All-New X-Men #8

All-New X-Men #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Guest-starring the Avengers!How will the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes react to the time-swept X-Men?

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 2, 2013

    All-New X-Men keeps it interesting, and that's a hard thing to do. In issue #8, readers get to see a little bit of the past. We all know how it ends, so to speak, but that doesn't mean we know where it's going. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Mar 6, 2013

    So, All New X-Men #8 is a feast for the eyes. David Marquez makes his mark on the title with the best looking issue so far. Between him and Bendis they have addressed Angel in an engaging way. Plot elements move forward and the book continues to deliver nice surprises. Fusing melodrama, action and intrigue, Bendis and Marquez deliver another excellent instalment of this must read X-title. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Mar 9, 2013

    The novelty of the past X-Men coming to the future may have ended but the story has just grown even better each issue and this one is no change. The X-Men haven't had so much writing talent putting together such beautiful stories in quite awhile. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Mar 10, 2013

    All New X-Men is quite a difficult book to review as the fact that it never seems to put a foot wrong makes finding new ways to rave about its quality increasingly hard to find. Still, that's purely a problem for critics " as a reader it makes this book one of the soundest $3.99 investments on the stands. Continuing with the excellent character work and exemplary visuals as well as once again moving the story forward to exciting new places, All New X-Men #8 is another winning chapter in one of Marvel NOWs greatest titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Mar 11, 2013

    With some great character development and some heavy hitting cameos, this issue of All-New X-Men is nearly as impressive as the others. While there aren't as many stand out pages as there have been in the past, this series continues to impress with every installment, and the next two weeks are going to be a bit slower, due to not having another to read until then. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Mar 7, 2013

    This title is easily one of the best of the Marvel NOW! initiative, if not THE best. While Uncanny Avengers is widely considered to be the flagship Marvel NOW! title, one could argue the case for this book. Not since Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men has an X-book been this good. Excellent writing, gorgeous art, and a kickass premise. What more could anyone want from a comic? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 7, 2013

    What a great book. Brian Michael Bendis adds so much humor and quirkiness to the X-Men here, and it only gets better with David Marquez on art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 8, 2013

    All-New X-Men is probably the best X-Book on the shelves right now so if you've been skipping it your doing yourself a disservice. Issue 8 is a fine place to pick up if you at least already know the gist of what's happening so get to it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 6, 2013

    This is hands down one of the best books in the Marvel universe. It is holding its own as the flagship X-book and at this moment I'm not sure the X-Men have been stronger at any point in the past decade. Top flight writing, top flight art, top flight book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Mar 6, 2013

    All-New X-Men is a title that has many plot threads and a ton of potential and Bendis is proving up to the task. His excitement about these characters is palpable when you read the book, and despite the burden it is on my wallet, I must say that I don't find myself complaining about the accelerated released schedule of this series. Every time a new issue is released I devour it and want more, and All-New X-Men #8 is no exception. Another fantastic entry into one of Marvel‘s best series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Mar 6, 2013

    It’s not all just emotional games though, that’s no fun. There is a fantastic moment in which both Kitty and Bobby imitate a conversation between Captain America and Beast. This makes the issue worth the pick up alone, I swear. But there is a lot of other really great stuff put into this issue and it couldn’t have had better timing on its release. For someone who normally gets pretty hung up on the X-Men, it’s nice to have those emotions evoked again. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Mar 9, 2013

    Overall, this may be one of the best written comic on the stands at the moment. Bendis has a great feel for every single character that he writes. No wonder he has quite a few X books on the go at the moment. This is a massive time for the X-Men, and it is great to see that they have the right man behind them in moving forward. If you are a fan of these characters then I strongly recommend you guys get involved with this series. Yes at times there may not be much action involved; but all that is forgotten due to the fantastic character moments throughout each and every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 6, 2013

    Since this is a character driven book, it greatly helps that one of best character artists in the biz is drawing it. David Marquez draws people talking better than almost anybody. There's so much expression and emotion in every panel it brings a tear to my eye (figuratively). It's truly superb. I'd love to see him draw an Adventures of Young Iceman and Kitty Pride book (literally), because that scene absolutely steals the show. That said, his work isn't without a few missteps. Some of the action is a little confusing and we lose the background a bit too often. Still, you'd be hard pressed to find a better looking book than All-New X-Men #8 this week. It's slick, no doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Mar 6, 2013

    Young and old, the All-New X-Men are a crew you've got to love reading, and a crew you'd love to hang out with. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 10, 2013

    But this continues to be a very entertaining story, which is more than I've been anle to say about an X-Men comic for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Mar 6, 2013

    Love or hate the concept behind this series you have to admit it's doing something with the X-Men that allows for new types of stories. If the twist at the end doesn't make you wish the next issue was here already"well his just isn't the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 9, 2013

    Has Jean Grey ever been so chilling? I definitely did not see that coming! And it just gets me more excited for this series! Bendis has clearly put a lot of thought into all of the young X-Men and what roles they would play. I was worried that Angel would get the short straw and not have much to do, but Bendis is using him to great effect as the lone dissenter of the group. And I never would have seen this coming for Jean Grey! I thought Bendis' idea to give her telepathy was just a story element he wanted to use, but it looks like he has major plans for how the early onset of telepathy is actually reshaping Jean as a character. That is fascinating stuff. The fight scene against HYDRA was fine (and very, very well drawn), and the scene with the Avengers was too short, but Bendis absolutely nailed all of the emotions and personalities of the young X-Men (as well as a few of the older X-Men. The Kitty/Iceman scene was fun). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Mar 6, 2013

    The pace of the series seems to have slowed down a bit though. After teasing us with that brief scuffle between Past and Present Cyclops, Bendis might be going in a different direction altogether as it looks like we'll be seeing more of what Mystique has planned sooner rather than later. Hopefully it's that Ocean's Eleven heist thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, and although it's not the best in the series so far, it is not far behind. The series as a whole has been amazing, and I can't get enough of it. I'd recommend both this issue, and the series, and am looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 6, 2013

    All New X-Men is still one of the best NOW titles and it is easy to see why, Bendis is really telling this story of time-placed kids well and it is going to be a treat to see how the story continues from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 6, 2013

    ALL-NEW X-MEN continues to be one of my favorite Marvel NOW! titles. Even when an issue feels like there isn't an incredible amount that happens, you'll find yourself hanging onto every panel and piece of dialogue. I hate to think that at some point, this series has to come to an end. We can't have the young X-Men around forever. That's part of what makes everything so volatile. There's simply no telling what might happen next. Bendis keeps delivering issue after issue and David Marquez does a great job depicting all the characters, young and old. This is indeed a series I'm extremely thankful for the twice-a-month schedule. I can't get enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Mar 6, 2013

    The art was a bit off for me in this issue. Usually the art is top notch in this book but it took a noticeable step back in this issue. I really noticed on the last panel when Jean Grey looked physically distorted. Not sure why the art took such a step back but hopefully it gets back to par in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 11, 2013

    Kitty Pryde and Iceman have a hilarious mock conversation in the shadows of some serious banter between chat Beast and Captain America. What makes this series tick is its ability to make every single element matter while being highly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 7, 2013

    The notion of dipping into the past and bringing the original X-Men into their future sounded like a novelty comic book to me. I didn't expect the story to last very long or to be terribly interesting. I expected a scene or two that was exceptionally poignant or maybe a memorable line or two. More often than not, however, the balance of great art and energizing story present in "All-New X-Men" #8 has been the norm for this series. Bendis' work is more effective in larger chunks, but there's enough going on in every issue of this series to provide a solid dose of entertainment in every issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Mar 8, 2013

    All New X-Men #8 keeps the mutant revolution saga rolling from behind the scenes, and it's fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 8, 2013

    All-New X-Men #8 was able to dedicate time in developing Angel into something more than a joke character. Small character beats such as the Young Cyclops standing up to Captain America and the mock banter of Kitty Pride and Iceman gave this issue some additional weight. Unfortunately the snail-like pace of that Bendis is taking the story is finally getting in the way of the story progressing naturally. It does not help matters that the Avengers are treated as nothing more than set pieces to stand in the background and say nothing. Hopefully what Jean Grey did at the end of the issue is a clue that the story will start seeing some forward progression. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Mar 10, 2013

    All in all this issue seemed like a miss and a placeholder until the Mystique issue that's coming next, which was weird since she put her plan in action in the last issue. Anyway, here's hoping the next issue is better. Read Full Review

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