoy within the pages. We get the most Nightcrawler time since this series began and the fight scenes, thanks to McGuinness, are quite a spectacle. Nightcrawler's return is shaping up to be quite the tale, be sure to catch it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jan 16, 2014

    Altogether though it still makes for a strong read with high entertainment value because no one can say no to pirates, bamfs, and Nightcrawler along with the rest of the old team—granted we don’t see the whole team this issue, but one little step in the story at a time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Jan 16, 2014

    Action! Adventure! Romance! The creative team crams a little bit of everything into this issue, making Amazing X-Men #3 the busiest installment yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 17, 2014

    While most of the X-books barely resemble the comics I fell in love with in the late '80s, "Amazing X-Men" feels like a classic X-tale in all the best ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Jan 17, 2014

    Amazing X-Men #3 is the "Pacific Rim" of comic books. The story is clichd, but I didn't care because it was awesome! Full of exciting visuals by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines , I found Amazing X-Men #3 to be enjoyable as Hell (I know, I'm reusing the same joke twice") I did not expect this to be such a pleasant surprise, a highly recommended issue for all X-Men fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 22, 2014

    After two issues of set-up, Amazing X-Men finally starts delivering on the promise of working Nightcrawler back into the group. Although I didn't expect the level of romantic undertones we get here, I love the reunion between the pair and can't wait to see where they go from here. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 15, 2014

    AMAZING X-MEN #3 is a bit of fun, but it doesn't really do much else. There's some cool things happening here, but overall, it's a bit of a let down because it feels so silly. Aaron and McGuinness don't mesh to well as a team, with this story. Maybe it's because I am a big Nightcrawler fan and expect something a bit more serious and down to Earth for his return. While this book looks great, it's just ok. Nothing more, nothing less. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 17, 2014

    Amazing X-Men is a fun comic so far. It remains to be seen as to how this title will fit in and differ from the other X-Men books but for now this is the comic that brings back Nightcrawler. So far, the arc is a good one and is bringing something different to the table. This is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jan 20, 2014

    What "Amazing X-Men" #3 lacks in substance, it makes up for in fun. The issue is true to Nightcrawler fashion in its inclusion of pirates and bombastic adventure, even if it forgoes past character developments. While the book maintains its gorgeous art and middling storytelling, "Amazing X-Men" has yet to truly wow. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 18, 2014

    While I've been enjoying Aaron's Amazing X-Men so far, I still don't think he put much thought into using Azazel. This whole 'pirates in the Afterlife' thing really takes a nosedive in this issue when Aaron has Azazel give a straight-up speech about being pirates in the Afterlife. It's one thing to make it seem like they're pirates, but now it feels like Azazel is living out some kind of pirate fetish, considering how closely he follows all the old pirate cliches. It just makes the whole story a little more awkward now that we know how seriously the bad guys are playing pretend. Read Full Review

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