Astonishing X-Men #14

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 24
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• Welcome back to the X-Men stage, the incomparable...the amazing...the uncanny...DAZZLER!
•  The Reavers are hunting random mutants, so Havok and Beast must save a former X-Man.
•  But these Reavers aren't completely as they seem!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Andrew Taylor Aug 9, 2018

    The band is back together with a lead singer! The team promised on the covers finally joins up and kicks some evil robot butt thanks to the addition of Dazzler to the team. The overall theme seems to be that the X-Men involved in the story might be down and on hard times but can still pull it together to destroy that disco. But Disco never dies!!! The artwork of Land is amazing, the story is compellingly self-aware. Will Dazzler take over leadership of the team from incompetent Havok? Stay tuned" Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn A. Warner Aug 6, 2018

    This issue is full of reasons to love the X-Men, time-tested reasons like Banshee's iconic costume and new reasons like writer Matthew Rosenberg's spot on dialog and fast paced, multi-layered narrative. I would love to see this creative team stick around for a good long run, they have the imagination and talent to deliver the goods. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Aug 1, 2018

    Still familiar while forging its own identity, this latest team of X-Men will please long time fans and those new to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 4, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men #14 continues to be a promising start for this new team. Matthew Rosenberg has let his inner fan boy out onto the pages of the book and it's a really wild read. The art has been exciting and glamorous thanks to the hard work put in by all involved. Astonishing X-Men is the most fun you'll have with mutants this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 6, 2018

    Rosenberg and company arent reinventing the wheel with this X-Men story, but it does all the little things right. The characters are entertaining and endearing, theres good action, and the plot, while at this point not seeming like anything special, has the potential to take some interesting turns, especially with the way this issue ended. The art isnt consistent, which is a shame, but this book is light years better than it was under Charles Soule and deserves a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Kelly Jogereit Aug 7, 2018

    All in all,thisAstonishing X-Menarc is shaping up to be humorous, heart-breaking, and dramatic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Aug 1, 2018

    What the latest arc of Astonishing X-Men gives us is a wonderfully snarky, dysfunctional team of outcast mutants. They might not save the world, but they're gonna crack some good jokes as they trip over each other. While issue #14 completes the roster and strengthens the comedic tone, the visuals and the opposition remain a little too generic to make this a must-read. It doesn't belong on the top of your pull list, but it'll be a fun treat if you circle back later and pick it up cheap. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 6, 2018

    While the execution isn’t necessarily flawless, Rosenberg is bringing something different to Astonishing X-Men that I think bears watching — something that, in many ways, plays to the strengths of the franchise dating back to Dave Cockrum and Chris Claremont’s original run. While we’re not seeing the sort of wild concept work of living islands or galactic forces gone awry, part of the reason why the lineup of Giant-Sized X-Men succeeded was because of the way the cast interacted and gelled with one another — and that’s the sort of sparks I’m seeing with Rosenberg’s work here. Like Justice League International before it, Astonishing X-Men eschews the iconic in exchange for the irreverent, making for a surprising and engaging read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 1, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men should be a really enjoyable X-Men comic with a more comedic bend than any of the other books in the current line, but the art is working against it. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 6, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men #14 is another disappointment from Rosenbergs new direction on the title. I love the lineup, and Rosenberg has put out a few comics I genuinely adore in his time with Marvel, Tales of Suspense and Punisher being among his better works. This doesnt gel for me though. I cant recommend it reading it. Read Full Review

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