All-New X-Men #16

All-New X-Men #16

Event\Storyline: Battle Of The Atom Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Arthur Adams Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Wolverine vs. Future X-Men! Young Scott Summers and Jean Grey run away to stay in the present day!

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Sep 7, 2013

    I'm still just as excited as I was after the first issue of this crossover and now my only complaint is that I need to wait a week for the third installment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Sep 7, 2013

    Fans of X-Men have missed Jean Grey. All-New X-Men didn't bring her back to life " it brought back through time. In All-New X-Men #16, fans get double the pleasure in seeing the two Greys, displaced yet fascinating. Young Jean Grey is out of place, but she's the character fans have grown up with. The older Jean brings back memories of the Marvel Girl fans have lost, and seeing her alive and well makes one think what the X-Men universe would be like if she were still around. It seems, at least for the time being, fans can have their cake and eat it too. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Sep 5, 2013

    This is going to get confusing. Lots of characters with different motivations, but also with room for a lot of development and fun. The art style in this book is as great as it always is, and while the plot is getting pretty intense, this is still the best X-book on the market right now, and a major event isn't changing that, thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Sep 4, 2013

    I love Immonen's art and some of the panels in this issue just dripped with epicity. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 4, 2013

    Also, the way he executed the big reveal at the end made me jump up out of my seat and spin around and then dizzily try and find my phone so I could talk to my buddy about what just happened. If you're a fan of the X-Men, then you don't want to miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 3, 2013

    While the main draw of "Battle of the Atom" is the mystery of the future X-Men " and there are some interesting beats here, particularly Charles Xavier's grandson and the new Xorn " ultimately the real hook of All-New X-Men #16 comes from the characters we've already known and loved. Who knows what lies ahead when a headstrong past and an ominous future go head-to-head? Sparks fly, the heartstrings pull, and two issues into this crossover, All-New X-Men shows no signs of letting up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Sebastian Mejia Sep 13, 2013

    Marvel came out swinging this week introducing Battle of the Atom #1 and pushing it forward in All New X-Men #16, this is shaping up to be a high-quality, cohesive event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 13, 2013

    This was a great continuation to the Battle of the Atom story, as although not quite as good, it was still very exciting, and interesting, having some shocking developments, as well as a brilliant ending. It also had some outstanding dialogue, as well as some amazing humour, making me want the next part to come out even sooner. Due to all this it's extremely easy to recommend this issue, but naturally you'll need to read X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 first. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 6, 2013

    A issue that you don't want to miss out and can't wait for what's happening next. So glad we get a new chapter next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 5, 2013

    While Battle of The Atom #1 laid the foundation for this event crossover to begin, this issue really set things in motion. It had emotion, humor, suspense, and a treat for all the fans whether new or current. Where I said that this story had promise, now I can also say it will be filled with surprises because what we saw now is more than likely nothing compared to what's to come later on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 12, 2013

    Brian Bendis continues to weave an engaging tale with X-Men Battle of the Atom in which you dont know what direction it is headed. There are a lot of players at play in this event and All-New X-Men #16 does its best to push the characters forward. So far this latest X-Men event has been able to separate itself from other events going on by being a character driven story. This character driven story has actually made it a lot harder to predict what is going to happen next. There are a lot of questions for this story to answer that could end the story in multiple ways. With Brian Wood stepping up for the next chapter of X-Men Battle of the Atom I am very excited to see where all of this is headed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Sep 10, 2013

    Since Immonen has been on All-New X-Men I've become a strong supporter of his art. There's been a few artist that come to mind when you first think about the X-Men. Jim Lee, Frank Quitely, Adam Kubert, Marc Selvestri, John Cassady and now you absolutely have to say Stuart Immonen, and don't be surprised if he;s risen to the top of your favorites list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Sep 6, 2013

    There are some great interactions in this book, and plenty of humor to go with the generally somber tones. Oh and there was one hell of a reveal at the end! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Sep 4, 2013

    Though it does contradict with All New X-Men's seemingly open-ended and ongoing feel, through the story, Bendis does force the reader to realize that after sixteen issues, the Original X-Men have actually overstayed their welcome. He manages to enforce the urgency of the situation, both through the dialogue and the final reveal as well. But as “new reader friendly” as Marvel claims to be with their Marvel NOW! line, this crossover event might rub new readers the wrong way. Bendis manages to simplify the whole time travel aspect of the series through clever dialogue but the increasingly large cast of characters may overwhelm any casual readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 4, 2013

    Battle of the Atom hit readers with the first two issues this week, and they were both great. Readers will be wanting two issues every week if Bendis and Immonen keep the punches and cliffhangers rolling like they have so far, This is a series that every X-Men fan should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 7, 2013

    Battle of the Atom is off to a great start. Bendis is at the top of his game with the characters, and the collected artists from both issues so far are turning in top notch talent. This Big Event is wonderfully written and gorgeous to look at. Forget Infinity, forget Forever Evil, the X-Men are going to be the big deal this fall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 3, 2013

    It's a new X-Men event but this is off to a tremendous start. Reading this story reminds me of that feeling when I was a kid and first started reading X-Men comics. There's a sense of wonder and excitement. I am completely on board with this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Sep 16, 2013

    Brian Michael Bendis has told stories that are bigger in scope and scale than X-men: Battle of the Atom. However, the high stakes and the growing desperation gives this story an impact that touches the entire breadth of the X-men. All New X-men #16 doesn't have any big explosions or rampaging monsters, but it ensures that every character involved is emotionally invested in in this conflict. And when emotion and logic clash in a story, it becomes epic in its own unique way. Whether it's the fate of the timeline or the fate of two teenagers desperate teenagers, X-men Battle of the Atom is an event that promises to bring out the best and the worst of every character involved. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Sep 5, 2013

    While the issue itself does very little to push the story along until the final few pages of reveals, there's a solid bit of character development here, allowing new readers a chance to work out the dynamics of the different teams. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Player Effort - Adedayo Olomodosi Sep 20, 2013

    Stuart Immomen's pencils and Wade von Grawbadger's inks really work with Bendis's writing to make telling characters apart easier. Sometimes characters looked eerily similar, but it's easy to differentiate them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 9, 2013

    What's good as well is Marte Garcia's colorization, who balance the high and bright energy with darker and warmer colors in the background or in the design of several characters. This is a play of extremes that work rather well, as the heavy emphasis on lighting do bring out a lot of the diverse elements in display here, playing with the cartoonish and super heroic tones brought out by Immonen. The second chapter of Battle of the Atom bring in some good ideas and some particularly excellent art and colorization, yet suffer when it comes to actual events and the pacing, which is really slow. A nice chapter, yet not a whole lot of things actually happen. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 4, 2013

    This title throughout its run has benefitted from Bendis' style of storytelling, where his decompressed progression has allowed for a lot of exploration of the young X-Men's adapting to a strange, future world. That style works fine for an open-ended, ongoing series, but as part of a finite event with a presumed endpoint, Bendis needs to tighten things up, but it just doesn't happen. While "Battle of the Atom" remains an enticing idea, this issue's admittedly adequate but low-key chapter doesn't really do as much as it should to realize it. Read Full Review

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