Astonishing X-Men #13

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 24
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The Reavers are back, and they have a new weapon that only Havok knows about. It's going to take a ragtag group of X-Men to save a world that hates and fears them! But after his villainous turn, can any of the X-Men really trust him? Can he blame them? Havok! Beast! Dazzler! Warpath! Colossus! It's an all-new, all-different kind of X-Men story from the minds of Matthew Rosenberg (PUNISHER) and Greg Land (INCREDIBLE HULK)!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Kelly Jogereit Jul 7, 2018

    All in all, Astonishing X-Men #13, Until Our Hearts Stop (Part 1) does what it is meant to do: entices it's readers into a rich, character driven story while keeping us on the edge of our seats and wondering what is going to happen next. It is a great read for any fan of Astonishing X-Men, and a thrilling addition to the franchise. I can not wait until the next issue is released. Between Matthew Rosenberg's story-sense, and the art team's sharp fluidity, we're in for a ride.And I've always loved roller coasters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Jul 4, 2018

    The new era kicks off with a bang as the book has action, humor, drama, and maybe new motivation. Astonishing X-Men exceeds its lofty expectations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Jul 4, 2018

    It has been years since Alex Summers was a hero again, getting the chance to see how he approaches the world that is basically against him will be an interesting read for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 4, 2018

        After Charles Soules terrible run on the book, this issue is a welcome change. Greg Lands art hurts it a little, but Rosenbergs script is too good to be held down by it. Its not exactly a return to the form of Whedon and Ellis days, but its a strong start and a massive improvement over what Soule was doing. Rosenberg tells his story while also giving readers glimpses into Havok and Beast that they may not have had before. It all serves the plot, but it also feels organic and earned, something that Soule was never able to manage during his run. If Rosenberg can keep this up, theres no reason why Astonishing X-Men cant become the crown jewel of the X books. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jul 4, 2018

    As X-Men: Gold and X-Men: Blue trend more and more into obscurity, irrelevance, and apparent cancellation, Astonishing X-Men emerges to keep X-Men fans satisfied. Between Astonishing X-Men and X-Men: Red, Marvel has their new flagship X-books. It's safe to say at this point, any time you see Matthew Rosenberg writing mutants you need to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Jul 9, 2018

    ASTONISHING X-MEN #13 is a completely new tale from its previous twelve issues. Matthew Rosenberg takes a down-on-his-luck Havok and places him on a path of redemption. The story is rather solid, with only a few missteps that might age well as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Andrew Taylor Jul 12, 2018

    Havok, unqualified for most things, tries to make himself relevant by being the hero for which nobody asked. The majority of the issue is spent in X-Position and over half of the characters promised on the cover either is not in the issue or barely in the issue. Hopefully, more is explained next issue regarding the menace that is the military controlled Reavers and that the rest of the team as promised actually joins up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 4, 2018

    It's a book fans are going to want to like, but the artwork will serve as a barrier to entry. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 5, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men #13 is a disappointing opening salvo for Matthew Rosenbergs stint on the title. The characters are difficult to like, everyone is nasty towards one another, and the artwork leaves a lot to be desired. There were some good moments that keep the book from being completely unappealing, but they were few. I cant quite recommend this one, unfortunately. Read Full Review

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