All-New X-Men #30

All-New X-Men #30

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

• Past, present and future collide as the Future Brotherhood exacts their final judgment on the All-New X-Men.
•  Plus, Angel takes control!

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 15, 2014

    Bendis comes through with an issue that gives readers a true X-Men experience. By piercing through the outer veil and giving us a behind-the-scenes perspective, we get to the nitty and gritty to learn more about their personalities " without which, the individuals are X-Men in name only. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Aug 13, 2014

    It looks like were going to get into another crossover with the revelation of Professor Xs Last Will and Testament, so Im glad we got this break to develop these characters and give them some new ways to interact. The unexpected resolutions, the unlikely hook-up and the continuing flirtation all come together, never feel forced, and make this book dramatic without being dour. Bendis has got something really, really great set up here and I cant wait to see how he continues to execute on it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Aug 16, 2014

    This latest issue of the ‘All-New X-Men' really is mainly filler that takes place between two sets of events. That being said, it is a Bendis filler issue which means it's one that has some great character development. I'm looking forward to seeing how the ‘All-New X-Men' are going to end up being involved in the ‘Original Sin' tie-in. For a filler issue, it was highly enjoyable and completely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 16, 2014

    The issue is a bit off-beat - but mighty entertaining! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 13, 2014

    Overall “All New X-Men” #30 is a strong issue. One of the strongest from this series in the last few months. It's got quintessential Bendis quips and adds more to the mythology of this series. It's also damn beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Aug 15, 2014

    This similarity is reflected in Pichelli's art, with beautifully rendered expressions that are often more telling than the words the characters are saying. She's stepped into previous artist Stuart Immomen's shoes and managed to match his crisp, modern illustrations without feeling like she's simply echoing his style. While this issue may have served as a relatively reserved starting point for her, Pichelli's ability to portray narrative-enhancing emotion through facial expressions and body language really adds a great level of concise, but confident character development to this mid-series one-shot. Her skill, along with her previous dynamic work with the Ultimate incarnation of Miles Morales, has me confident that she can more than hold her own with the more physically demanding X-panels when the time comes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Aug 13, 2014

    Great writing, brilliant art, and the break from seriousness we needed, All-New X-Men #30 fits perfectly into the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 13, 2014

    It's unfortunate that the ending sequence has to come along and kill the groove the issue had achieved. Bendis finishes the story with a rehash of a scene from Uncanny X-Men #23. It feels out of place and not terribly relevant to the other story segments. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 15, 2014

    The issue kind of ends in a bizarre place when the Jean-Grey School members arrive just like Uncanny X-Men #23. It ties the story back to what's going on in Uncanny X-Men, but it does so in an awkward manner. It puts a damper to the overall great story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 16, 2014

    The other major plot thread involves Emma Frost trying to pick a fight with Jean Grey, but not for the reason you may suspect. The ending of that story completely changes the pair's dynamic (which didn't have anywhere to go) and opens up the door for several new possibilities between Scott Summers‘ ex-girlfriends as actual friends. Poor Cyclops. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Aug 14, 2014

    As far as filler issues goes, this one is well crafted and carries a huge character movement for a big Marvel character"which was surprisingly handled incredibly well and looked gorgeous at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 18, 2014

    That's what makes All-New X-men #30 so much fun. It offers a sense of progression with these characters, but in a way that doesn't involve more time travel or more killer robots. These characters just get a chance to be themselves and connect in ways that don't need to occur in the heat of combat. While it's frustrating that some of the details are left undefined, the results are welcome and satisfying. It shows that if these characters can make progress in the midst of time travel paradoxes and psychic affairs, then we have no excuse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Aug 14, 2014

    A fun story with a good amount of humour. Great characters and excellent art make this one of the most enjoyable issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Aug 14, 2014

    Even with some of the dialogue concerns, this is an all around solid issue. I couldn't really put this in the cons, as most x-readers know the x-books crossover a lot, but this issue does crossover with Uncanny X-Men #24 and #25. With so many books heading the direction of dark and edgy, this series continues to bring the laughs. The art is bright and detailed, and really draws you into the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Aug 19, 2014

    Overall, if you embrace the crazy status quo of these characters, you'll enjoy the sweet moments that are throughout this issue. But if you dwell too deep into their histories, you'll realize that Bendis isn't taking any of these characters to the heights they deserve. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 16, 2014

    I love romance as much as the next guy. And Brian Michael Bendis is using it oddly in All-New X-Men. It was only a few issues ago that he seemed to be setting up a relationship between Young Cyclops and X-23. That would have actually been interesting, considering the decades of history between Cyclops and Wolverine. But then Greg Rucka launched a comic where Young Cyclops leaves the team to join his father in space. I wonder how that came about. Was this always part of the plan? Or did somebody tell Bendis he couldn't have Young Cyclops anymore? Because he's just slotted Young Angel into his place. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Touch of Grey Aug 19, 2014

    Bendis, we better get a look into what they were talking about right before suddenly pals happened, because that is a cop-out and you know it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 18, 2014

    At its heart, "All-New X-Men" #30 shows that the title is now more than ever nothing more than a second issue of "Uncanny X-Men" on any given month. It feels like storylines that solely belong to this title are being given short shrift, in favor of those with the parent title. That's probably not bad for someone who's reading all of the X-Men titles, but if you're only picking up "All-New X-Men," that's a bit of a problem. There can be a way to tie all of the books together while still making them each separate and unique (the "triangle numbering" era of the "Superman" family of books in the early '90s is a fantastic example), but so far it's not quite here. That's a shame. "All-New X-Men" has a great core concept, good artists, a fun cast -- it would be nice if it could just focus on its own storylines. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jordan Glazer Aug 19, 2014

    The issue, while a nice break, feels like nothing more than treading water. It's got three uncompelling stories, decent to unbearable dialogue and the beautiful art is ruined by a mismatched colorist. It really does feel like the worst kind of filler, the kind that doesn't really do anything that couldn't be accomplished in other issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 18, 2014

    So why isn't this an A-list book? Perhaps it's because even A-listers can fall back on some bad habits. But after seeing those bad habits repeated again and again, it's almost like this book's daring us to lash out. Read Full Review

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