Amazing X-Men #6

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Cameron Stewart Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
7.3Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

• Nightcrawler is back at the Jean Grey School!
•  But when Mystique comes calling, he may be returning to the afterlife very soon.

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Apr 18, 2014

    Overall, you couldn't have hoped for a better issue from Jason Aaron's farewell. Instead of wallowing in having to leave, Aaron creates a point which closes out the story he's been telling for years now and leaves the characters in positions to go on to newer stories from different writers. Having Wolverine and Nightcrawler walk off into the sunset is exactly the closing page this saga needed and both Aaron and Stewart hit the emotionality of it exactly right. This is, from first page to last, the kind of pure fun issue that “Amazing X-Men” has promised and Aaron and Stewart have left the title in a position to be one of the best X-Books out there as long as the next creative team can capitalise on that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Apr 19, 2014

    That's right, Nightcrawler gets knocked out and when he comes to the mutants are still partying and he gives in to the celebration. We see the book coming to a close on Aaron's run on it with both Logan and Kurt stumbling out of the bar to go home, far too drunk for their own good. While there are plenty of open story lines here I'm wondering which ones will be picked up and what the tone of the comic will be moving forward with Yost on as the lead writer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Liam Kelleher Apr 20, 2014

    This is a great little done in one X-men story that explores the theme of family; the one you choose v.s the one you're born into. At it's best the X-men were always a family of misfits and this issue goes a long way to remind readers why. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Apr 17, 2014

    A near-perfect way for Aaron to leave the X-Franchise, a great issue that concludes some storylines while setting up others. I'm sad to see him go but this was a fantastic exit for him, and I'm excited for what's to come for this book. Especially the next issue with Kathryn Immonen reuniting Spider-Man with his Amazing Friends – looks to be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Apr 21, 2014

    From what I can tell, Amazing X-Men , after bringing Nightcrawler back to life, isn't done with him and his family. Using an issue to celebrate his return pays homage to character who hasn't been there from the start, but close enough. I hope now we can look to the future and see how far Mystique and Azazel can get before the X-Men can put a stop to their plans. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 16, 2014

    Amazing X-Men #6 serves as a generally effective way of welcoming Nightcrawler back into the fold and celebrating his many relationships. It's not a wholly satisfying as a cap to Aaron's X-Men saga, but it's not exactly fair to judge it as such. And that last page is pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 24, 2014

    Despite Mystique's plans to kill Kurt's father the pair form an uneasy truce which can't spell good things for any of the X-Men going forward. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 16, 2014

    It's a shame that Aaron is gone so soon on this title. With Nightcrawler back and Firestar on the team, whatever plans he had for them -- and other characters -- will eventually only appear in interviews, if even that. This is a slightly lackluster way to wrap things up for Aaron. When Craig Kyle and Chris Yost take over with "Amazing X-Men" #8, here's hoping they'll handle some of the elements that were left behind. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 21, 2014

    The tough thing about Amazing X-Men #6 is that it's not a bad book, nor are the creators bad at all. The tough thing about Amazing X-Men is knowing that this team is capable of so much more. Given his schedule, with Original Sin down the pipeline and Thor: God of Thunder gaining a ton of traction, it's perhaps not surprising that something would have to give - and it's not like the previous five issues of Amazing X-Men haven't been, well, outstanding. But as far as last hurrahs go, this is one party where Jason Aaron might have stayed just a little bit too long. Read Full Review

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