Amazing X-Men #4

Amazing X-Men #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• Wolverine and Northstar are defeated and stranded in... Purgatory?
•  Nightcrawler tries to rally the X-Men to help them and save the after-life from Azazel, but they are outgunned by the demon lord and his hordes!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Feb 23, 2014

    Very little action but it was full of story. Answers to questions we all had is what lifts this issue up from it's lack of action. Aaron shows he has many sides to his writing style and it was a delightful change of pace. McGuinness' and Garcia' art in the series is fantastic.The art just jumps off the pages and needs to been seen if you haven't yet. There are a few X-books out but this month Amazing X-men #4 is truly the amazing one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 19, 2014

    Who would have thought that mutants in Heaven could wind up being one of the more heartfelt stories in recent X-Men lore? Yet Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness take a nutty concept and score a home run, all by distilling Nightcrawler to his core - and extremely varied - essence. In so doing, Aaron has performed a little bit of continuity magic, blowing up all those small character details of the Claremont (and even Chuck Austen) years, all while refitting them back into something that's surprisingly, cohesively relatable. Mutant politics are well and good, but the strength of the X-Men franchise has been showing that no matter what your mutation, you're still human underneath - and it's that return to form that makes Nightcrawler and the Amazing X-Men live up to their names. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Feb 21, 2014

    It's easy to roll your eyes at something titled 'Amazing' and okay corny line at the end of the issue alert. But it's also hard not to be amazed at something that honestly captures the essence of X-Men so strikingly well. This so far has been the X-Men title I've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Feb 21, 2014

    So one has to ask, are we seeing the return of Nightcrawler? Or is this just the final farewell to the character who could long have been described as the optimistic heart of the X-Men? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 21, 2014

    This book is easily my favorite of the X-Men franchise right now. It's 90% characters I love, and it's bringing back one of the best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 19, 2014

    Aaron & McGuinness are four issues into Amazing and this swashbuckling adventure for the fate of Heaven & Hell is only getting stronger. This is the best X-Men book on the market today and it shows just how locked in Jason Aaron is to what makes the X-Men tick. This is the must read title coming out of the X-Office and Nightcrawler fans, if you still haven't picked up this series act quickly. This is one of the most entertaining superhero comics on the market. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Feb 22, 2014

    I am 12 years old again. Aaron and McGuinness have transported me back to the age where my eyes are filled with problems only mutants have, and my heart soars at the thought of how they overcome any obstacle, especially death. Amazing X-men's inaugural arc has been, pun intended fully, one hell of a ride. Now that everyone is back together, my inner 12 year old is pumping his fists in the air, totally on board for the final installment where my favorite heroes get to beat the baddie and save the day. I had almost forgotten what it felt like, and now that Amazing X-men is in the world, I never will. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 19, 2014

    At this point, the weakest element of this story is its villain. Aaron has improved Azazel as a character, but not necessarily elevated him to the point where he makes for a particularly memorable or imposing threat. And the fact that he doesn't even appear in this issue doesn't help. Hopefully issue #5 can turn things around in that regard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 25, 2014

    Along with the various reunions writer Jason Aaron reveals the origin of the Bamfs and lays the groundwork for the possible cost of Nightcrawler's current heroism which may have serious repercussions for the still-dead hero and his teammates very soon. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 22, 2014

    Amazing X-Men is a comic that is bringing together a lot of A-list named X-Men to rescue Nightcrawler from the afterlife. It turns out, in this issue, that he is rescuing them. It's a fun ride and is definitely a book to check out. You will find some sweet moments, some fun moments, plenty of action and a lot of big time visuals. Give the book a shot if you are looking to kick back and just be entertained for a change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 21, 2014

    Jason Aaron basically takes a month off from the Azazel plot to assemble his forces and do some spectacular character work. That doesn't make for a very even issue, but, especially combined with McGuinness' artwork, it's the best there is at what it does and what it does is go straight for the feels. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 24, 2014

    "Amazing X-Men" #4 is going to please a lot of McGuinness fans, and with good reason. It's a beautiful comic, and the sequences with Nightcrawler himself are written well and give a fun little bonus in character backstory for him and Beast. But overall, this is a book that depends on the art, because the story just hasn't been cutting it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Feb 19, 2014

    Amazing X-Men#4 finally picks up the pace of the story. One might wonder if the Quest for Nightcrawler storyline needed to be 5 issues, especially when the previous couple felt like they were there to drag out the story, but with this issue the team is back together and the stage has finally been set for a final battle with Azazel. Read Full Review

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