Astonishing X-Men #16

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• Havok, leader of...the Reavers?!
•  What circumstances have led Havok to side with the bad guys once more?
•  And will it stick this time?
Rated T+

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Oct 17, 2018

    ASTONISHING X-MEN #16 is a seriously funny book thanks to Rosenberg's stellar writing. It continues to be a fun series, and a standout in a sea of X-Books. Frank D'Armata's colors steal the show this issue! Your mileage may vary when it comes to enjoyment of this issue, though, because the tone is so light. If you want to read a heavier X-Men series, look elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Oct 18, 2018

    Non stop action and humor highlight another great issue of the Rosenberg and Land run. The book is fun while never loving the quintessential 'X-Men' tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Andrew Taylor Oct 31, 2018

    In this issue we still have questionable leadership decisions, others making fun of those decisions, and even a Havok/Cyclops comparison which I think is a per-issue requirement. The overall assessment of Havok's leadership abilities thus far seems to be a large failure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 17, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men #16 combines great characterization with some fun action, and thoroughly entertains. It has a few problems, but not enough to sink the book. Rosenbergs handling of Havok is a highlight, and theres enough little twists and surprises in this one to keep readers invested. The art could be better and the villains could be more filled out, but that doesnt detract very much from how enjoyable this issue is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Oct 17, 2018

    The banter between the X-Men and the Reavers remains a strong point in Rosenberg's script, especially certain characters finally calling out Beast on his tendency to end up on the wrong side of nearly every conflict for the past several years. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    On Comics Ground - Kelly Baker Oct 27, 2018

    To conclude, this was a good issue of Astonishing X-Men and definitely set us up with one heck of a cliffhanger. There is a promise of an epic battle and an opportunity for closure. I can not wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Dexter Buschetelli Oct 22, 2018

    The better Summers brother deserves better, and so do the readers Read Full Review

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