Amazing X-Men #8

Amazing X-Men #8

Writer: Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
6.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• Wolverine takes a trip back to Canada...
•  But when he discovers that an old friend is missing, his visit soon transforms into a hairy situation.
•  New writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost!

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jun 4, 2014

    Amazing X-Men continues to astound with the new writing team of Yost and Kyle producing an exciting and intriguing opening to their first arc. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Jun 7, 2014

    This is a really interesting first issue to a story arc for me. For those readers old enough to remember, there was a trilogy of day-after-tomorrow arcs that went by the names of Earth X, Universe X, and Paradise X. In the second installment, Multiple Man turns into the Wendigo and begins ravaging the African plains. The site of the raging pack of Wendigo really makes me hope that this is the case, seeing as other elements of those books have come to fruition recently, namely the Inhuman's releasing the Terrigen Mists. Clearly the population ate the human meat from the opening scene, but I'm curious to see why they went through such a complete and terrifying change. I am so psyched for the rest of World War Wendigo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 8, 2014

    So while Jason Aaron's time as an X-Scribe appears to be truly over, Amazing X-Men appears to be in solid, if somewhat nostalgia based, hands going forward with Kyle and Yost at the helm. At least we're sure to get some fun retreads of old stories and plots with an updated look and feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 9, 2014

    Kyle, Yost, McGuinness, Farmer, Rosenberg, Caramagna and company deepened my concern as they deliver a complete installment in the adventures of the X-Men, including a nail-biting cliffhanger. While the arc is mostly build-up at the moment, the Wendigos are on the board and the X-Men are rushing to face them. I'm not sure everyone made it out of this issue alive, but Kyle and Yost have succeeded in making me curious to see if the Alpha Flight cameos pay off. After two meandering issues following Jason Aaron's departure, I was concerned about this series losing its way, but it has more energy and enthusiasm than I recall any X-title supplying in a long time. "Amazing X-Men" #8 has hooked me back into the series with potential and power. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Jun 5, 2014

    Despite a few hiccups along the way, Kyle, Yost, and McGuinness keep the streak alive asAmazing X-Men is upeight issues without a dud. With Carlo Barberi taking over penciling duties next issue, it is a shame that McGuinness doesn't go out with his best work, but as mentioned several times already it was far from bad. Ultimately,Amazing X-Men #8serves as both an introduction to Kyle & Yost's take on these characters and to establish the threat of World War Wendigo. The results are an issue that is primarily setup, but it provides enough highlights to make readers excited for what's next. The pieces are now on the board, and I expect even bigger and better going forward with the X-Men and Alpha Flight finding themselves shoulders deep in Wendigo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 9, 2014

    This story looks as though it could be one of those classic X-Men tales though with X-Men and Alpha Flight teaming up, Colossus getting back into this team's rotation, and a classic marvel villain. There's a lot to like here as Kyle, Yost and McGuiness look to put the emphasis on action and fun with this Amazing X-Men arc, and fortunately we're just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jun 4, 2014

    Amazing X-Men has a real opportunity to offer a glimpse at the numerous popular X-characters that don't quite fit with the franchise's main storyline right now. Unfortunately, this issue breezes straight past moments that should have been worth the price of admission alone - like Kurt and Piotr's reunion - in favor of more screentime for the only X-Man that matters, Wolverine. Compounded with art that would be sub-par from anyone, let alone a powerhouse like Ed McGuinness, and a script that jumps too many times without sticking a landing, and Amazing X-Men #8 totals out to a disappointing issue from a title and creators that have traditionally been much more successful. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 5, 2014

    "World War Wendigo" might be an eye-catching title but this issue isn't worth the cover price. Hopefully, Kyle and Yost will do better than to use ol' Canucklehead as a storytelling crutch. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jun 6, 2014

    I really felt let down by this narrative. It was so simple to follow, there were no complications, and it was just a really straightforward, uneventful introduction to a story which from the solicits made it sound like pure fun and excitement. Which in the end it had none of that. Read Full Review

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