Age Of X-Man: X-Tremists #3

Event\Storyline: Age Of X-Man Writer: Leah Williams Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
7.4Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

ALL LOVE IS FORBIDDEN LOVE. Blob knows this. Psylocke knows this. The X-Tracts enforce the law. And yet...
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Apr 24, 2019

    Leah Williams gives readers a different, more emotionally in tune version of a superhero comic book with AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #3. Poignant dialogue and unique approaches to the Age of X-Man dilemma show readers Williams' talent as a writer firsthand. Although Psylocke and Blob shine as the strongest characters, Moneta proves to be an uncomfortably accurate reflection of modern culture. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 24, 2019

    Williams does well to focus the story on a romance between Psylocke and Blob. The specifics of that relationship add a delightful sense of sophisticated emotional connection that is so often missing from mainstream superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Apr 24, 2019

    Even if you're not into the rest of the event, definitely give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Samantha Puc Apr 24, 2019

    With each new issue of X-Tremists, I'm blown away by the attention to detail and the carefully-laid groundwork that slowly pays off through the course of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 25, 2019

    The art by Georges Jeanty is well done but there isnt much to showcase more than furtive glances between Fred and Betsy. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan May 7, 2019

    AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #3 is not the best comic book, but it gives the readers something to feel instead of just a cliff-hanger to sell comic the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Apr 29, 2019

    It starts to feel as if this team is relying on a "world without physical prejudice" to avoid ever having to discuss Fred's fatness at all, all while putting the only fat character on the team squarely in the position of being an unexpected emotional sounding board for a woman discussing her disordered relationship with her own body. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 26, 2019

    X-Tremists is a book that's probably bitten off more that it can chew. Halfway through the series, it feels like writer Leah Williams has yet to dive into the themes that she set out to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ohhaimark Apr 27, 2019


    -This was a pretty good issue. A little slow maybe, but overall a nice read.

    -There were solid character interaction this issue. I enjoyed those especially.

    -The art was very good.

    -The heart is a muscle the size of your fist. Not sure what that meant, but it was a cool effect.

    -Blob is such a great character.

    -Pyslocke is great too.

    -This issue actually had some really sweet and funny moments between the two as well.

    -The bug trap was cool, even if I still have no idea what it really means, aside from annoying the heck out of Blob.

    -Do I dare disturb THE UNIVERSE?

    THE BAD:

    -That TS Eliot quote felt very more

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine May 12, 2019

    I’m not really into this one.

  • 9.0
    Granfalloon May 5, 2019

    This book has really grown on me. I love that there's some body-positivity towards Blob after all these years. And Psylocke's discussion of her own body issues was great. There's not much action here for action junkies but I didn't care because it does what X-books do best, dug into the characters.

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Apr 27, 2019

    I liked this issue. I found the characters interesting enough, even if some of the dialogue felt off. And I like that they're not just ignoring the Betsy body-swap from Hunt For Wolverine and that it's still having a lasting effect on the character's mental state.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 12, 2019

    Psylocke does a fascinating job of stringing her Blob relationship along, allowing Department X to lumber forward in a semblance of "business as usual." At least until Moneta's black-and-white worldview forces some severe changes. I'm a fan of the art and I really enjoy the psychological, exploratory way the script handles Betsy and Fred. But the pacing and the plotting are pretty jumbled. Rather than achieving a uniform "good," I think this script is a half-and-half mix of "great" and "blah". Challenging to rate and definitely a book you think twice about before recommending to a friend.

  • 10
    CesarCastanha Apr 25, 2019

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Apr 26, 2019

  • 7.5
    DrTracy May 4, 2019

  • 7.0
    Jorge Mendes Jul 26, 2019

  • 6.5
    Grifter Apr 25, 2019

  • 6.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 25, 2019

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 29, 2019

  • 2.5
    Radar Apr 30, 2019

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