All-New X-Men #10

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The Uncanny X-Men come to the Jean Grey School to recruit.Who will join Cyclops and his revolutionary crew? The answer will shock you!Mystique and Sabretooth continue to hatch their master plan and it doesn’t bode well for the All-New X-Men.

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 6, 2013

    The real dynamic here is that Marvel is trying to recreate the old battle of ideologies between Xavier and Magneto, but they're not just rehashing the same fight. Cyclops doesn't want to conquer and lord over humanity, he wants to protect mutants from humanity. What Marvel and Bendis have done instead is create a new battle of ideologies over two separate paths of Charles Xavier's philosophy. On the one side, you've got the Jean Grey School, which focuses on the education part of Xavier's dream. On the other side, you've got Cyclops and the Uncanny X-Men, who focus on the superhero side of Xavier's dream. Have you ever wondered why Professor X created the X-Men? If his dream was to create a school to teach mutants how to control their powers, where did he get the idea to also dress them up in costumes to have them fight bad guys? There are two sides to Xavier's dream, and Marvel has split them down the middle and pushed the X-Men to either side, and I'm loving it! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Apr 4, 2013

    So aside from Wolverine's distracting face Immonen continues to do wonders with the art. He really does sell Bendis' script, which is strong in its own right. It is an issue that teases a departure in the best way possible, but it is also an issue that addresses the moral ambiguity of each faction of X-Men. Compelling drama and character work that is sprinkled with moments of humour and fun villainy. What more could you want from an X-Men book? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Apr 5, 2013

    It's tough, as fans we're all about picking sides and cheering on who we feel is the hero. But what happens when that's not a clear line. I felt like during AvX it was made pretty clear that Cyclops was in the wrong, but now that's not such an clear line. Oh and what a cliffhanger, next issue can't come soon enough! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Apr 3, 2013

    It’s well done, it’s balanced nicely, and nothing is black and white this time. All we can see is how events progress and how each team handles it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Apr 3, 2013

    All-New X-Men #10 is a dense character issue that will leave you doubting and guessing all the way to the end as everyone mulls over Scott's offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Apr 3, 2013

    And as has been true of this series since the start, the comic proves to be a compelling read that, although wordy, seems to fly by. Bendis seems to have a very clear idea of the things that he wants to examine and he isn't shying away from doing that early and often. It's amazing that this series is on its tenth issue and it still feels like there is groundwork being laid, but if anything that is a testament to the scope, scale, and quality of the story we are being told here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Apr 4, 2013

    Can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 3, 2013

    As usual, the biggest strength of the issue is the dialogue. Brian Bendis gives each character a distinct voice. Kitty Pride, Bobby, Jean Grey and Wolverine run this book and make it work. Cyclops, past and present, is less compelling, but he does serve the purpose of being the mutant you can love to hate. All-New X-Men #10 is a great reminder that the X portion of the Marvel Universe is firing on all cylinders right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 7, 2013

    All-New X-Men has been consistently good with tight writing, unpredictable plotting, and heavy situations that pique interest. Issue #10 continues the streak of expert writing and art, and the title delivers with bang for the buck. Expectations are high, and fans want to see where it all leads. If Marvel can keep the current creative team together, All-New X-Men could very well be Classic X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Apr 4, 2013

    Above all, this series has been about character and plot development, rather than pure action. This is typical with most of Bendis' work, save for the curiously devoid of barely ANY development over in the concurrent Age of Ultron series. Here, his expert prose is in full effect, as well as this title's sister X-book, Uncanny X-Men. His characters ring true, especially both versions of Cyclops, and they're sufficiently conflicted, yet resolute and true, in the classic Marvel tradition. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Apr 3, 2013

    There looks to be some major changes coming to the line-up of the All-New X-Men team in the next issue, and this installment has set-up the arc incredibly well. While the concept of a character jumping ship from one team to the other is nothing new (and the character involved is pretty obvious, in theory), Brian Bendis has still found a way to make it exciting, even if the focus seems to be lost a bit. As this series progresses, it looks as though this may become one of the best books in the Marvel Universe, and it's already making major strides in that respect. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Apr 5, 2013

    "All New X-men" #10 is a vital chapter in an inspired run. Though some of the levity has been replaced by tension, it retains that entertaining quality we expect from Bendis. Immonen and the rest of the creative team lend incredible talent to the title. I am in for the long haul with "All New X-men." Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Apr 7, 2013

    Now one thing I'd like to point out is visually for the most part this issue was pretty top notch. Almost all of the characters (save one) are drawn beautifully, the scenes are well done, the colors are vibrant. Even the look of the newer X-Men and the original X-Men fit so perfectly together. My question though is what the hell is with Wolverine? Did he become part rat, dog or actual Wolverine? His face is a squished in mess. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 5, 2013

    All-New X-Men #10 continued the momentum that the previous issue set by progressing all of the plotlines of this series. Even though this is a dialogue heavy issue Brian Bendis makes the most of every page by delivering great characterization for the X-Men, especially the past version of Cyclops. The conclusion with an unknown member of the Jean Grey School joining Cyclops Uncanny X-Men could have a lot potential to provide a dramatic shift to what happens next. The addition of the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants making their presence known only adds further intrigue into the future of the series. If you are an X-Men fan I highly recommend picking up All-New X-Men as it is getting better and better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Apr 8, 2013

    There is a saying called “Perfecting Your Craft”. I believe that saying goes hand in hand with Stuart Immonen who has certainly perfected his craft. His artwork was never bad but it certainly didn't stand out as tremendous either. Every single issue it seems to improve, I dunno maybe it just fits better with X-Men. The Dark Brooding, Animalistic Tenacity bleeding out of every character is just outstanding. To be honest I hope he never leaves X-Men. The combination of Stuart's jaded characters fits perfectly in thedisheveled X-Men world that Bendis has returned to greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Apr 3, 2013

    Once again Bendis does a great job articulating the innocence of the First Class X-Men. In particular Bobby is always naive for comedic sake and it adds much needed levity to dire situations. If they can't work this naivete into future comics when the First Class X-Men depart they better figure out a way to infuse it elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Apr 3, 2013

    All New X-Men #10 is a bit better than last issue, and once again focuses more on plot development than all out action. This is one thing Bendis is good at (see Age of Ultron for reference) his stories, while containing suatainable action, are a slow build; but they usually lead to a worthy pay off, which I'm sure this one will follow in suit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Apr 7, 2013

    This was a pretty average issue but I still liked it. I really liked Mystique and her team robbing people but making it look like it was Wolverine and the Original Five, that's genius and a great way to villainize the X-Men. I also liked Scott defending his future actions to Beast upon learning the whole story. The best part was watching Scott then show the leader that he is by turning around and arguing with future Scott and defending why he and the other four Originals had decided to stay in hopes of changing things. Like I guessed above, Jean will probably go undercover for the team with Cyclops, which would be interesting with Emma around, I'd enjoy that. I could easily see it being Angel though, considering he doesn't want to be there. Either way, I'm continuing to enjoy this comic, and that's always good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 5, 2013

    Ten issues into its run, "All-New X-Men" has surprised me repeatedly since its inception. Smart character work, gorgeous storytelling by both Stuart Immonen and David Marquez, and a story that's keeping readers on their toes is all adding up to one of the more interesting Marvel offerings of 2013. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 3, 2013

    Although not the best issue in the series this was still an interesting issue, and although it was slow, it set up the future events in the series perfectly, and has kept my interest. I would still recommend this, as although technically skipable quality wise, it does set things up nicely for the next few issues, so it's worth getting if you either already follow the series or are considering getting the series in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Barron Network - Bigyanks Apr 5, 2013

    There is nothing technically wrong with this issue, I just feel like I am getting bored by the drama of it all and just want action. I am hoping when Scott starts his training the action will pick up. Honestly i think old X-men should just go back home, I feel they aren'tadding anything to the story so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Apr 3, 2013

    Despite a few issues that don't live up to the rest of the series, All-New X-Men is still one of the strongest, most gratifying reads coming out of Marvel NOW!. This is what the brand should be all about; a return to the core ideas of classic characters, portrayed with a new twist by reinvigorated creators. Don't let the sub-par All-New X-Men #10 fool you. There's plenty to love about this title even when it misses a step. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 3, 2013

    I liked the issue, but this one didn't really get me excited. It was cool to see both of these teams, in the same place, not fighting and talking things out (kinda). I really enjoyed the scenes with Beast and the Cyclopes, and I really enjoyed the reaction from younger Cyke when he finds out how the Phoenix Force ended up in the Phoenix Five. The art is great here, but the colors by Gracia Marte really stand out. One of the biggest problems I had was the ending. It was a bit of a buzzkill because nothing happened. Aside from that, Wolverine's face looked a bit messed up throughout the entire issue. It may not be my favorite issue in this series, but nevertheless, I still enjoyed it.Overall, I give this a mild recommendation Read Full Review

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