All-New X-Men #24

All-New X-Men #24

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

•  X-Men and Guardians vs. Gladiator and Jean Grey's fate lies in the balance!
•  One of the X-Men's lives will be forever changed!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 12, 2014

    The Trial of Jean Grey is a really bizarre story that somehow really works. We're coming to a close here, but the story continues to be a ton of fun. This issue in particular has some really amazing moments thanks to Bendis and Immonen just giving the reader a great story. Above everything else, Gladiator is the star of the show, but only because he comes off extremely irrational. This was a story line I thought I would hate but ended up loving. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 15, 2014

    The issues ends with Jean breaking in on the fight and uttering some very important words and we'll see how this all plays out next issue. For as big of an event this is, it feels to have come to a close far too quickly. Still, if Bendis can end it on this high of a note and not the cluster that ‘Battle of the Atom' had become, I can forgive it for feeling short. I'd take short but sweet over long and annoying any day of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Mar 17, 2014

    Paring down characters and concepts to what's "cool," or "relatable," is a storytelling strategy that can only truly promise diminishing returns. Eventually, tastes change, forcing the reset button to be pressed, eventually, time after time. This series swerved in the other direction; Bendis and Immonen are playing the Greatest Hits, but remastered and remixed. Even planets and galaxies away, the X-Men are outcasts in worlds that hate and fear them, relying on the compassion and wherewithal of friends, family and sympathizers for survival. It's the same old story, but it's never been newer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 15, 2014

    All of this solidifies All-New X-Men's place in Marvel's monthly catalogue, and anyone who bemoaned the creation of the title should give it a chance. After 24 solid issues of deconstructing the X-Universe and breathing life into this generation's stories, Bendis has created a fine legacy as the present X-Father. The stories act both as a tribute and groundbreaking history for the X-Men canon, and the direction it's going in could provide for some amazing stories to stand alongside Claremont and Byrne's on the X-Men shelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 18, 2014

    Through the writing and artwork we get to see how epic this whole story is and how much weight the decision the original X-Men made to stay in the present has on the state of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 13, 2014

    Perhaps Bendis will "stick" the ending, but hope is fading fast. This isn't a bad story - it's just not a great one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Mar 14, 2014

    It's honestly not the most thrilling crossover event, but this issue has enough twists and turns and back and forth and "and then this happened" type moments to build up some momentum again. Manta gets one of the best shots in the obligatory battle, un-cluttering the playing field, leaving room for combatants like Scott to make dramatic shots. His "or I will kill you" line keeps with the dramatic and more violent, emotional tone. The lighter banter is also back, so this issue gets you where you're going with enough to enjoy. It's a dark, moody tale with a frigid space backdrop. I like it a lot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 12, 2014

    There are a few minor quibbles, here and there, particularly at how short the fight sequence between the X-Men, the Guardians and the Shi'ar is - especially since Bendis has been building to it for five issues, and also at how one of the inexperienced X-Men manages to take out one of the strongest fighters in the galaxy. And those who don't like Bendis's style of dialogue won't likely be converted here. But there's a lot to like about "The Trial of Jean Grey," and it's mainly because it harnesses Brian Michael Bendis's talents as a writer so well. This odd coupling of teams might have seemed strange on the outset, but they're two great tastes that taste even better together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 12, 2014

    The issue manages to function on a deeper level thanks to Stuart Immonen's art. Immonen has been on his A-game all throughout this crossover. He's able to convey a great deal about Jean's emotional turmoil through his bold page layouts and nuanced facial work. Similarly, Immonen is able to convey a great deal about Oracle and her conflicted role in the story simply through facial work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 17, 2014

    I really feel as though this series is the best work of Immonen's career. He is able to put so many characters on page, yet never make the page feel cluttered or tight. Each character is spaced to perfection and the battle scenes are clear to follow. He gives each character their own level of detail, and you can see the effort he puts into each page. That's why the pacing at the end is so disappointing. Immonen had a chance to show us something special, and we just don't get to see it. That complaint doesn't take away from my overall enjoyment of this issue, and this larger story. All-New X-Men continues to be one of Marvel's best titles, and I can't wait to see what's in store for next month's twenty-fifth issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 12, 2014

    This series has been one of the best to come out of the Marvel Now launch and Bendis is absolutely the reason why. When Immonen is on pencils, his consistency makes the book that much better. As the crossover wraps up, Bendis and Immonen deserve a pat on the back for their work here. Even though this is not a blockbuster summer crossover, it has been more entertaining than some recent ones. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 17, 2014

    With stunning art, it's impossible to be too disappointed in "All-New X-Men" #24, but from a writing and plotting point of view, it's pretty unremarkable. It's especially disappointing as the lead up to the finale of a major story arc that should have real emotional weight given the history and context. Read Full Review

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