All-New X-Men #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

David Marquez (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) takes the artistic reins for 3 issues!Brian Bendis further defines the future of the X-Men!

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 19, 2013

    First, let me say that the art of David Marquez is phenomenal. My God. And I thought Stuart Immonen was good. But Marquez is such a good artist that they should name a Ninja Turtle after him. I've been admiring his work on Ultimate Spider-Man, but now I realize he was only really allowed to draw Spider-Man and a few civilians. Now Marquez gets to draw all of the colorful and unique X-Men, and they all look fantastic! If Marquez and Immonen are going to switch on and off on his book, All-New X-Men is going to be the best drawn comic on the stands. And Bendis' story holds up just as well. You really feel for these different characters and what they're going through, especially Angel and Cyclops. It's great to see that Bendis isn't going to just write off the young Warren Worthington as being unimportant. I hope Bendis has a lot of ideas for him. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 16, 2013

    David Marquez jumps on the series for the next three issues and it's a welcomed sight to see his art here. Along with Marte Gracia's colors, we get great visuals with the suspense of the story. Even though the series is still setting things up for the young mutants, this is what I want to see. The interaction with others and seeing their reactions is what is selling me on this. We don't have any of the present day Cyclops story but that is totally fine with me. This is a series I'm glad comes out twice a month. Having to wait a full month until the next issue would be too much. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jan 16, 2013

    For the most part, I've been enjoying this series immensely and this issue is no exception. It's actually the best to date and I really can't find anything wrong with it, try as I might. Therefore, I must give it a perfect 10/10. A great comic is a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Alexander Jones Jan 16, 2013

    Then to top off this spectacular issue the audience is treated to the return of Mystique and the Raven in possible a more intimate manner. This story angle is touched on in the cover to next months issue of the title. With Marquez staying on art and Bendis staying on scripting duties for this marvelous comic readers have nothing to worry about anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 1, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue and the joint best in the series so far, and I hope the series continues to be this good. I would highly recommend this issue, as well as the entire series so far, as it's been very exciting, entertaining, and fun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Jan 17, 2013

    The starts must have aligned when the plot for this book was being talked over. Each issue gets better and better, as more and more elements are introduced to the 1st class as they struggle to make sense in a world that fell so short of their original dream. Alot of familiar themes are present; while also adding new things to the table. The journey for these kids feels surreal as everything they believed in continues to be challenged as they see things don't work out how they planned, some more than others. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Jan 17, 2013

    Pick up this issue! This is a very character driven story. You get to go into these characters heads. It is a slower issue after all the action that happened in the last issue, which I think was much needed. Sometimes you just need a breather issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Jan 19, 2013

    And, six issues in, that's still my overall feeing on this book. It may continue to suffer a little from feeling a bit like a What If? Story (and it may carry on doing so until its cast starts interacting with the wider Marvel universe) but I'll be damned if it isn't some seriously enjoyable comics. Bendis is still putting in a whole heap of heart and energy into the scripts, and his artists continue to match his enthusiasm on each and every panel. It has its knockers, sure, but for me this is still earning its place at the top of my Read Pile with each and every issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Jan 17, 2013

    So, issue six keeps up the quality the title has been enjoying. It may have slowed down in pace, but the issue is filled with a wealth of character work by both Bendis and Marquez. It is an issue dealing with the melodrama the X-Men are known for, but it is handled in such a way that it never feels overplayed. This script is easily one of Bendis' best so far and this is due to the love he clearly has for these characters. The directions the characters have been put in are engaging and have a lot of potential. The cliff-hanger adds a classic enemy into the mix, which looks set to be another great idea from Bendis. This title is not only a great read, but it is also a celebration of the X-Men and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 16, 2013

    Even the temporary (I hope) loss of Immonen can't prevent this new series from firing on all cylinders. Bendis is weaving a very engaging tale that celebrates the long history of the X-Men while also managing to appeal to people who have no prior attachment to the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 20, 2013

    This series may be taking its sweet time, but so far, it's been a fun ride. Works for me! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jan 16, 2013

    This was another great issue. It's not as action-packed as previous issues, focuses on the relationships between characters they're emotionally dealing with the situation they've all found themselves in. As an interlude, this issue was almost perfect. Itdealt with the majority of the original X-Men dealing with the modern world while seamlessly setting up the next arc. My only concern is that the "past preventing future" theme might get stale down the road, but as the next issue looks like it'll have more action in it, I don't think that'll be the case. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 16, 2013

    All-New X-Men is becoming one of my favourite Marvel titles. It provides something that I consider crucial in a Big 2 comic, character development and legitimate emotional weight and impact. Bendis is at the top of his game right now, and the way he is growing and changing these characters right before our eyes is very similar to watch. It's not going to be easy to guess what is going to happen next and that's one of the most exciting things to think about. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Jan 16, 2013

    If you give this series a chance, and overlook the rather silly premise, I'm pretty sure Bendis is doing something special with the characters. It's clear from this issue anyway and sure to get stronger as the series carries on. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 20, 2013

    This issue gets a 4/5 just because I don't believe it will be as well remembered as the last issue. I can only hope the next issue will be this good or better. It's still a good series, but what carries this issue is really the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 16, 2013

    The young X-Men are still confused by their new world, and with shapeshifter Mystique set to join the story in the next issue, matters are about to get a lot more complicated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 18, 2013

    This book just keeps getting better and better. The interactions of our normal characters with these younger version of their friends is interesting. And Angel finally seeing how he was nice, though I'm sure he'll soon see that he's a very different person. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 17, 2013

    New artist David Marquez scores a knockout with his characters, particularly with Jean and Scott actually looking young (and extra points for the subtle differences between young and old Angel). Definitely the best issue yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 18, 2013

    At the moment, every issue of "All-New X-Men" raises as many questions as it answers, and in a way, that's the key to its success. It's rare a comic can leave today's over-informed readers so flummoxed, but this one manages to do so. The possibilities seem endless, because the story treads on genuinely new ground. It's not quite "Ultimate Spider-Man" brilliant, but it's easily one of the better comics Bendis has written in some time -- and for a writer as prolific as he is, that's worth noting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 19, 2013

    The biggest problem with this story for me is the coyness about the timelines, with meta-jokes being played out about how long ago 1963 was when the characters can't really have been much further back than the Clinton administration, given their ages. (That's presuming that Cyclops was 15 or 16 at the founding of the X-Men and is over 30 now. If he's supposed to be in his late twenties, we're looking at more turn-of-the-century origins for the All-Old X-Men.) The problem certainly isn't insurmountable, and there's a lot of charm here to cover up any gaps in the timeline, as well as some very smooth art. Kitty and Wolverine playing mentor to the characters who were their senior back in the Claremont/Byrne days works quite well, and all in all, I stayed engaged throughout the book. All-New X-Men #6 is a head-scratcher in some ways, but it's an interesting take on the characters (even if I wonder when they'll press the reset button) earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Jan 21, 2013

    It's a relatively quiet issue, setting up the next storyline with the introduction of Mystique into the mix. Can't wait to see how that plays out. All-New X-Men remains consistent in quality, and the change in artists doesn't affect the book negatively in any way. I'm looking forward to reading the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Jan 18, 2013

    Overall this was a great issue and I really liked the fact the pace was picked up a bit more over previous issues, the introduction finally of a villain should really help to get the ball rolling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jan 22, 2013

    All in all, this was a decent issue of a great series, and adding Mystique can only make things better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jan 16, 2013

    The writing and actual story may have been a bit disappointing but the art still made it interesting to get through, and I very much look forward to seeing what else Marquez gives us. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 18, 2013

    In the end, All-New X-Men #6 provides strong characterization but the recap nature of the story keeps this issue from being more than average. The focus on past Jean and Scott provides a good look at the current status quo of the X-Men. The added introduction of Mystique at the end also gives this story a much needed third party that makes things much more interesting. Now we know we will not have to go down an X-Men vs. X-Men road which this story was dangerously on. Hopefully, the next issue will see the story move forward for the X-Men. Read Full Review

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