Astonishing X-Men #11

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 19
6.9Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

In the penultimate issue of this high-stakes X-Men story, PROTEUS and CHARLES XAVIER face off in a psychic battle for the ages with nothing less than the fate of all free-thinking people at stake. With PSYLOCKE, GAMBIT, ROGUE, OLD MAN LOGAN and BISHOP by his side, will this team of heavy hitters be able to take Proteus down once and for all?
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza May 7, 2018

    This has been such a solid comic with a great storyline! I'm not looking forward to it ending. There's definitely a cliffhanger at the end of each issue, but not an annoying one either. I hope to see this team soon. Again, it's not officially over, it's just how I feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Andrew Taylor May 8, 2018

    It seems we finally remembered that there were other members on the team and everyone excepting Gambit actually proves useful in some respect. Bishop and Rogue dispatch Proteus huzzah! Psylocke and X doing most of the heavy Psychic hitting but ultimately resulting in the reality/psychic choke-hold over the world that the Shadow King has wanted to achieve for 20 odd years of our reader's real-world time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer May 2, 2018

    I loved Ron Garney and Matt Milla's liberal use of Kirby dots, which gave the fights an extra-normal quality you don't usually see in an X-Men book. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro May 6, 2018

    ASTONISHING X-MEN #11 is a fast-paced comic book. Charles Soule wastes no time delivering hard-hitting dialogue. While his plot and characterization stumble at times, the story is well worth reading. The artwork from Ron Garney and Matt Milla continues the psychedelic feel of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 2, 2018

    Thanks to the smooth meshing of plot points laid down since issue one, Astonishing X-Men #11 delivers a pretty satisfying read even though its big twist is eminently call-able. There's plenty of peril and uncertainty left for the final issue. I have a terrible suspicion, though, that all the questions will be answered a little too neatly and this arc's overall impact - on its characters, on the Marvel universe's status quo, and on readers' memories - will be minimal. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 3, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men #11 is another installment in a frustratingly long story, but it is a fun read nonetheless. It has its problems, but the product is both fun and visually appealing. This one gets a recommendation. Feel free to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn A. Warner May 2, 2018

    While I still don't believe Astonishing X-Men has lived up to its potential, this is another in a run of solid issues, entertaining to read and exciting to look at. Charles Soule has done a good job with the title, however I think the writer's work on solo books far exceeds his work on team based fare.I have been here since the first issue of his run and I am looking forward to a thrilling final chapter to close it out. I am certain Mr. Soule and company will deliver. 3.5/5 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given May 3, 2018

    action, action, action! That's what defines this chapter and it's a great one. Proteus has, indeed, defeated the X-Men, but that doesn't mean that they're taking defeat lying down! It's a no holds barred all out war as the students of Charles Xavier attempt to regain the upper hand I loved the adrenaline rush as the team devises a new way to take down their opponent. Will this new trick succeed or… to be continued. *** (8.2 rating) Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 2, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men #11 is a much stronger installment than any of the others before it, but it suffers from a lot of the same problems that have been plaguing the book. Weak characterization, hit or miss art, and a predictable twist damage a lot of things that should have worked. Its still a head above nearly every other issue of this series, though, so it has that going for it. Read Full Review

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