All-New X-Men #38

All-New X-Men #38

Event\Storyline: Black Vortex Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Marcelo Maiolo, Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
7.1Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

• The 4th chapter of the Black Vortex!
•  With some of their members captured by the villainous Mr. Knife, the team must decipher the secrets of the Black Vortex. And quickly!
•  But with the galaxy in chaos, they don't have too many options open to them.
•  Maybe there's an old war-buddy Peter can call to help them out?
Rated T

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 25, 2015

    All-New X-Men #38 shakes the dust off of The Black Vortex and opens up a new avenue for the series with some great writing and out-of-this-world artwork. Sorrentino and Maiolo team with Bendis very well to craft an issue that is exactly what this event needed to get some spark in it. The Black Vortex has become very interesting and even if you haven't read any of it up to this point, you need to check this book out for the visuals. They'll blow your mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 27, 2015

    Black Vortex has been a surprising cross over. Brian Michael Bendis injects his style and humor into this issue and moves the plot along nicely. The pencils and colors are (lame pun) out of this world and enhance the book exponentially. This is honestly one of the better events from Marvel in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Feb 28, 2015

    So far, "Black Vortex" is a fun story that's maintained consistency despite existing as the ficklest of beasts: the inter-title crossover. With so many contributing on an episodic basis, more often than not, this format typically yields some qualitative variance. Given how distinctly endeared Bendis is to both the X-Men and the Guardians, it will be interesting to see how this exploit unfolds as other storytellers rotate through. More than how the creators handle themselves, the longer-range implications for the characters is an interesting prospect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Feb 26, 2015

    Best issue of the Black Vortex crossover so far, but the event is still lacking Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 25, 2015

    But again, at least the art impresses. This issue does stand out in the sense that previous Black Vortex chapters did a solid job of adhering to the aesthetic laid out by Ed McGuinness in the Alpha issue. Andrea Sorrentino's style is a far cry from McGuinness'. That's a flaw in the greater context of the crossover, but on its own merits this issue really shines in the visual department. Sorrentino does cosmic spectacle every bit as well as gritty superhero drama. The transformed heroes especially stand out thanks to Sorrentino's striking figure work and the general surreal tone he generates. Brian Bendis may well have found his next great collaborator in Sorrentino. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Mar 2, 2015

    "All-New X-Men" #38 does what needs doing, and that's as much as I can ask from a middle issue in an event with a massive cast. It includes enough surprises and tension to keep the reader interested, even if it can't overcome the limitations of "Black Vortex." Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 2, 2015

    All in all, the summary here is that I couldnt help but feel this issue was just killing time before we move into the middle section of the Black Vortex arc. There are still some interesting ideas going on in the arc, but this particular issue doesnt really do anything to push them forward. At least one of the new characters joining the proceedings this issue though could lead to some very interesting developments in the issues to come. Read Full Review

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