Astonishing X-Men #3

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 31
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  The X-MEN continue their fight against the SHADOW KING!
•  But when OLD MAN LOGAN loses himself in the ASTRAL PLANE and Shadow King's illusions, will he ever find his way back to his teammates? AND WHAT OTHER HORRORS AWAIT OUR TEAM?
•  Brought to you by the incomparable ED MCGUINNESS and eXcellent X-Men scribe, Charles Soule, ASTONISHING X-MEN continues to be the X-Book you can't afford to miss.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 6, 2017

    Honestly, if you pick up one Marvel book this week, I'd be hard-pressed to recommend anything over Astonishing X-Men. This book has been a dynamic and thoughtful adventure that thinks deeply about the enduring nature of the Children of the Atom, portrayed brilliantly by a murderer's row of artistic talent. If you haven't been reading this book, buckle up and take a ride to the Astral Plane, because this book is certainly living up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Sep 7, 2017

    This is an issue built on character and strong plot progression and manages to do both without sacrificing either. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Sep 6, 2017

    Putting a talented artist on the book really heightens the strong writing of Charles Soule. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going on this one! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Harrison Rawdin Sep 7, 2017

    Astonishing X-Men #3dives deep into one of our main characters while keeping its atmosphere accessible. It's a hard balancing act but thanks to the author this latest volume seems more than up to the task. There's room for improvement but the game between Charles and Farouk, with the fate of the world in the balance, plus a team of outsiders easily makes this a title worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 11, 2017

    There really shouldn't be a doubt anymore that Astonishing X-Men is the premier X-book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Sep 7, 2017

    This is definitely more decompressed, which makes parts of the book less than enjoyable. The rest of the issue is solid, but there could and should be more X-Men in this X-Men book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 9, 2017

    I can still recommend this comic. It is a good read, and, on the surface, Ed McGuinness artwork does look good. This is still the best X-Men book on the stands at the moment, and I suggest you pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 6, 2017

    While I'm starting to get into this series I can't help but feel there is something missing. We are only three issues in but I would have thought we'd have progressed further through the story by now. There is a lot of interesting questions the series raises and now things are finally getting exciting so I am hopeful that it will continue to get better and better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Sep 6, 2017

    Overall, this was an alright issue. I think I just feel spoiled after the first two issues, with lots of action and a fast pace, matched with great art and dialogue. This issue, as I mentioned, was fine and I expected the story to go this way when the team was split up. But it felt a little slow for me, nothing really earth shattering taking place, and the art just didn't leave me with the high I felt after the start of the series. I am still very much a fan of this series and I'm looking forward to seeing more from this team and the ultimate showdown with the Shadow King. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 7, 2017

    Astonishing X-Men #3 is the weakest issue of this series so far. The focus on Old Man Logan over the rest of the X-Men hurt how the mission statement of this series. That said, Charles Soule does provide a lot of strong dialogue that makes up for how the story is executed. The main story involving Shadow King continues to be the strength of the arc and there is enough development in Astonishing X-Men #3 to make fans look forward to what comes next. Read Full Review

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