X-Men #17

X-Men #17

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Paco Diaz Luque Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

• The Future has come calling...and he wants his son Shogo back!
•  But will Jubilee and the X-Men let their bouncing baby boy go without a fight?
•  Spoiler alert: HELL NO!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jul 31, 2014

    With a new creative team taking over next issue, Wood leaves behind two permanent gifts to X-Men fans: This all-female X-Men team of five clicked, especially when operating as interdependent equals rather than under one leader, and Jubilee's maturation as a mom to Shogo has been a highlight of all current X-Men stories. Wood concludes his story here with a sober but optimistic resolution. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Kate Coenen Aug 1, 2014

    All in all, it's a decent issue. The characterization is spot-on, giving life and energy to the story, and the story arc ends with a sense of closure. While this issue has its weaknesses, it's also an enjoyable read. As fun as it is, though, in the end it's only just "okay." It doesn't make enough of an impression to stand out in a crowd. Compelling characters form the heart of X-Men, but they also need stories that do them justice. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Touch of Grey Aug 5, 2014

    This arc was definitely not one of my favorites, and it had something to do with the inconsistent art. Though the Dodson covers were wonderful all the way through, five different artists worked on the interiors this arc, not counting the artists that worked on the side story, Bromo Superior, in three of the issues. It was a little off putting, because not all of the art was of the same quality. Personally, I preferred Clay Mann, and hope he comes back for the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 31, 2014

    It would be one thing if a quick resolution allowed Wood to give his characters a proper goodbye. But the final pages shift into another mini-conflict that starts and wraps even more abruptly. Nor does this issue send off the book on a visual high note. Two more artists - Phil Briones and Paco Diaz - are brought in to cap off "Bloodline." Their work is fine, but not as flashy or eye-catching as the action demands. Everything in this issue comes across as rushed, and Wood's overarching Arkea storyline ends with a whimper rather than a bang. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Aug 2, 2014

    I'm really torn on this series. I really like the team that they have for Storm's take on the ‘X-Men,' though feel that none of them have gotten enough screen time to make it worthwhile. The current plot finished up seemingly far too easily here and a villain that could have shown up again was taken off the table. With Storm's daughter from the future leaving the team, there doesn't seem to be an immediate lead in to where they will be going from here on out. With Wood off the series after this issue I'm hoping it'll take a turn for the better. Read Full Review

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