Astonishing X-Men #6

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Michael Del Mundo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 31
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  We are trapped in the SHADOW KING's web. All strands have led here.
•  We have seen sacrifice, battle, manipulation, lies and the darkest truths. Now, at last, CHARLES XAVIER and his X-Men will save one world and lose another.
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Tyler Ouellette Dec 13, 2017

    The Life of X arc reaches its conclusion and offers plenty of spotlight for fan favorites. Soule's work should be commended for creativity. While clearly working within the confines of Legacy's mandates, he manages to achieve real potential and a solid springboard for Xavier's future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Dec 22, 2017

    How the "Life of X" resurrection was done made me do a double-take and go back a couple of pages to question if what I saw really just happened. One life is possibly relinquished to restore another, readers won't completely know how this setup works until future issues, but needless to say Soule leaves a cliffhanger of an ending. The actions from this series will most likely cause a ripple going forward for most X-Men titles and the mutants in the Marvel Universe. Soule and Del Mundo created an emotional journey for their readers and I was happy to take the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Dec 7, 2017

    Credit where credit is due, Charles Soule pulled off a good twist in this issue. What's really impressive is that Soule clearly set this event in motion during the previous issues, but he didn't draw too much attention to it at the time. Just a few pages and panels, here and there. But it really works. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Dec 9, 2017

    Art was different, but really pretty to look at. Different than standard comic book art. No harsh lines, almost like watercolor. It has bright colors with no harshness, but had a good amount of contrast in all the different panels. It suits the issue well and had a lot of detail still. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 10, 2017

    Astonishing X-Men continues to be the book that X-fans should be flocking to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Dec 11, 2017

    "Astonishing X-Men" #6 was a great ending for Soule's debut arc and fully delivered on changing the cast's status quo. It remains to be seen how those events will shape the characters going forward, but readers should remain onboard for that. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 6, 2017

    This is a great final chapter to the first arc of what Soule's setting up. There's a goal here and the use of the Shadow King is a nice nod to the character's increased recognition due to Legion. There's also something a little different about this Professor X and Soule has me really intrigued to see where he takes the character. This is a key issue that will have folks talking. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 11, 2017

    Overall, Astonishing X-Men #6 comes out being one of the weakest issues of the series so far. Its not bad, but its not great either. If youre devoted to the X-Men and this book, then you may as well purchase it to continue the story. However, if you were just wanting to try this series, I would give this issue a pass. Read Full Review

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