X #12

X #12

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Eric Nguyen Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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X faces his greatest challenge of the series as four villains-suicidal maniac Deathwish, stargazing supercriminal Carmine Tango, risk-taking assassin Gamble, and a new threat no one suspected-converge on Arcadia's lone vigilante . . . but the cruelest stab of all comes from a friend!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Apr 9, 2014

    Finally this comic has brought in another powerful villain into X's life. He has had it pretty easy for a while. I think some major factors will go into effect next issue playing around with the idea of an all-out manhunt for X. But X isn't one dude to just give up that like. He will bring his “A” game back when the time is ready. This issue, X wasn't ready. With all that has happened he can finally show everyone what he is truly made out of in the open. The only drawback is that X may have to give it all up after his big reveal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Apr 10, 2014

    A character at the interface of the Punisher and Batman was not on my pull list for its Shakespearian plot. However, since those early days, Swierczynski has hit his stride, making X one of my favourite monthly reads. The characters are compelling and what they must endure in the coming months will ensure I'll return. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 9, 2014

    X #12 really shows you the type of friends X makes when he decides that he wants to take the fight to everyone who stands for what he's “now” against. The way that this issue ends just leaves you with so many questions because you know nothing good can come out of what decisions X is left to make with how that fight ended. Not to mention what he will have to face once faced with that stab that comes from a friend. This is a game changer for the series and one you wouldn't want to miss if already following this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Apr 9, 2014

    In the end Leigh is used as a device to draw X out in the open but more importantly letting his guard down. For that he pays and in the face of not just one major villain but four. Swierczynski shows that he and X are no one trick ponies and that there is plenty of meat left on the bone. It shows more subtle and emotion triggers for our hero and lays bare the vulnerabilities and weakness getting to close can get you. A different tone for X but still edgy and aggressive. X is moving in new territory and it shows how versatile this title can be while still keeping you on the edge of your seat. Dark Horse's X is really hitting it's stride and readers should get on board immediately. Read Full Review

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