New X-Men #154

New X-Men #154

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Marc Silvestri Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 17, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3
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HERE COMES TOMORROW PART 4 It all comes down to this. Two groups of X-Men from different eras will decide the fate of mutantkind!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 19, 2004

    Silvestri excels here; upping the mystery and the sense of whimsy in this surreal Phoenix summit (they all wear the glorious unisex original I am fire, and life incarnate! Cockrum design), alluding to pivotal moments from Jeans past like the Mkrann Crystal (the first time she jump-started the universe). The promise of what might have been, had Morrison and Silvestri been fated to spend more time as a team, is thoroughly apparent in this visually stunning issue. Finally theres some synergy between their divergent styles (and, for long-time readers, many allusions to the last time Silvestri led a tour through Jeans psyche, as Madelyn Prior died at the end of the Goblin Queen saga). His rather pronounced tendency towards symmetry doesnt impede Morrisons view askew concepts, and his work on emotional expression at pivotal moments is greatly improved over previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Isaac Miers Apr 21, 2004

    Im not one of those its-Claremont-or-no-one, or only-the-X-Men-from-when-I-was-10-are-the-real-X-Men type of guys, but I just dont think Ill be picking up an X-Men title, except for Ultimate X-Men or Wolverine titles for quite some time. I know this may not be the most popular view, but New X-Men is just not for me I want my $2.99 back! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 30, 2004

    I did not enjoy this issue. Now I realize this was his final kick at the can, and that there will be many readers who will enjoy the reckless abandon that Grant Morrison employs in this issue as he carves a path of death and destruction through the cast of characters he created for this arc. However, Grant Morrison has shown himself capable of so much better that a pale imitation of a story that has already inspired at least a couple dozen imitators, and that's why I find this final chapter to be such a disappointment, as he doesn't bring a single new idea to the table. Now I guess I could work up some enthusiasm for the conversation between Jean and Wolverine, or the scene where we see the Phoenix energy is dissipated by a well placed mental attack, but in the end I found I simply couldn't as the rest of the issue is so devoid of any real moments of excitement that I simply found the entire affair to be a tremendous disappointment. The big "2001" style ending that Jean undergoes also Read Full Review

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