All-New X-Men #17

Event\Storyline: Battle Of The Atom Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

•  Magik and Young Beast have a special mission!
•  The X-Men and Future X-Men have Jean Grey and Cyclops and are going to send them back in time with the rest of the Original X-Men.
•  But who is opposing them and why?

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Sam Roche Oct 2, 2013

    And despite the fact that I'm getting my knickers in a bunch about some of the story construction, I must admit, the writing mechanics in that bo Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 2, 2013

    The crossover event has some ups and downs by now. However, it's issue like this that makes this a good event. Hopefully more info will be released soon, and I'm looking forward to next week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 4, 2013

       So if you walked away from the X-Men a while back (and who could blame you?), this series might be a good reason to drop by the old neighborhood. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 3, 2013

    The art is still really beautiful and these different versions of the X-Men are done very well. You don't get confused who you're looking at because each character is done in a distinct way. I am counting down the days until the next issue and since it will be released right before the beginning of NYCC, I'm hoping for something big. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 2, 2013

    Watching the present X-Men interact with these new future X-Men not only gives us delightful teases of information, but we also get some of the best character interactions yet. Young Iceman talking to Wizard Iceman is a hoot, while listening to Phoenix Quentin Quire reminds you that some people never mature even with age. The only interaction that seemed off-kilter was Mustachioed Colossus embracing Illyana. I could imagine something happened along the way to make him change his mind, but for Illyana to be so pleased at seeing her brother feels wrong given that they last time they were in the same company, Colossus wanted her dead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 6, 2013

    This was a fantastic issue that has gotten the crossover back to the level of quality that the first couple of issues showed. It also had some very exciting moments, as well as having plenty of mystery drama, suspense and emotion. There were also some brilliant interactions, and the future of the story looks very promising. Due to all this it's easy to recommend this issue and I can't wait for the next part. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 8, 2013

    And if this turns out worse? Well, there's a few working at Marvel who know how this story goes, and it's in their hands to make sure the present leads to a better future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Stuart Kirkham Oct 3, 2013

    Speaking of the final page, it isn't so much a cliffhanger as the final chess piece being moved into position. The stage is now set for Act Three, and if it maintains this level of quality we should be in for a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Oct 4, 2013

    Man time travel gets confusing sometimes, it's just such a ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. . . But it's still really good, I want to know what all these factors are that keep causing future version of heroes to lose their shit and try and change history. I mean come on at this point they've done it so many times they know it's a bad idea, but it just keeps happening. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 2, 2013

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, Battle of the Atom has become one of my favorite crossover events. There's so much craziness and twists that you're never quite sure what Brian Michael Bendis is going to throw at us next. Just when you think the story would begin to wind down to some big epic conclusion, we're still seeing the story being set up. Stuart Immonen has become one of my favorite X-Men artists with his work on ALL-NEW X-MEN. The little details he gives in the characters' expressions fits perfectly with Bendis' script and the subtle humor sprinkled in. I can't wait for the next chapter and thankfully we won't have to wait long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 7, 2013

    For readers that can manage the suspension of disbelief required to enjoy "Battle of the Atom" in general and "All New X-Men" #17 specifically, there's a great time waiting in this latest stunningly beautiful piece. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Oct 7, 2013

    The pacing and progression may still be off a bit, yet the concepts, characterization combined with the utterly excellent art and colorization makes for a worthwhile issue nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 8, 2013

    After going through a few chapters that progressed at a snails pace Brian Bendis turned in a fine six chapter to the X-Men Battle of the Atom crossover. With a greater look at what the future holds for the X-Men if things stayed as they were Bendis furthered the unpredictable pace of this story. As a reader this makes what happens next be even more exciting because I have no idea what each character will do the closer we get to the end. There is so much going on in this story that I just want to get my hands on the next chapter of this crossover. In the end, Bendis was able to reinvigorating my interest in this crossover with All-New X-Men #17. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Oct 8, 2013

    All-New X-Men #17 is a prime example of the X-Men done right. The tight-knit family feeling infused with rich characterization solidify the fact that the mutants are in very capable hands under the pen of Brian Michael Bendis. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 3, 2013

    Good issue that added some depth to this plot, though that's all that can really be said about it. It was short and I do feel that a bit more could have gone into this specific issue to make you care about this real team. Everything is too vague and feels as though we're being teased instead of entertained. You are basically left with more questions than answers. Hopefully it picks up the pace with this new revelation, and that would be best when we are at part 6. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Oct 3, 2013

    Overall, it's not a great issue, but if you just like the X-Men and follow the story, then sit back and just take in the detail given to us on these pages. I know you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 5, 2013

    Battle of the Atom slows down a little bit with the next chapter, and I'm OK with that. The last issue was a fantastic mid-series climax, and now it's time to set up the rest of the story. We get to know a lot more about the Future X-Men, along with a proper introduction of the second team of Future X-Men and why there was a future schism in the first place. So this is really a plot moving issue bolstered by the awesomeness of time-traveling Iceman. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Oct 3, 2013

    Magik, Young Iceman, and Beast travel through time and discover the truth behind the “Future X-Men” and their motivations. But their welcome's not exactly warm! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Oct 2, 2013

    If it were any artist other than Immonen, All-New X-Men #17 might've stuttered through a confusing bit of storytelling. Instead, this is one of the most visually stunning issues of Battle of the Atom, and it finishes by bringing the true future X-Men to the present to set up the final act of this event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Oct 15, 2013

    “Battle of the Atom's” greatest strength continues to be the emotional impact it offers with both the story and the characters. This issue offered an impact of a different kind, creating a future that has far more contemporary parallels than previous time travel stories like Days of Futures Past. While the impact of Days of Futures Past was established in its own time, the impact of Battle of the Atom is resonating in a much more modern context. Yet it still uses elements from the past in a very literal sense, which makes the story seem all the more appropriate. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Oct 4, 2013

    As much as I've enjoyed 'Battle of the Atom' so far, it's finally time to admit that it's not really going anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 2, 2013

    Battle of the Atom has been a good arc with six issues down. The writing has been sharp and on point and, for the most part, the artists have stepped up their game. This is a cross-over that has great potential, and with a strong finish, can become a fan favorite. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Oct 6, 2013

    With beautiful artwork and a convoluted and frustrating plot, this series goes from terrific to middling in the blink of an eye. With the All-New team barely even a focus in this issue, it's fair to say that the end of Battle of the Atom can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 6, 2013

    Even having read the first three chapters of the crossover, there's a large disconnect for me getting into Chapter Six, and the pricing issue really does stick in my craw, especially given that this issue is really more like half an issue. All-New X-Men #17 looks pretty amazing, admittedly, with some nice designs and craft, but not a lot of story to be had, and the lion's share of the character work devoted to an YET ANOTHER alternate future reality in the X-Men's array thereof. Read Full Review

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