All-New X-Men #32

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

• Dimension-hopping is something of an X-Men rite of passage and it's about time the All-New X-Men took the plunge!
•  I guess you don't always have to travel Miles away to visit a new place...
•  But will the web they find themselves tangled in Ultimately bring about their end?
Rated T

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 20, 2014

    This is shaping up to be a fun cross-over - though where it goes from here, I have no idea! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gabe Bustamantez Sep 22, 2014

    It is very fitting that the second time characters from these two Marvel Universes have crossed over and shared a story together is happening in a comic all about a team of time displaced younger X-Men characters. The mini-series "Spider-Men" was the first time the two universes collide and gets referenced in this issue. Dimension hopping has always been a part of the X-Men lure, now we get to see these young X-Men deal with being in the Ultimate Universe where there are almost no X-Men left. The issue is a very quick read that serves as set up to the remaining story and the side stories. The smaller stories for each character within the larger main story really helped to make the issue feel like I was getting much more which kept my interest and will bring me back for the rest of this story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 17, 2014

    The newest chapter of All-New X-Men is another winner and Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar are building a really fun story here. These displaced heroes in the Ultimate Universe is a dynamic situation to explore and both creators are on fire in this one. X-Men fans who have been wanting the series to really take a look at the original crew are getting what they want here, with some good ol' fashioned dimension hopping fun that has been a part of the X-Men for so long. Month after month, All-New X-Men impresses and issue #32 is no different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Ty Duggan Sep 18, 2014

    Brian Michael Bendis brings the All-New X-Cast to life as they confront unfamiliar Ultimate characters. Asrar and Gracia's panels and colors are nothing short of joyful for readers and when blended with Bendis' cunning character moments, this issue is a solid must-have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Sep 19, 2014

    The main draw of "All New X-Men" #32 is the cross-universe appearance of Miles Morales, but we never forget that this is a team book. Brian Michael Bendis crafts a story that lets all the X-Men explore the far corners the Ultimate Marvel U and clearly set up a bunch of different and interesting story threads, while Mahmud Asrar fills every page of the issue with great art, and doesn't falter under the weight of the million different visual elements Bendis throws at him. "All New-X=Men" #32 is a very fun read, and sets a good pace and a wide scope for the rest of the crossover, all while avoiding the tropes of superhero team ups. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Sep 20, 2014

    I personally follow this 616 and Ultimate Universe though if I wasn't, I'm not sure how happy I'd be with this crossover. The worlds fit together so loosely that readers who don't follow both might not appreciate the crossover, especially so close after the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' event that happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 18, 2014

    This is a good start to what should be a very impressive story arc from Bendis and Asrar. The script is good and the art is on the upswing, which is never a bad thing. Who knows, maybe by the end of all this, Miles could be a member of the All-New X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Sep 18, 2014

    Bendis continues to write All-New X-Men as the funniest and most lighthearted of X-titles, with a humor that borders on campy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Sep 19, 2014

    While the issue itself is well written, it doesn't really feel like an X-Men book, instead coming across as a sort of tertiary introduction to a new continuity. However the character moments that are present in this issue work, and work well, specifically the conversation Jean Grey has with Miles Morales. While many of the other X-Men are confronted with (sort of convoluted) Ultimate versions of unrecognizable characters (this is due to the fact that the Ultimate Universe is over ten years old), Jean's conversation with Ultimate Spiderman works well, I just feel like it would have been so much better if Miles was introduced to the 616 universe, instead of the other way around. While Stuart Immonen's pencils are definitely missed, Asrar's double page spread that explains Ultimate Spiderman's origin within his universe is breathtaking. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 18, 2014

    The issue is good and all, but just like the previous issue, you can't help it but feel the story is prolonged. The issue focuses too much on Miles and Jean having a communication breakdown, instead of discovering the further fate of other X-Men members. I really can't wait to find out what's going to happen to Beast next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 18, 2014

    All-New X-Men is finally heading in the right direction, with this trip to the Ultimate Universe being just what the series needed. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 22, 2014

    Bendis establishes an enjoyable and perilous tone setting up the characters against threats that they think they know but in this case, they really don't. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Sep 22, 2014

    But what's to come could definitely turn these feelings inside-out. I'm not going to write this issue off " it's the journey in between the beginning and ending. So far, this story arc hasn't gotten off to an awesome start, lacking that punch and gumption I've come to expect from the title. There needs to be a why for this what, and I think the real value of this story will be seen from the next set of issues. Remember, it's not how you start " it's how you finish. The payoff could be the end justifying the means. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Sep 17, 2014

    Im still interested and intrigued to see where this book goes, but what we have here seems to be an unfortunate hiccup. It reads like an establishing issue for the Ultimates universe, and not just the characters in it, but that universe is similar enough to the main 616 one that it feel like its going through the motions and killing time. There are some interesting developments (I cant wait to see what Beast gets into), but overall the issue feels needlessly prolonged. At the very least, it is still a blast to read and look at and fans of the series will find much to enjoy, but were going to have to wait until next issue before things really take off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Sep 18, 2014

    It’s a little slow paced and incredibly drawn out and the story doesn’t move forward at all but at least it’s pretty to look at. I’ll never have anything to say about Asrar’s talents and definitely nothing negative about Gracia’s colours either. The art is gorgeous as usual, up to the normal X-Men standards at this point, and it’s always interesting to see other artists take a jab at bringing Miles to life. There’s also a nice spread when we flashback through Miles’ memories that will ring familiar with readers that have been with All New X-Men since the beginning (hello new computer wallpaper). As mentioned earlier though, the only reason I love this spread so much is because I love Miles Morales’ character. Many readers may no next to nothing about him, so there’s no motivation to keep reading. Well here’s hoping that this quiet low only means the next issue is going to be that much more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 1, 2014

    The Jean Grey/Miles Morales team-up sells the issue (while also providing a pretty cool splash panel of Miles' time as Spidey), but the other storylines don't put the original X-Men in situations which they couldn't have found on their own Earth (in either timeline, really). As someone who has largely ignored the Ultimate Universe since its creation the comic is is only mildly interesting to me but longtime fans may get more out of it. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 22, 2014

    The issue provides Asrar with a chance to stretch a little bit and gives Bendis more than enough time to establish directions for his characters, but this issue feels light on action. X-23 is involved in the most active part of "All-New X-Men" #32, while the other characters have nice movements in their personal narratives. While I can appreciate what Bendis is attempting to accomplish, Miles Morales steals the spotlight and the All-New X-Men feel like supporting characters in their own book. Hopefully next issue balances out a bit now that the base introductions are complete. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Sep 20, 2014

    This issue is a big, giant YAWN! What an original idea to make our team who was time-displaced,and make themdimension-displaced. Let's just retitle this series All-New Exiles and be done with it.For 30 issues this wasone of the strongest X-titles Marvel has been releasing. I hope this story arch is just a hiccup for Bendis, because I know he is capable of so much more. If this is the new direction for the team I'm not certain this book will survive. If you are a hardcore X-fan then you might find this book a bit of a let down. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 18, 2014

    The characterization of these young heroes is excellent still and it's enjoyable to watch them interact under Bendis' words and Asrar's images. However, the clunky introduction of a new character and fractured stories detract from that experience. All-New X-Men #32 is an uneven collection of beginnings ranging from the exciting to the confusing. Read Full Review

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