All-New X-Men #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Mystique targets our young time-travelers, starting with Cyclops.

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 9, 2013

    I really liked the conversation between Cyclops and Mystique, and I hope she wasn't lying through her teeth the entire time. Bendis has a strong grasp on her character, and using Mystique to stir up some trouble with the young X-Men is a great idea. The X-Men don't have a lot of their classic villains left, so Mystique definitely works. And Bendis continues to make Cyclops one of the true stars of this series. I can't wait to see what he does with regular Cyclops in the relaunched Uncanny X-Men. But then I also can't wait to see what he does with young Cyclops in this series. Bendis has definitely got something great going on here, and I'm glad I gave it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Feb 7, 2013

    As for this issue, I honestly can't find anything to complain about. It's excellent in every way, from Bendis' smart dialogue and the way the characters behave to the art of Marquez evoking just the right sense of nostalgia. This kind of stuff is why I read comics. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Feb 9, 2013

    It's another issue laying groundwork for where the series will be going. As a long time fan of the X-Men in my mind though it's a great way to both look to the past and leap forward to where they are going to take this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 6, 2013

    ALL NEW X-MEN is one of my favorite on-going series here, and I'm not even a big X-Men fan. This issue was especially fantastic as young Scott has a talk with Mystique about his future. I loved the dialogue between the two. The art is always top notch when it comes to Marquez and Marte as well. This is a series you're going to want to read and not just because of the gimmicky story. It's just that darn good.Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Feb 6, 2013

    If anyone is not reading All-New X-Men right now, they should be. This had been a controversial premise before the release of the first issue, but since issue one, it's been nothing short of incredible. With near flawless writing and artwork, an engrossing story and more time-travel paradoxes than can be handled by most minds, there is no limit to where this series could go, especially if the current creative team keeps themselves on this path. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 8, 2013

    So far every issue has had a different feel to it, this one wasn't nearly as emotional as the last but still managed to make you feel bad for these young mutants torn from there lives and brought to a world that may hate them more than it ever did before. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 10, 2013

    All-New X-Men #7 is another fantastic chapter in this fantastic series. Brian Bendis is bringing his unique brand of interpersonal relationships to the X-Men franchise, and it feels like such a natural fit that it's a wonder Marvel didn't do this sooner. In many ways, this sentiment is how I feel about 'Marvel NOW!' as a whole -- most of the creative team/title pairings now feel far more organic than in the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Feb 6, 2013

    All-New X-Men #7 proves that sometimes, the quiet comic moments can be the best ones. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Feb 9, 2013

    All new X-Men continues to be one of the best comics Marvel has to offer right now; and I look forward to continuing the story even further. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 6, 2013

    The real triumph of All-New X-Men is that there's no splashy concept, no earth-shaking threat that needs to justify this book. It just is what it is, and what it is, is fantastic. From the writing to the art to the character arcs each X-Man seems to face, this book is quickly overtaking even Wolverine and the X-Men as the most likeable mutant book on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 5, 2013

    Although not quite as good as the last issue, this is still a very good issue, and is very interesting. I would highly recommend both this issue, and the series, and hope that it keeps this high level of quality, as it is one of the best Marvel series out the now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Feb 7, 2013

    All-New X-Men is my first real foray into modern X-Men comics and this book has blown me away. I was very hesitant when I first heard about it, but every issue of this series has been solid and it shows no signs of wear and tear. There are few better than Brian Michael Bendis when he is on a hot-streak and he is on one right now, and I'd suggest getting while the getting's good. It doesn't hurt that this series is on very comfortable footing on the art side as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 20, 2013

    While the story wasn't as good as it could have been, it was a great attempt and will surely lead us on to more issues in a bigger and better collected story. Again, the art is what carried it, but don't lose hope. There will be more excellent writing around the corner. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Feb 6, 2013

    Then again, I seriously doubt young Cyclops would be so trusting of a woman who has a belt of tiny human skulls around her waist along with an even tinier human skull on her forehead. She needed a redesign. But other than that, the narrative goes off without a hitch. Cyclops and Mystique get into some serious stuff, yet Kitty Pryde bossing around young Iceman keeps things light and humorous. It's good to see Bendis on a hot streak again. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Feb 11, 2013

    This is a pretty short review for this issue, but if you are reading it then you guys will be picking this one up anyway. It is not very new reader friendly as it seems to rely a bit on the reader knowing what exactly has gone on. Trust me though, pick up some of the back issues and you will not be disappointed in the slightest. If you want some fantastic story by Bendis, as well as some equally awesome art by David Marquez, then get involved in this series ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Feb 7, 2013

    This title just keeps on being great, I just hope the other new female led X-Men title that's on the horizon pacts the same sort of punch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 11, 2013

    All New X-Men #7 didn't quite balance its fluff and substance, but it still made for an enjoyable read. Once the title gains its true direction, then the 9 and 10 review will follow very quickly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Feb 6, 2013

    It’s a Scott-centric issue, so it was emotional for me (I admit, I teared up a smidgen at the end there), but it could also be slow for everyone else. At least we know Mystique is up to something. That’s it. That’s the whole point of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Feb 6, 2013

    Due to the double shipping David Marquez is on art, and honestly it's as good as, if not better than what Stuart Immonen has done in the previous issues. Not to knock the guy or anything, but it's hard not to compare their work when they're drawing the same characters only a month apart. Thanks, double shipping! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Feb 8, 2013

    The art on the book is much lighter than Stuart Immonen's, the artist of the first arc. Sometimes, the characters look a bit too cartoony, but Marquez's layouts complement Bendis' pace, the art propels the story forward and even though the majority of the issue is a conversation, Marquez keep the visuals interesting and dynamic. This book successfully keeps the readers guessing, and with Mystique added to the mix, it suddenly feels like anything can happen. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Feb 6, 2013

    All in all, it was a good issue. Not a stand-out one, but decent enough. I hope the Mystique angle ends up going somewhere, but since the next issue will feature The Avengers, I doubt it will be in this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Feb 8, 2013

    All in all this was a good issue, not much happened but Mystique being back and playing mind games is always a plus in my book. Plus, Misfits.... so yeah. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 7, 2013

    All-New X-Men #7 is the best issues of Brian Bendis run thus far. By introducing Mystique and having her get directly involved with the original X-Men coming to the present added an extra layer of suspense to what will happen next in this series. There is still a missing element to the story to move it to that next level but that does not take away from the success of this issue. With Bendis lighting the bomb right at the house of the X-Men I cant wait to see what happens when it is set off. If youre an X-Men fan than I highly encourage giving Bendis All-New X-Men a try, if you havent already started reading it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 11, 2013

    All in all, Bendis' "All-New X-Men" has been a pleasant surprise. This issue is perhaps the weakest of the bunch thus far, but it's still a solid comic book, and the potential, as Bendis keeps showing readers, remains marvelous. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 9, 2013

    So, we run up against the underlying problem of All-New X-Men: When they run out of people to be shocked that they've come forward in time, then what? The characters aren't on a quest to get back home, and this issue shows their first attempts to bring themselves in line with current X-Men combat training programs, which implies some sort of long-term agenda, but I can't for the life of me tell you what it is. I like some of the concepts here, and the idea of being ostracized for something you haven't done yet is pretty compelling, but we're seven issues in and I just kind of want someone to DO something already. All-New X-Men #7 continues with a compelling premise, but moves awfully slowly and has some troublesome plot moments that cloud the story's success, earning 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. It's not a bad book, but it seems like once we get past "kids from the past in the future," there's no clear direction or goal for these characters... Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Feb 12, 2013

    Pick this book up mainly for the art. If you're not THAT sold on the art, though, wait for the trade. Or, I dunno, ask your friends to give you a detailed summary of what happened, or something like that. Read Full Review

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